OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Death and Nonexistence

ISBN : 9780190247478

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¥11,396
著者: 
Palle Yourgrau
ページ
232 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
147 x 147 mm
刊行日
2019年08月
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The dead are gone. They count for nothing. Yet, if we count the dead, their number is staggering. And they account for most of what is great about civilization. Compared to the greatness of the dead, the accomplishments of the living are paltry. Which is it then: are the dead still there to be counted or not? And if they are still there, where exactly is "there"? We are confronted with the ancient paradox of nonexistence bequeathed us by Parmenides. The mystery of death is the mystery of nonexistence. A successful attempt to provide a metaphysics of death, then, must resolve the paradox of nonexistence. That is the aim of this study. At the same time, the metaphysics of death, of ceasing to exist, must serve as an account of birth, of coming to exist; the primary thesis of this book is that this demands going beyond existence and nonexistence to include what underlies both, which one can call, following tradition, "being." The dead and the unborn are therefore objects that lack existence but not being. Nonexistent objects - not corpses, or skeletons, or memories, all of which are existent objects - are what are "there" to be counted when we count the dead.

目次: 

Chapter I: The Paradox of Nonexistence
Chapter II: The Predicate of Existence
Chapter III: Nonexistence and Death
Chapter IV: The Cloud or the Raindrops?
Chapter V: Where You Go When You're Dead
Chapter VI: Taking Possible Worlds Seriously
Chapter VII: Time and Existence
Chapter VIII: Fellow Travelers
Chapter IX: Beyond Metaphysics

著者について: 

Palle Yourgrau is Harry A. Wolfson Professor of Philosophy at Brandeis University. He is the author of Simone Weil (2011), A World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy of Godel and Einstein (2005), and Godel Meets Einstein: Time Travel in the Godel Universe (1999).

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