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Introduction

Ian Hinckfuss

in The Existence of Space and Time

Published in print March 1975 | ISBN: 9780198245193
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680854 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245193.003.0001
Introduction

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This book addresses the philosophical problems of space and time. Roughly speaking, Chapters 1, 2, and 3 deal with space, and Chapters 4, 5, and 6 deal with time. These problems perhaps arise merely by virtue of the way in which the language is constructed. The business of providing means for the elimination of certain expressions from the descriptions of the world is often called reduction. Thus, relationalism is a reductionist programme. Moreover, an overview of the chapters included in the book is provided.

Keywords: space; time; philosophical problems; relationalism; reduction; reductionist programme

Chapter.  737 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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