Consequences of Minkowski’s Unification of Space and Time for a Philosophy of Nature
Philosophy of nature is defined as opposed to the model of physics as well as to epistomology and transcendental philosophy. The question “what is space” is first dealt with in the old paradigm with space and time separated. The philosophical notion of “aporon” is introduced as the self-contradictory unity of object and communication. It is argued, that gravitation is the necessary communication providing the “existence” of space. The concept is extended to Minkowski’s space-time. In order to achieve this, the philosophical notion of “now” is introduced and the problem of “duration” or “substance” is dealt with.
KeywordsPhilosophy of nature Space Time Aporon Existence
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