Suppes Predicates for Space-Time

  title={Suppes Predicates for Space-Time},
  author={Newton C. A. da Costa and Ot{\'a}vio A. S. Bueno and Steven French},
We formulate Suppes predicates for various kinds of space-time: classical Euclidean, Minkowski's, and that of General Relativity. Starting with topological properties, these continua are mathematically constructed with the help of a basic algebra of events; this algebra constitutes a kind of mereology, in the sense of Lesniewski. There are several alternative, possible constructions, depending, for instance, on the use of the common field of reals or of a non-Archimedian field (with… CONTINUE READING

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