Edward Slowik

Affiliation: 

Winona State University

Between Newton and the Neo-Kantians: The Evolution of Absolute and Relational Space in 18th and 19th Centuries

The topic of this presentation concerns the historical development of the concepts of absolute and relational space (or substantival and relational space) in the 18th and 19th centuries (i.e., that space is either an independent entity of some sort, or a mere relation among these entities).