Concepts of Space in Vitruvius

The previous article could be read as a prologue to the present one: that article — Place Space and the Unicorn — unveils the premises and the reasons which took me to analyze an ancient text like De Architectura, written by the Roman architect Vitruvius in the first century B.C.,  to understand how the notion... Continue Reading →

Space and Place: A Scientific History – Part One

With the present work, I shall commence a series of two articles which deal with the scientific perspective on the question of space and place, through the presentation of the following historically-based texts, written by three physicists: the first is ‘The Discovery of Dynamics: A Study from a Machian Point of View of the Discovery... Continue Reading →

What Is Place? What Is Space?

The traditional and well-established meaning of a concept crystallized into a specific word should be the starting point for any investigation that aims at questioning that concept. In this article, I will list all of the different entries and the different senses that the noun place and the noun space have according to the Oxford... Continue Reading →

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