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

Graham Priest

Abstract

The book concerns what it is to be one, and the complex issues raised fall generally under the rubric of “the one and the many”. The book has three parts. The first centres around the question of what it is in virtue of which a partite object is a unity. It argues that there must be something—call this a gluon—in virtue of which it is so. To function as required, however, the gluon must have contradictory properties. The rest of this part articulates the idea in detail, developing a theory of non-transitive identity required by the view, and applying the idea to various problems concerning uni ... More

Keywords: dialetheism, noneism, gluon, identity, emptiness, nothingness, Plato, Heidegger, Nāgārjuna

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199688258
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688258.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Graham Priest, author
City University of New York