Could There Have Been Nothing
Against Metaphysical Nihilism
By (author) Geraldine Coggins
Could There Have Been Nothing by Geraldine Coggins
Book DescriptionThe first book-length study of metaphysical nihilism: an analytical treatment of one of the most intriguing and fundamental questions in contemporary analytic metaphysics: Could there have been nothing at all? No physical universe, no people, no living beings, no planets, no atoms, no matter, no energy - nothing?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230573635
(216mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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"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.
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Author Biography - Geraldine Coggins
GERALDINE COGGINS Lecturer in Philosophy at Keele University, UK. She holds a PhD in contemporary analytic metaphysics from Durham University, as well as Philosophy degrees from the University of St Andrews and Trinity College Dublin. She has previously taught at Aberdeen, York and Durham Universities.
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