We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Eliminativism, Objects, and Persons: The Virtues of Non-Existence by Jiri Benovsky

In Eliminativism, Objects, and Persons, Jiri Benovsky defends the view that he doesn't exist. In this book, he also defends the view that this book itself doesn't exist. But this did not prevent him to write the book, and although in Benovsky's view you don't exist either, this does not prevent you to read it.

Benovsky defends a brand of non-exceptionalist eliminativism. Some eliminativists, typically focusing on ordinary material objects such as chairs and hammers, make exceptions, for instance for blue whales (that is, living beings) or for persons (that is, conscious organisms). Benovsky takes one by one all types of allegedly existing objects like chairs, whales, and persons and shows that from the metaphysical point of view they are more trouble than they are worth-we are much better off without them. He thus defends an eliminativist view about ordinary objects as well as the 'no-Self' view, where he explores connections between metaphysics, phenomenology, and Buddhist thought. He then also considers the case of aesthetic objects, focusing on musical works and photographs, and shows that the claim of their non-existence solves the many problems that arise when one tries to find an appropriate ontological category for them, and that such an eliminativist view is more natural than what we might have thought. The arguments provided here are always topic-specific: each type of entity is given its own type of treatment, thus proving a varied and solid foundation for a generalized, non-exceptionalist, full-blown eliminativist worldview.

Buy Eliminativism, Objects, and Persons: The Virtues of Non-Existence by Jiri Benovsky from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780367000219
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Eliminativism, Objects, and Persons: The Virtues of Non-Existence by Jiri Benovsky

Book Reviews - Eliminativism, Objects, and Persons: The Virtues of Non-Existence by Jiri Benovsky

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Eliminativism, Objects, and Persons: The Virtues of Non-Existence book by Jiri Benovsky and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


A Preview for this title is currently not available.