David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Comparative Philosophy 1 (1):78-89 (2010)
Parmenides expelled nonbeing from the realm of knowledge and forbade us to think or talk about it. But still there has been a long tradition of nay-sayings throughout the history of Western and Eastern philosophy. Are those philosophers talking about the same nonbeing or nothing? If not, how do their concepts of nothing differ from each other? Could there be different types of nothing? Surveying the traditional classifications of nothing or nonbeing in the East and West have led me to develop a typology of nothing that consists of three main types: 1) privative nothing, commonly known as absence; 2) negative nothing, the altogether not or absolute nothing; and finally 3) original nothing, the nothing that is equivalent to being. I will test my threefold typology of nothing by comparing the similarities and differences between the conceptions of nothing in Heidegger, Daoism and Buddhism. With this study, I hope that I will clarify some confusion in the understanding of nothing in Heidegger, Daoism and Buddhism, and shed light on the central philosophical issue of “what there is not”.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
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
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Chad Hansen (2011). Washing the Dust From My Mirror: The Deconstruction of Buddhism—a Response to Bronwyn Finnigan. Philosophy East and West 61 (1):160-174.
Tan Mingran (2008). Emptiness, Being and Non-Being: Sengzhao's Reinterpretation of the Laozi and Zhuangzi in a Buddhist Context. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 7 (2):195-209.
David Storey (2011). The Uses and Abuses of Metaphysical Language in Heidegger, Derrida, and Daoism. Comparative and Continental Philosophy 3 (1):113-124.
Jay Goulding (2009). Merleau-Ponty and Asian Philosophy : The Double Walk of Buddhism and Daoism. In Jin Y. Park & Gereon Kopf (eds.), Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism. Lexington Books.
Zhihua Yao (2007). Four-Dimensional Time in Dzogchen and Heidegger. Philosophy East and West 57 (4):512-532.
Antoine C. Braet (2004). The Oldest Typology of Argumentation Schemes. Argumentation 18 (1):127-148.
Kathleen Marie Higgins (2001). World Philosophy. Teaching Co..
David B. Wong (2006). The Meaning of Detachment in Daoism, Buddhism, and Stoicism. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 5 (2):207-219.
So-Young Lee (2008). Korean Environmental Thought and Practice. Environmental Ethics 30 (2):115-134.
Eric S. Nelson (2004). Responding to Heaven and Earth: Daoism, Heidegger and Ecology. Environmental Philosophy 1 (2):65-74.
Stefan Ziemski (1975). The Typology of Scientific Research. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 6 (2):276-291.
Ronnie Littlejohn, Wang Bi. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
James E. Faulconer & Mark A. Wrathall (eds.) (2000). Appropriating Heidegger. Cambridge University Press.
Koji Tanaka (2004). The Limit of Language in Daoism. Asian Philosophy 14 (2):191 – 205.
Added to index2012-04-23
Total downloads973 ( #74 of 1,101,833 )
Recent downloads (6 months)303 ( #90 of 1,101,833 )
How can I increase my downloads?