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Relationism: the thesis, that space exists only in the relations between bodies - i.e. there is no empty space - see also relationalism.
 
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Stalnaker, Robert
 
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Relationism I 82f
Relationism / relationalism / Stalnaker: to represent him in terms of the logical space, it must be assumed that the logical space itself is partially conventional - I 84 that is, we must assume that the localization function sometimes only conventionally differs and therefore actually represents the same possible world. - it is not conventional that the origin of the coordinate system can be chosen freely - this is true for each c.s. - it would be true even if an absolute theory of space were true.

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R. Stalnaker
Ways a World may be Oxford New York 2003


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-31