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April 11, 2016

Review of Priest

Filed under: Philosophy,Reviews — camcintosh @ 5:13 pm

OneHere is a pre-print of my review of Graham Preist’s most recent book, One: Being an investigation into the Unity of Reality and of its Parts, including the Singular Object which is Nothingness (Oxford, 2014), forthcoming in Philosophy in Review.

It was a fun and engaging book to read, though I disagreed with almost every assertion made in it. But that’s OK. Part of the pleasure of reading it was in appreciating the power and elegance of a view so radically different from my own. I aspire to be able to defend my views with as much ingenuity, clarity, wit, and verve as Priest does his.

 

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2 Comments »

  1. Interesting review. Among strange metaphysical doctrines in this book you mention impossible worlds. Why do you think that they are particularly problematic?

    Comment by Milos — April 15, 2016 @ 4:06 am | Reply

    • Impossible worlds are probably the least exotic of the bunch I mentioned, and I suppose I could be warmed up to them. But I remain skeptical because I see them as a gateway to other metaphysical exotica, such as impossible objects and noneism.

      Comment by camcintosh — April 15, 2016 @ 12:21 pm | Reply


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