9780230573635

Could there have been Nothing? Against Metaphysical Nihilism

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230573635

  • ISBN10:

    0230573630

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/15/2011
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Could there have been nothing?is the first book-length study of metaphysical nihilism the claim that there could have been no concrete objects. It critically analyses the debate around nihilism and related questions about the metaphysics of possible worlds, concrete objects and ontological dependence.

Author Biography

GERALDINE COGGINS is a Lecturer in Philosophy at Keele University, UK. Her main research interests are in contemporary analytic philosophy.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Possible Worlds The Subtraction Argument The Metaphysics of Subtraction World and Object Metaphysical Nihilism Anti-nihilism
Conclusion
Index
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