Comparative Philosophy 12 (1):31-55 (2021)
AbstractA paradox, it is claimed, is a radical form of contradiction, one that produces gaps in meaning. In order to approach this idea, two senses of “separation” are distinguished: separation by something and separation by nothing. The latter does not refer to nothing in an ordinary sense, however, since in that sense what’s intended is actually less than nothing. Numerous ordinary nothings in philosophy as well as in other fields are surveyed so as to clarify the contrast. Then follows the suggestion that philosophies which one would expect to have room for paradoxes actually tend either to exclude them altogether or to dull them. There is a clear alternative, however, one that fully recognizes paradoxes and yet also strives to overcome them.
Similar books and articles
Death: 'Nothing' Gives Insight.Eric J. Ettema - 2013 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 16 (3):575-585.
On Charles Taylor's 'Deep Diversity'.Charles Blattberg - 2020 - In Ursula Lehmkuhl & Elisabeth Tutschek (eds.), 150 Years of Canada: Grappling with Diversity Since 1867. Münster, Germany: Waxmann Verlag GmbH.
Alethic Pluralism and Logical Paradoxes.Michele Lubrano - 2014 - In Fabio Bacchini, Stefano Caputo & Massimo Dell'Utri (eds.), New Frontiers in Truth. Cambridge Scholars Press. pp. 132-142.
Transcendence and the Problem of Otherworldly Nihilism: Taylor, Heidegger, Nietzsche.Iain Thomson - 2011 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 54 (2):140-159.
The Nothingness of the Word in Mallarme.Visser Gerard - 2015 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 77 (2):309-333.
Between Nihilism and Nothingness: Heidegger's 'Auseinandersetzung' with Nietzsche.James Robert Crooks - 1990 - Dissertation, University of Toronto (Canada)
Nothingness, Meinongianism and Inconsistent Mereology.Filippo Casati & Naoya Fujikawa - 2019 - Synthese 196 (9):3739-3772.
Genealogy of Nihilism: Philosophies of Nothing and the Difference of Theology.Conor Cunningham - 2002 - Routledge.
The Ethical Nihilism of Hedonistic Posthuman Sex.Jan Gresil S. Kahambing - 2019 - Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics 29 (6):206-207.
Definability and the Structure of Logical Paradoxes.Haixia Zhong - 2012 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 90 (4):779 - 788.
What’s Wrong with Charles Taylor’s Moral Pluralism.Didier Zúñiga - 2015 - Ithaque 17:21-43.
Heidegger on the Absoluteness of Death.Nate Zuckerman - 2018 - New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy 16.
Absolutism, Relativism and Anarchy: Alain Locke and William James on Value Pluralism.Neil W. Williams - 2017 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 53 (3):400.
Philosophy in an Age of Pluralism: The Philosophy of Charles Taylor in Question.Charles Taylor, James Tully & Daniel M. Weinstock (eds.) - 1994 - Cambridge University Press.
Added to PP
Historical graph of downloads
Citations of this work
Isaiah Berlin and William James: Tragedy, Tragicomedy, Comedy.Charles Blattberg - 2021 - The Pluralist 16 (3):65-86.
References found in this work
Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity.Charles Taylor - 1989 - Harvard University Press.
Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity.Charles Taylor - 1989 - Cambridge University Press.
Spheres of Justice: A Defence of Pluralism and Equality.Michael Walzer - 1983 - Basic Books.