Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Vol 16, No 2 (2020)

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Is Space Discrete? An Inquiry into the Reality of Planck Length and its Philosophical Implications

Zhen Liang


In this paper, I examine the philosophical assumptions subtending the newly emerging concept of the smallest possible chunk of discrete space — Planck length, employing the method of historical analysis, hermeneutics, and phenomenological investigation.With the metaphysical presuppositions undergirding Planck length revealed, I attempt a discussion of the philosophical implications of the discrete space. 

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