© 2011, Amanda Hutchens
I present a logical argument for the existence of substantivalist spacetime: We should consider the account presented by Kant of spacetime as a genuine substance because it provides a plausible alternative to the widely held relationist viewpoint. I present several examples of enantiomorphic pairs, including the lowercase letters p and q to illustrate differences between such objects that have no apparent connection to the internal structure of each. These differences, I claim, must stem from a direct relationship between the objects and space itself. Furthermore, I examine the implications presented by enantiomorphic objects when time is taken to be the fourth dimension based on Einstein’s view of general and special relativity.
Hutchens, Amanda (2011) "A New Perspective on Enantiomorphic Pairs and Substantivalist Spacetime," Res Cogitans: Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 1.