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Кант и развитието на геометрията
Kant and the Development of Geometry

Author(s): Anguel S. Stefanov
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Psychology, History of Philosophy, Philosophical Traditions, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Special Branches of Philosophy, Sociology, Early Modern Philosophy, German Idealism, Philosophy of Science, Personality Psychology, Behaviorism, Applied Sociology, Family and social welfare, Economic development
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: extensions with non-Euclidean geometries; strait line; geodesic line in Riemannian geometry

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the paper is to show that the standard criticism directed to Kant that he allegedly accepted the uniqueness and objectivity of the three dimensional Euclidean geometry is irrelevant. Long before the birth of non-Euclidean geometries it occurred to Kant that extensions could exist with other properties and dimensions, which describe other possible worlds. And long before Hilary Putnam to explain the differentiation of the notion of straight line that obeys two types of laws – geometrical and physical, Kant has presented the possibility of this differentiation in his first Critique.

  • Issue Year: 29/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 31-38
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bulgarian