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To the Problem of Universality of Space and Time

(Original title: K problému univerzálnosti priestoru a času)
Filozofia, 31 (1976), 4, 393-405.
Type of work: Papers - Philosophical Problems of Natural Sciences
Publication language: Slovak
The development of contemporary p'hysica, first of all the physics of elementary particles, presents a number of serious philosophical problems, the problem of universality of space and time being one of them. The author analyzes the philosophical presuppositions of the macroscopic hypothesis of space and time, according to which space and time extinct in microcosm, and thus he comes to contradiction with the thesis of universality of space and time as forms of existence of matter. He proves its unmaintainability and wrong presuppositions from which it stems (Grassmann’s conception of spaciality and duration). The author further analyzes the logical-gnozeological and ontological aspect of the problem, as well as the problems connected with the extrapolation of the classical notions of space and time.
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