© 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.

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