What Does It Mean That "Space Can Be Transcendental Without the Axioms Being So"?


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BIAGIOLI, Francesca, 2014. What Does It Mean That "Space Can Be Transcendental Without the Axioms Being So"?. In: Journal for General Philosophy of Science. 45(1), pp. 1-21. ISSN 0925-4560. eISSN 1572-8587

@article{Biagioli2014"Spac-29446, title={What Does It Mean That "Space Can Be Transcendental Without the Axioms Being So"?}, year={2014}, doi={10.1007/s10838-013-9223-7}, number={1}, volume={45}, issn={0925-4560}, journal={Journal for General Philosophy of Science}, pages={1--21}, author={Biagioli, Francesca} }

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