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Author Slowik, Edward, author

Title The deep metaphysics of space : an alternative history and ontology beyond substantivalism and relationism / Edward Slowik
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2016
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Series European studies in philosophy of science, 2365-4236 ; volume 3
European Studies in Philosophy of Science ; v. 3
Contents Preface; Contents; Abbreviations and Other Conventions; Introduction; Part I: Substantivalism and Relationism Versus Newton and Leibniz; Chapter 1: A (Contrarian's) Reappraisal of the History and Current State of the Ontology Debate in the Philosophy of Space; 1.1 The Standard Dichotomy: Substantivalism and Relationism; 1.1.1 Substantivalism, Theoretical Entities, and the Spacetime Approach; 1.1.2 Relationism; 1.2 The Third-Way in Spatial Ontology; 1.2.1 Space as Property; 1.2.2 Spacetime Structuralism and the Definitional Approach; 1.3 The Complex Geneses of the Standard Dichotomy
1.3.1 The Relativity of Perceived Motion1.3.2 Cartesian Spacetime Revisited; 1.3.3 Huygens' Crucial Role in the Evolution of the Standard Dichotomy; Chapter 2: Newton's Neoplatonic Ontology of Space: Substantivalism or Third-Way?; 2.1 Two Third-Way Conceptions of Newton's Absolute Space; 2.2 The Case for a Strong Third-Way Interpretation; 2.2.1 Space as a Necessary Consequence or Result; 2.2.2 Efficient Causation and Cambridge Neoplatonism; 2.3 Neoplatonism and the Determined Quantities of Extension Hypothesis; 2.3.1 Newton Against Ontological Dualisms
2.3.2 The Ontological Foundation of Newton's Spatial Ontology2.4 Space as an Affection of Being; 2.4.1 Extension and Accidents; 2.4.2 Nullibism and Holenmerism; 2.4.3 Ens Quatenus Ens; 2.5 Newton's Spatial Theory and Substance/Property Ontologies; 2.6 Conclusion; Chapter 3: Leibniz' Ontology of Space: Whither Relationism?; 3.1 Relationism and Leibnizian Space; 3.1.1 Relationism Versus Universal Place; 3.1.2 Universal Place and the Property Theory; 3.2 The Ontological Foundations of Leibnizian Space; 3.2.1 The Immensum and Its Immense Importance
3.2.2 Substance, Accident, and Relations in Leibniz' Metaphysics3.2.3 Leibniz' Physical-Geometric Holism; 3.3 Final Assessment; 3.3.1 Space, Property and Nominalism; 3.3.2 Reconsidering the Leibniz Shift Scenarios; 3.3.3 A Monadic Conclusion; Chapter 4: Motion, Matter, Monads, and Their "Forced" Relationship; 4.1 The Interpretive Challenge of Leibnizian Motion; 4.1.1 Overview of Leibnizian Motion and the Equivalence of Hypotheses; 4.1.2 Leibnizian Motion: An Alternative Account Contra Absolute Speed; 4.1.3 Realism, Invariantism, and Leibnizian Motion
4.1.4 An Outline of a Leibnizian Invariantist Ontology4.2 The Mystery of Monadic Situation; 4.2.1 Monads and Spatiality; 4.2.2 Monads and the Extension of Power; 4.2.3 Monadic Activity and Derivative Force; 4.3 Final Synthesis; Part II: Third-Way Spatial Ontologies: Past and Present; Chapter 5: From Property to Structure: Exploring Contemporary Third-Way Conceptions of the Ontology of Space; 5.1 The Property Theory of Space; 5.1.1 An Historical Precedent: Philoponus; 5.1.2 Contemporary Versions of the Property Theory; 5.1.3 Critiquing the Property Theory; 5.1.4 Concluding Assessment
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Metaphysics.
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ISBN 9783319448688 (electronic bk.)
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