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physical space independent of what occupies it

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Since the time of Aristotle two fundamental ideas had gone unchallenged: the notions of absolute space and absolute time.
0'] of the absolute speed of the Newtonian absolute space (the ether of classical mechanics), it can take on values in the range 0 [less than or equal to] [phi][V.
This space of accretion encompassed wealth, resources, and technology that were not present in absolute space.
In modern times the relativity of Einstein appeared as an assault against the Newtonian schema of absolute space and time.
It is, however, to be used for sufficiently accurate measurement of the variations of c due to the absolute velocity of the laboratory when, during the different hours of the day, the axis of the apparatus takes different orientations in absolute space due to the daily rotation of the Earth (or if one would be able to place the set-up on a rotating platform).
Quantum uncertainty and the four-dimensional space-time of relativity have taken the place of the determinism and of the unobservable absolute space and universal time of Classical Mechanics.
As Kant claims there, although absolute space must be presupposed by the representation of a movable space (matter), it is not a representation of an object.
This paper examines how Jonathan Edwards (1703-58) shifted from a broadly Newtonian conception of divine, absolute space to a more Berkeleian or Leibnizian theory of merely relative, ideal space.
Thus, with Newton, the A-theorist is free to distinguish between physical/relative and absolute space and time.
Thus, for example, the relativistic conceptions of place and time in Aristotelian physics gave way to the more objective Newtonian conception of absolute space and time just as the child cognitively develops from egocentrism to increasing objectivity.
42) In my recently published book, The Fate of Place: A Philosophical History (University of California Press, 1997), I demonstrate the slow but sure emergence of infinite and absolute space from Philoponus to Newton.
Thus, Leibniz's indistinguishability arguments against Newtonian absolute space work only if we presuppose a flat Euclidean space.
Chapter 8 rejects the verificationist theory of meaning but accepts the verificationist view that certain claims about personal identity, inverted spectrum, absolute space, and counterfactuals are meaningless.