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Something, nothing and Leibniz’s question. negation in logic and metaphysics

Published Online: 16 Nov 2018
Volume & Issue: Volume 54 (2018) - Issue 1 (June 2018)
Page range: 175 - 190
Journal Details
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2199-6059
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0860-150X
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08 Aug 2013
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4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

This paper discusses the concept of nothing (nothingness) from the point of logic and ontology (metaphysics). It is argued that the category of nothing as a denial of being is subjected to various interpretations. In particular, this thesis concerns the concept of negation as used in metaphysics. Since the Leibniz question ‘Why is there something rather than nothing?’ and the principle of sufficient reason is frequently connected with the status of nothing, their analysis is important for the problem in question. Appendix contains a short critical analysis of Heidegger’s famous statement Das Nichts nichtet.

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