World Enough and Space-Time

Absolute vs. Relational Theories of Space and Time

Ranked #86 in General Relativity

Newton's Principia introduced conceptions of space and time that launched one of the most famous and sustained debates in the history of physics, a controversy that involves fundamental concerns in the foundations of physics, metaphysics, and scientific epistemology. This book introduces and clarifies the historical and philosophical development of the clash between Newton's absolute conception of space and Leibniz's relational one. It separates the issues and provides new perspectives on absolute relational accounts of motion and relational-substantival accounts of the ontology of space... more

Similar Books

If you like World Enough and Space-Time, check out these similar top-rated books:

Learn: What makes Shortform summaries the best in the world?