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Offline Mononoke

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This might belong on some philosophy forum somewhere but here goes...

As the question makes clear, I'm wondering about whether for a "thing" to be a-spatial also by necessity requires that thing to be a-temporal as well. My main point of interest is whether something could be spatial/material yet exist atemporally theoretically speaking. My guess is there is no strict 'right answer' but simply views and opinions at this stage of scientific inquiry into such metaphysical matters, assuming there are any. As I said, this might not be the best place for such a question but I'm still curious about hearing different scientific perspective on this if there are any.


 

Offline chiralSPO

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Re: Are a-spatiality and a-temporailty mutually inclusive?
« Reply #1 on: 01/10/2015 13:34:04 »
I'm not quite sure what you mean by a-spatial and a-temporal.

Does a-spatial mean that this "thing" is nowhere, everywhere, or location has no meaning for it for some other reason?

Similarly, does a-temporal mean this "thing" never existed, always existed, or is somehow time-independent?

You might also have to clarify what you mean by "thing" and "exist." For instance does red exist?
 

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Re: Are a-spatiality and a-temporailty mutually inclusive?
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