THE NOTION OF SPACE IN SOME MODERN PHYSICS THEORIES

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Ivan Karpenko
National Research University – Higher School of Economics
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No. 3 (Vol. 45)
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150-166
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The article analyzes a number of modern physics approaches in different aspects, which are directly or indirectly affected by the problem of space. The variations of cosmologies based on the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, the theory of inflation, the holographic universe model, the model of the virtual universe, etc. and their scientifically validated combinations are examined for specifics of category of space interpretation in each case. In reliance to the historical and philosophical analysis the connection between the traditional interpretations of the concept of space in philosophy and the modern ones in physics is established. The context of some modern physical theories is concluded to bring new dimensions to the understanding of space (while retaining certain classical concepts).

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concept of space, cosmology, philosophy of physics, history of science
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10.5840/eps201545381
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