January 2012 - There is always something happening...

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January 26, 2012 Events and Space-and Time: The Basic Building Blocks Event : just a point, an occurrence that shares space and time with no extension in either, a duration of length zero Ex. Firecracker (instant – lasts a very short period of time) - Objection: it does take up a period of time and space, regardless of how small it is
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Unformatted text preview: There is always something happening somewhere-If nothings happening in a particular spot, matter will eventually disperse in that area and then there will no longer be any matter in that area Aristotelian view: the real space is unknown XYZ: length, width, height, respectively Straight line = constant speed...
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course PHILOSOPHY 375 taught by Professor Heatherdemarest during the Spring '12 term at Rutgers.

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