Is Space Created? Reflections on Śaṇkara's Philosophy and Philosophy of Physics

Philosophy East and West 60 (4):517-533 (2010)
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From Antiquity to the present day, the concept of space has engaged the attention of philosophers and scientists of every civilization. Space as a subject of philosophical inquiry appears quite early in Greek philosophy, especially in the works of natural philosophers such as Philolaus, Plato, and Aristotle.1 For about two thousand years, Aristotle's philosophy constituted the framework from which successive generations of Western philosophers and scientists attempted to reason about space. This view was shaken, however, with the publication of Newton's Principia in 1687. In this monumental work, Newton established the concept of absolute space as an entity distinct and separate from material bodies, homogeneous ..
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