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The Weight of the World

Patrick Zimmerschied


In this essay I am starting my analysis with the concept of free will and its problematic nature. This leads to questions concerning the relationship of mind and matter and more specifically the qualia problem. Because those topics approach the limits of logic and causality I am then illustrating how logic and causality are closely related to time and space by explaining the spatial and temporal aspects of induction and deduction. It is shown thereby that space and time are parts of one spacetime system. I am describing the characteristics of such a system, which evoke connotations of Zeno’s paradoxes. His thought experiment of Achilles and the tortoise is then used to suggest the conclusion that the union of space and time is necessary to avoid the problem of pacing out an infinite number of zero-dimensional points. Outside of this spacetime system the laws of logic and causality can’t apply anymore.

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