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Everything and Nothing

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Is it possible for reality as a whole to be part of itself? Can the world appear within itself without thereby undermining the consistency of our thought and knowledge-claims concerning more local matters of fact?
 
This is a question on which Markus Gabriel and Graham Priest disagree. Gabriel argues that the world cannot exist precisely because it is understood to be an absolutely totality. Priest responds by developing a special form of mereology according to which reality is a single all-encompassing whole, everything, which counts itself among its denizens. Their disagreement results in a debate about everything and nothing: Gabriel argues that we experience nothingness once we overcome our urge to contain reality in an all-encompassing thought, whereas Priest develops an account of nothing according to which it is the ground of absolutely everything.
 
A debate about everything and nothing, but also a reflection on the very possibility of metaphysics.

List of contents

Preface
 
Introduction Laureano Ralón
 
I Essays
 
1 Everything and Nothing Graham Priest
 
2 Is There Such a Thing as Everything? Markus Gabriel
 
3 Some Thoughts on Everything Graham Priest
 
4 Some Thoughts on "Some Thoughts on Everything" (Which Are not About Everything) Markus Gabriel
 
II Bonn Discussions
 
5 Existence
 
6 Intentionality
 
7 Non-Wellfoundedness
 
8 Everything, Nonsense, and Wittgenstein
 
9 Nothingness
 
III Postscript Gregory Moss
 
10 Transcending Everything

About the author










Markus Gabriel holds the chair for Epistemology, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy at the University of Bonn and is also the Director of the International Center for Philosophy in Bonn.
Graham Priest is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York.

Summary

Is it possible for reality as a whole to be part of itself? Can the world appear within itself without thereby undermining the consistency of our thought and knowledge-claims concerning more local matters of fact?

This is a question on which Markus Gabriel and Graham Priest disagree. Gabriel argues that the world cannot exist precisely because it is understood to be an absolutely totality. Priest responds by developing a special form of mereology according to which reality is a single all-encompassing whole, everything, which counts itself among its denizens. Their disagreement results in a debate about everything and nothing: Gabriel argues that we experience nothingness once we overcome our urge to contain reality in an all-encompassing thought, whereas Priest develops an account of nothing according to which it is the ground of absolutely everything.

A debate about everything and nothing, but also a reflection on the very possibility of metaphysics.

Report

"This book places two of the leading thinkers of our day, Graham Priest and Markus Gabriel, into conversation with each other. The result is an illuminating and invigorating text, and a text that shows the possibilities of engaged philosophical discourse. May this be a model for future texts."
Jeffrey Bell, Southeastern Louisiana University
 
"Developing differently situated projects that nevertheless reveal illuminating points of striking convergence, Markus Gabriel and Graham Priest debate the most fundamental problems of contemporary inquiry into what there is. A fascinating glimpse of where philosophical thought is headed today."
Paul M. Livingston, University of New Mexico

Product details

Authors Gabriel, M Gabriel, Markus Gabriel, Graham Priest, Graham Gabriel Priest
Publisher Polity Press
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 28.02.2022
 
EAN 9781509537471
ISBN 978-1-5095-3747-1
No. of pages 140
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Philosophy > General, dictionaries
Non-fiction book > Philosophy, religion > Philosophy: general, reference works

Philosophie, Metaphysik, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy, Geistesphilosophie, Metaphysics, Allg. Philosophie

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