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Newton’s Bucket Experiment from Kantian Perspective

DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2018.85030, PP. 437-443

Keywords: Absolute Space, Bucket Experiment, Motion, Kant, Idea

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Newton’s absolute pace-time view is the basis of his classical mechanics, and his description of relative motion is based on absolute space. However, the existence of this absolute space has been questioned by the academic circles. In order to defend its theoretical foundation, Newton established a famous bucket experiment to prove the existence of absolute space. But his experiment was also questioned, and the experiment is also divided into different opinions. This paper hopes to find the answer to the question from Kantian perspective.

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