Nothingness

[Revised entry by Roy Sorensen on August 31, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Since metaphysics is the study of what exists, one might expect metaphysicians to have little to say about
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[Revised entry by Roy Sorensen on August 31, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Since metaphysics is the study of what exists, one might expect metaphysicians to have little to say about the limit case in which nothing exists. But ever since Parmenides in the fifth century BCE, there has been rich commentary on whether an empty world is possible, whether there are vacuums, and about the nature of privations and negation....

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