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Type: Journal article
Title: Incongruent counterparts and the reality of space
Author: Nerlich, G.
Citation: Philosophy Compass, 2009; 4(3):598-613
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Issue Date: 2009
ISSN: 1747-9991
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Graham Nerlich
Abstract: Left and right hands are incongruent counterparts. Yet each replicates the intrinsic properties of the other. This suggests that differing relations to space make the difference. Kant's and Weyl's discussions of the problem are critically discussed. It emerges that spatial relationism fails to explain how its relations may be interpreted. An excursion into visual geometry explains the basis of handedness in the orientable structure of space.
Rights: © 2009 The Author. Journal Compilation © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2009.00212.x
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