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Space: A History

Andrew Janiak


This volume chronicles the development of philosophical conceptions of space from early antiquity through the medieval period to the early modern era, ending with Kant. The chapters describe the interactions between philosophy at different moments in history and various other disciplines, especially geometry, optics, and natural science more generally. Figures from the history of mathematics, science, and philosophy are discussed, including Euclid, Plato, Aristotle, Proclus, Ibn al-Haytham, Nicole Oresme, Kepler, Descartes, Newton, Leibniz, Berkeley, and Kant. A series of shorter essays, or Re ... More

Keywords: space, geometry, Aristotle, void, Newton, Kant, Plato, Descartes, Euclid, Proclus

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780199914104
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199914104.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Janiak, editor
Associate Professor of Philiosophy, Duke University