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The Necessary Structure of the All-pervading Aether (Hardcover): Peter Forrest

The Necessary Structure of the All-pervading Aether (Hardcover)

Peter Forrest

Series: Philosophische Analyse / Philosophical Analysis, 49

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In this book I investigate the necessary structure of the aether - the stuff that fills the whole universe. Some of my conclusions are. 1. There is an enormous variety of structures that the aether might, for all we know, have. 2. Probably the aether is point-free. 3. In that case, it should be distinguished from Space-time, which is either a fiction or a construct. 4. Even if the aether has points, we should reject the orthodoxy that all regions are grounded in points by summation. 5. If the aether is point-free but not continuous, its most likely structure has extended atoms that are not simples. 6. Space-time is symmetric if and only if the aether is continuous. 7. If the aether is continuous, we should reject the standard interpretation of General Relativity, in which geometry determines gravity. 8. Contemporary physics undermines an objection to discrete aether based on scale invariance, but does not offer much positive support.

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Imprint: De Gruyter
Country of origin: Germany
Series: Philosophische Analyse / Philosophical Analysis, 49
Release date: February 2013
First published: 2013
Authors: Peter Forrest
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 226
ISBN-13: 978-3-11-032517-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Metaphysics & ontology
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Metaphysics & ontology
LSN: 3-11-032517-9
Barcode: 9783110325171

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