One: Being an Investigation into the Unity of Reality and of its Parts, including the Singular Object which is Nothingness

2015.09.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Graham Priest, One: Being an Investigation into the Unity of Reality and of its Parts, including the Singular Object which is
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2015.09.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Graham Priest, One: Being an Investigation into the Unity of Reality and of its Parts, including the Singular Object which is Nothingness, Oxford University Press, 2014, 252pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199688258. Reviewed by Jason Turner, Saint Louis University Graham Priest is perhaps best known for arguing that contradictions can be true and almost as well-known for arguing that some things don’t exist. In his newest book, he puts these views to work in the service of unapologetic metaphysics in the high old style. The book gives us a novel (dialethic) solution to the problem of unity, or the puzzle about how many things can come together and manage to be a single thing despite being many; a theory of that Heideggerian object, nothing; a structuralist theory of the nature (or ‘quiddity’, in Priest’s terms) of objects; and more. It ends drawing important socio-ethical conclusions from the metaphysical. . .

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