Coverart for item
The Resource Absence and nothing : the philosophy of what there is not, Stephen Mumford

Absence and nothing : the philosophy of what there is not, Stephen Mumford

Label
Absence and nothing : the philosophy of what there is not
Title
Absence and nothing
Title remainder
the philosophy of what there is not
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Mumford
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Nothing is not. Yet it seems that we invoke absences and nothings often in our philosophical explanations. Negative metaphysics is on the rise. It has been claimed that absences can be causes, there are negative properties, absences can be perceived, there are negative facts, and we can refer to and speak about nothing. Parmenides long ago ruled against such things. Here we consider how much of Parmenides' view can survive. A soft Parmenidean methodology is adopted in which we aim to reject all supposed negative entities but are prepared to accept them, reluctantly, if they are indispensable and irreducible in our best theories. We then see whether there are any negative entities that survive this test. Some can be dismissed on metaphysical grounds, but other problems are explained only once we reject another strand in Parmenides and show how we can think and talk about nothing
Member of
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mumford, Stephen
Dewey number
111.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Specialized
LC call number
BD398
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nothing (Philosophy)
  • Presence (Philosophy)
Target audience
specialized
Label
Absence and nothing : the philosophy of what there is not, Stephen Mumford
Instantiates
Publication
Note
This edition also issued in print: 2021
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0002638274
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191869303
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Absence and nothing : the philosophy of what there is not, Stephen Mumford
Publication
Note
This edition also issued in print: 2021
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0002638274
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191869303
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour).
Specific material designation
remote

Library Locations