Distance and Direction — (i) Primary Tests

  • Richard Swinburne


WHAT are the criteria for saying that some object or place is at a certain distance in a certain direction from another object or place?


Rigid Body Material Object Primary Test Basic Frame Differential Influence 
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© Richard Swinburne 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Swinburne
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  1. 1.University of HullUK

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