One: Being an Investigation into the Unity of Reality and of its Parts, including the Singular Object which is Nothingness by Graham Priest, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
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

"A bracingly original treatise. The breadth and boldness of this work, as well as its technical rigor and historical sensitivity are very much to be admired." — Mind

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199688258
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/27/2014
Pages:
272
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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