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Published: 23 November 2021

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780198831532

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Absence and Nothing

The Philosophy of What There is Not

Stephen Mumford

  • Clarifies the distinction between being and non-being, and explains how we can meaningfully speak about what is not
  • Offers valuable contributions to some long-standing philosophical debates, such as causation by absence and truthmakers for negative truths
  • New work on the connection between assertion and denial
  • Sets Parmenides' ancient ideas in a contemporary setting
  • Broad in scope, with contributions to metaphysics (including causation and modality), epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophical logic