In this thesis I argue for three central points: spacetime is substantival, spacetime is not composed of points, and a particular form of spatiotemporal monism is true. More detailedly, I argue that the three points are interconnected and that the truth of the first two claims, if established, serves as strong evidence for spatiotemporal monism. Additionally, while I do offer positive argumentation in support of spatiotemporal monism and region theory, I argue that the most compelling evidence in favor of spatiotemporal monism is it stands to potentially help unify metaphysics in virtue of compatibility with related metaphysical theories in a way that point theory cannot.
|Commitee:||Barnett, David, Koslicki, Kathrin|
|School:||University of Colorado at Boulder|
|School Location:||United States -- Colorado|
|Source:||MAI 48/06M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy|
|Keywords:||Monism, Region theory, Space-time, Spacetime, Substantivalism|
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