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.




  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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