Could There Have Been Nothing?: Against Metaphysical Nihilism by Geraldine CogginsCould There Have Been Nothing?: Against Metaphysical Nihilism by Geraldine Coggins

Could There Have Been Nothing?: Against Metaphysical Nihilism

byGeraldine Coggins

Hardcover | November 24, 2010

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The 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?
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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Title:Could There Have Been Nothing?: Against Metaphysical NihilismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:171 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.5 inPublished:November 24, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230573630

ISBN - 13:9780230573635

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Table of Contents

Preface Could there have been Nothing? Metaphysical Nihilism and the Subtraction Argument Possible Worlds Concreteness Concreta, Dependence and Anti-Nihilism The Metaphysics of Subtraction The Trouble with Metaphysical Nihilism Notes Bibliography Index