Could There Have Been Nothing?: Against Metaphysical Nihilism

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

byGeraldine Coggins

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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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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.

GERALDINE COGGINS is a Lecturer in Philosophy at Keele University, UK. Her main research interests are in contemporary analytic philosophy.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230573630

ISBN - 13:9780230573635

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Table of Contents

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