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The Philosophy of LeibnizMetaphysics and Language$
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Benson Mates

Print publication date: 1989

Print ISBN-13: 9780195059465

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195059468.001.0001

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Space and Time

Space and Time

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(p.227) XIII Space and Time
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The Philosophy of Leibniz
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195059468.003.0014

This chapter sets forth and discusses critically Leibniz's controversy with Newton about the existence of absolute space. It also discusses the significance of the so‐called analysis situs, in which Leibniz defines a number of geometrical concepts – e.g., sphere, straight line, circle, plane – in terms of a single quaternary relation, R (a, ba, c, d), with the intuitive meaning “a is as far from b as c is from d,” and then, on the basis of these definitions, proves such theorems as “ the intersection of a sphere and a plane is a circle.”

Keywords:   absolute space, analysis situs, Leibniz, Newton, space, time

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