Zero and metaphysics: Thoughts about being and nothingness from mathematics, buddhism, daoism to phenomenology [Book Review]

Frontiers of Philosophy in China 2 (4):547-556 (2007)
With the help of the natural history of “zero,” and the use of “zero” as a starting point, one may consider two types of metaphysics. On the one hand, the epistemological metaphysics, based on the perceptual/rational dichotomy, is related to the zero as a vacancy between numbers. On the other hand, the genetic metaphysics, based on the dichotomy of source-evolution (or origin and derivate), has much to do with the zero as a number between negative and positive numbers. In this respect, zero represents the horizon of metaphysics: we can forever approach it, but we cannot ultimately arrive at it. Though serving as the point of convergence and divergence for all relationships, zero has no definable content of its own. Such is the essence of zero, and of metaphysics as well.
Keywords philosophy  zero  metaphysic  being  nothing  empty  哲学    形而上学  存在    
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s11466-007-0035-x
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 23,217
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

View all 6 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Liangkang Ni (2011). Husserl und der Buddhismus. Husserl Studies 27 (2):143-160.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

30 ( #158,702 of 1,940,857 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

3 ( #272,622 of 1,940,857 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.