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

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

by Graham Priest
     
 

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Graham Priest presents an original exploration of philosophical questions concerning the one and the many. He covers a wide range of issues in metaphysics—including unity, identity, grounding, mereology, universals, being, intentionality, and nothingness—and deploys the techniques of paraconsistent logic in order to offer a radically new treatment of

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Graham Priest presents an original exploration of philosophical questions concerning the one and the many. He covers a wide range of issues in metaphysics—including unity, identity, grounding, mereology, universals, being, intentionality, and nothingness—and deploys the techniques of paraconsistent logic in order to offer a radically new treatment of unity. Priest brings together traditions of Western and Asian thought that are usually kept separate in academic philosophy: he draws on ideas from Plato, Heidegger, and Nagarjuna, among other philosophers.

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"If you are looking for a book doing something genuinely innovative, doing it with rigor, clarity, and a deep sensitivity to the breadth of philosophical tradition, then One is one for you."
— Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews Online

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ISBN-13:
9780199688258
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/27/2014
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
537,301
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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Graham Priest was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, and the London School of Economics. He has held professorial positions at a number of universities in Australia, the UK, and the USA. He is well known for his work on non-classical logic, and its application to metaphysics and the history of philosophy.

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