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position//abstraction nicholas sagan

Š redshift press 2010


Spatial m easureme n

quantitat

ts are use d to quan tify

ively com pare

how far a p a r t

the inter val betwe en


objects a re, a n d t e m p o r a l m e asureme and dura tion

nts are u sed to

of events


arg

ues

fo r

t h e nec ess ity of t he exi ste nce of a bso lute


spa

ce

to a cco unt fo r phe can nom not ena be l i ke acc oun rot atio ted na fo r nd acc ele rat on ion ap tha u re ly t

re l a

tion

alis

t

acc

oun

t


led to the conclusion


tha

t th e

ma

ss o f an

obj

ect

wa

rps

the

geo

me

try

of


the

spa

ce-

tim

es urr oun din g

it


t in st an t m po se it s pr es en co at th ts en ev t se t of n ha ve a di ffer en ca se er iv un e th ea ch po in t in


ideas of form and functional capacity only dictates temporal direction in relation


to complex scenarios involving specific, non-metaphysical agency which is not

merely dependent on human perception of time


asymmetry is perceivable

and ii) that the pieces of cup came to possess exactly the nature and number of those of a cup before assembling


i) the relationship between the agent capacities of the human hand (ie, what it is and is not capable of & what it is for) and non-animal agency (ie, what floors are and are not capable of and what they are for)

on account of two features:


on the other han

d


holds that for a

thing to exist thro

ugh time is for it

to exist as a


a s re u o tinu con

lity


when we consider the thing as a whole we must consider an aggregate

of all its

"temporal parts" or instances of existing


objects within these realities somehow exist outside of the reality as a whole, even though the realities as


wholes are not

related


position//abstraction nicholas sagan www.nicholassagan.com nicholassagan@gmail.com

Š redshift press 2010


position//abstraction