Space and Time

W. J. Mander

in An Introduction to Bradley's Metaphysics

Published in print April 1994 | ISBN: 9780198240907
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680298 | DOI:
Space and Time

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This chapter examines F. H. Bradley's arguments against the reality of space and time from a philosophical point of view. Bradley's arguments against space and time are connected with his attack on relations. Space and time involve relations, relations are unreal, therefore space and time are unreal. His arguments are also interesting, not simply in connection with his views on relations, but also in themselves as arguments about the nature of space and time. They are not, as has sometimes been supposed, mere confusions about the correct mathematical or scientific treatment of space and time, but raise some serious points and puzzles in the philosophy of space and time to which modern mathematics or science have no easy answers.

Keywords: F. H. Bradley; philosophy; metaphysics; relations; space; time; unreality

Chapter.  4910 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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