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10. Space, Time & Logic

Updated: Oct 14, 2018

The logic of space and time is a fascinating subject and unfortunately, a mystery to most. It's a particularly relevant topic to cover here at The Agora, as we move from our study of space, to logic.

In this episode we begin by examining Xeno's paradoxes (which were intended to refute ontological pluralism) and see how his critique lends insight to the problem of the one and the many. We also discuss Newton's ideas regarding absolute space and time, as well as Leibniz's objections to them, Kant's use of incongruent counterparts to support them, and Einstein's ultimate defeat of them.

Then, we deal with some of the time paradoxes traditionally associated with relativity. Finally, we show how the multiverse or, Many World Theory, can resolve these logical puzzles. Despite the abundance of material covered, we didn't have time to examine a whole bunch of stuff. Things like event ontology, spacetime worms, and lightcones were unfortunately left out. However, if this is something you're interested in learning more about, check out the sources listed below.





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