The Fullness of Being: A New Paradigm for Existence (Paperback)Barry Miller (author)
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The commonly accepted view of existence is testimony, contends Miller, to what happens when wrong questions are asked, false assumptions are made, and the possibility of a new paradigm for existence is dismissed without consideration. They bear witness to the substantial flaws underlying the familiar claim `existence is not a predicate' and the Frege-Russell-Quine view not only of `exists' as exclusively a second-level predicate, but of existence as no more than a Cambridge property of individuals.
By way of contrast, The Fullness of Being is an account of what happens when different questions are asked, when false assumptions are eschewed, and when the possibility of a radically different paradigm for existence is actively explored rather than completely ignored. What began for Miller as an exercise in philosophical logic to determine whether `exists' is predicable of individuals, ends in an argument with groundbreaking consequences for ontology.
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
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