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    Very Little-- Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy, Literature.Simon Critchley - 1997 - Routledge.
    Very Little ... Almost Nothing puts the question of the meaning of life back at the center of intellectual debate. Its central concern is how we can find a meaning to human finitude without recourse to anything that transcends that finitude. A profound but secular meditation on the theme of death, Critchley traces the idea of nihilism through Blanchot, Levinas, Jena Romanticism and Cavell, culminating in a reading of Beckett, in many ways the hero of the book. For this (...)
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    Why is There Something Called Philosophy Rather Than Nothing?Stephen Mulhall - 2009 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 65 (65):257-.
    My title is intended to invoke at least two primary reference points or associations. The first, and most obvious, is a question that is very often assumed to be exemplary of the kind of bewildering puzzles that philosophers are distinctively preoccupied with – the question ‘why is there something rather than nothing?’ The second is perhaps less easy to identify. A set of lectures delivered by Heidegger in the short period between his restoration to the academic life after the (...)
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    'Nothing is, but What is Not': Utopias as Practical Political Philosophy.Peter G. Stillman - 2000 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 3 (2-3):9-24.
    (2000). ‘Nothing is, but what is not’: Utopias as practical political philosophy. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy: Vol. 3, The Philosophy of Utopia, pp. 9-24.
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    Why is There Something Called Philosophy Rather Than Nothing?Stephen Mulhall - 2009 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 65 (65):257-273.
    My title is intended to invoke at least two primary reference points or associations. The first, and most obvious, is a question that is very often assumed to be exemplary of the kind of bewildering puzzles that philosophers are distinctively preoccupied with – the question ‘why is there something rather than nothing?’ The second is perhaps less easy to identify. A set of lectures delivered by Heidegger in the short period between his restoration to the academic life after the (...)
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  5. Reviews : W.J. Stankiewicz, In Search of a Political Philosophy: Ideologies at the Close of the Twentieth Century (Routledge, 1993); Alphonso Lingis, The Community of Those Who Have Nothing in Common (Indiana University Press, 1994). [REVIEW]Ray Nicholas - 1995 - Thesis Eleven 43 (1):143-146.
    Reviews : W.J. Stankiewicz, In Search of a Political Philosophy: Ideologies at the Close of the Twentieth Century ; Alphonso Lingis, The Community of Those Who Have Nothing in Common.
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  6. Very Little... Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy and Literature.Simon Critchley - 1997 - Routledge.
    _Very Little... Almost Nothing _puts the question of the meaning of life back at the centre of intellectual debate. Its central concern is how we can find a meaning to human finitude without recourse to anything that transcends that finitude. A profound but secular meditation on the theme of death, Critchley traces the idea of nihilism through Blanchot, Levinas, Jena Romanticism and Cavell, culminating in a reading of Beckett, in many ways the hero of the book. In this second (...)
     
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  7. Very Little...Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy, Literature.Simon Critchley - 1997 - Routledge.
    The 'death of man', the 'end of history' and even philosophy are strong and troubling currents running through contemporary debates. Yet since Nietzsche's heralding of the 'death of god', philosophy has been unable to explain the question of finitude. _Very Little...Almost Nothing_ goes to the heart of this problem through an exploration of Blanchot's theory of literature, Stanley Cavell's interpretations of romanticism and the importance of death in the work of Samuel Beckett. Simon Critchley links these themes to the philosophy (...)
     
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  8. Very Little...Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy, Literature.Simon Critchley - 1997 - Routledge.
    The 'death of man', the 'end of history' and even philosophy are strong and troubling currents running through contemporary debates. Yet since Nietzsche's heralding of the 'death of god', philosophy has been unable to explain the question of finitude. _Very Little...Almost Nothing_ goes to the heart of this problem through an exploration of Blanchot's theory of literature, Stanley Cavell's interpretations of romanticism and the importance of death in the work of Samuel Beckett. Simon Critchley links these themes to the philosophy (...)
     
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  9. Nothing so Absurd: An Invitation to Philosophy.Phillip Hoffmann - 2003 - Broadview Press.
    Written in clear, non-technical language, Nothing So Absurd is a succinct and accessible introduction to topics in the history of Western philosophy. In seven concise chapters, the author introduces the reader to the central topics within the discipline. In some cases he adopts a historical approach, while in others the focus is as much on contemporary issues as it is on historical developments. In each area, he presents material of great intrinsic interest in a fashion that also provides a (...)
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    Nothing More or Less Than Logic: General Logic, Transcendental Philosophy, and Kant's Repudiation of Fichte's Wissenschaftslehre.Wayne M. Martin - 2003 - Topoi 22 (1):29-39.
    In this paper I lay the foundations for an understanding of one of Fichte's most neglected and least understood texts: the late lecture course on Transcendental Logic. I situate this work in the context of Fichte's lifelong struggle with the problem of understanding the relation between logic and philosophy – a problem that I show to figure centrally both in Fichte's own revolutionary thinking and in his response to Kant's notorious denunciation of the Wissenschaftslehre. By attending to this context we (...)
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  11. Do Nothing: Inner Peace for Everyday Living: Reflections on Chuang Tzu's Philosophy.Siroj Sorajjakool - 2009 - Templeton Foundation Press.
    "Words,"writes Chuang Tzu, "are for catching ideas; once you've caught the idea, you can forget the words." In _Do Nothing_, author Siroj Sorajjakool lends us some of his insightful words to help us all "catch" the provocative ideas of one of China's most important literary and philosophical giants—one who emerged at a time when China had several such giants philosophizing on Tao or "the Way." Though his thinking dates back to the fourth century, Chuang Tzu's Tao has profound implications for (...)
     
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  12. Seinfeld and Philosophy a Book About Everything and Nothing.William Irwin - 2000
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    William Irwin (Editor). Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book About Everything and Nothing.Jerold J. Abrams - 2001 - Modern Schoolman 79 (1):91-94.
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    Much Ado About Nothing: Thoughts on Neville’s Ontological Questions and Comparative Philosophy.Daniel Arnold - 1997 - Process Studies 26 (3/4):218-237.
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  15. Being, Nothing and God a Philosophy of Appearance.George Joseph Seidel - 1970
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    By Transmission: How It All Comes Down to Nothing (Gabriel Riera (Ed.), Alain Badiou: Philosophy and its Conditions).Adam J. Bartlett - 2006 - Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 1 (2):348-356.
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    Mad Men and Philosophy: Nothing Is as It Seems.James South & Rod Karveth - unknown
    With its swirling cigarette smoke, martini lunches, skinny ties, and tight pencil skirts, Mad Men is unquestionably one of the most stylish, sexy, and irresistible shows on television. But the series becomes even more absorbing once you dig deeper into its portrayal of the changing social and political mores of 1960s America and explore the philosophical complexities of its key characters and themes. From Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle to John Kenneth Galbraith, Milton Friedman, and Ayn Rand, Mad Men and Philosophy (...)
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    From Socrates to Seinfeld: What's the Deal with Nothing?: William Irwin, Ed. (1999) Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book About Everything and Nothing.John S. Vassar - 2006 - Film-Philosophy 10 (3):114-121.
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  19. Very Little… Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy, Literature. [REVIEW]Andrew Bowie - 1998 - Radical Philosophy 90.
     
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  20. Nothing, Perhaps? Nihilism, Psychoanalysis, and the Philosophy of History.S. Clark Buckner - 2004 - Dissertation, Vanderbilt University
    This dissertation examines Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis with particular regard to the problem of nihilism, and the philosophy of history that Edmund Husserl and Georg Lukacs argue is needed in its wake to restore reason's capacity to give order and direction to human life. I understand nihilism not merely as the theory that life is devoid of value, but rather as an historical crisis in the sense of autonomy that results from the separation of fact and value in the thoroughly rationalized (...)
     
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    Mad Men and Philosophy: Nothing is as It Seems.William Irwin, James B. South & Rod Carveth (eds.) - 2010 - Wiley.
    _A look at the philosophical underpinnings of the hit TV show, _Mad Men__ With its swirling cigarette smoke, martini lunches, skinny ties, and tight pencil skirts, Mad Men is unquestionably one of the most stylish, sexy, and irresistible shows on television. But the series becomes even more absorbing once you dig deeper into its portrayal of the changing social and political mores of 1960s America and explore the philosophical complexities of its key characters and themes. From Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle (...)
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  22. 1. Suppose You Leaf Through the Pages of a Book on Taoism 1, Written by a Renowned Expert, and That You Do Not Know Nothing About the Tao, or Chinese Philosophy, or Even the Chinese Language, and You Read This. [REVIEW]Pascal Engel - 1998 - Philosophical Explorations 1 (2):140-151.
     
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    Much Ado About Nothing (on Herman Philipse, Heidegger's Philosophy of Being).Simon Glendinning - 2001 - Ratio 14 (3):281–288.
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    Is Nothing Sacred? A Secular Philosophy of Incarnation.Michael McGhee - 2011 - Philosophical Investigations 34 (2):169-188.
    Christian thinkers have recently expressed concern about the “silencing” or marginalisation of religion in public life, have affirmed the desirability of dialogue between the world of faith and the world of reason but have raised doubts about the feasibility of a moral language that refers to unconditional moral claims or human rights or the intrinsic dignity of human beings if it is not grounded in a transcendent or supernatural source of value. The present paper is an attempt to open a (...)
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    Something Rather Than Nothing: Human Living and the Christian Philosophy of History.Mario D'Souza - 2016 - Heythrop Journal 57 (3):584-598.
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    Very Little... Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy, Literature. [REVIEW]Robert Burch - 1999 - Review of Metaphysics 53 (2):438-440.
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    Bermejo, Ignacio Jericó. Domingo Báñez, Teología de la Infidelidad En Paganos y Herejes (1584). Madrid: Editorial Revista Agustiniana, 2000. Chrétien, Jean-Luis. The Unforgettable and the Unhoped For. Trans. J. Bloechl. New York: Fordham University Press, 2002. Cupitt, Don. Is Nothing Sacred: The Non-Realist Philosophy of Religion. New. [REVIEW]Josep-Vicent Ferre Domínguez, Francisco Bueno-Félix C. Fernández, Antonio Claver Ferrer, Jacinto García & Gregorio Martínez - 2003 - Augustinian Studies 34 (1).
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    Heath P. L.. Carroll, Lewis. The Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edited by Edwards Paul, The Macmillan Company & The Free Press, New York, and Collier-Macmillan Limited, London, 1967, Vol. 2, Pp. 36–37.Heath P. L.. Nothing. The Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edited by Edwards Paul, The Macmillan Company & The Free Press, New York, and Collier-Macmillan Limited, London, 1967, Vol. 5, Pp. 524–525. [REVIEW]Benson Mates - 1970 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 35 (2):303.
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  29. Edwards Paul. Do Necessary Propositions “Mean Nothing”? The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 46 , Pp. 457–468.Charles A. Baylis - 1951 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 16 (1):77.
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  30. Very Little... Almost Nothing. Death, Philosophy, Literature.Simon Critchley - 1998 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 60 (1):210-211.
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    Is Nothing Sacred?: The Non-Realist Philosophy of Religion: Selected Essays.Don Cupitt - 2002 - Fordham University Press.
    This book contains essays written over twenty years that appear in book form for the first time.
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  32. The Philosophy of Nothing-But. A Study in Modern Intolerance.John M. Fletcher - 1930 - Hibbert Journal 29:239.
     
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  33. Question of Difference-Tanabe, Hajime Philosophy of the Absolute Nothing.N. Nakaoka - 1985 - Philosophisches Jahrbuch 92 (1):124-125.
     
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  34. "Nothing but" Philosophy.Leslie M. Pape - 1938 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 19 (4):397.
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  35. Action," Whether I Equally Wanted Nothing Else": Kant's Practical Philosophy as a Theory of Subjectivising Action.R. Riha - 2005 - Filozofski Vestnik 26 (2):37-50.
     
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  36. Being, Nothing and God. A Philosophy of Appearance.J. Seidel George - 1970 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 32 (4):811-812.
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    Nothing: A Very Short Introduction.F. E. Close - 2007 - Oxford University Press.
    This short, smart book tells you everything you need to know about " nothing." What remains when you take all the matter away? Can empty space--" nothing "--exist?
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  38. Śūnya and Nothingness in Science, Philosophy and Religion.Jayant Burde - 2009 - Motilal Banarsidass Publishers.
    pt. 1. Elementary concepts -- pt. 2. Zero in mathematics -- pt. 3. Philosophy and religion -- pt. 4. Science.
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  39. Doing Nothing: Coming to the End of the Spiritual Search.Steven Harrison - 1997 - Sentient Publications.
    A story about absolute truth -- Something is wrong: emptiness and reality-- The myth of psychology -- The myth of Enlightenment -- Teachers: authority, fascism, and love -- The dark night of the soul -- Doing nothing -- Concentration, meditation, and space -- The nature of thought -- Language and reality -- Religion, symbols, and power -- The crisis of change-- Reaction, projection, and madness -- The collapse of self-- Love, emptiness, and energy -- Communication beyond language -- The (...)
     
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  40. You Don't Have to Be a Buddhist to Know Nothing: An Illustrious Collection of Thoughts on Naught.Joan Konner (ed.) - 2009 - Prometheus Books.
    Book I: Before -- The origin -- Book II: Genesis -- Here goes nothing -- The light at the end of the tunnel -- Directions -- The geography of nowhere -- Book III: In residence -- Foyer -- Living room -- Dinner party -- East Room -- West Wing -- A room of one's own -- The children's hour -- In the garden -- Reflecting pool -- Book IV: Public library -- Dictionary of nothing -- The reading room (...)
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    Anontology and the Issue of Being and Nothing in Nishida Kitarō.John Krummel - 2014 - In JeeLoo Liu Douglas L. Berger (ed.), Nothingness in Asian Philosophy. pp. 263-283.
    This chapter will explicate what Nishida means by “nothing” (mu, 無), as well as “being” (yū, 有), through an exposition of his concept of the “place of nothing” (mu no basho). We do so through an investigation of his exposition of “the place of nothing” vis-àvis the self, the world, and God, as it shows up in his epistemology, metaphysics, theology and religious ethics during the various periods of his oeuvre – in other words, his understanding of (...)
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  42. Being, Nothing and God.George J. Seidel - 1970 - Assen, Van Gorcum.
  43. The Need for a Revolution in the Philosophy of Science.Nicholas Maxwell - 2002 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 33 (2):381-408.
    There is a need to bring about a revolution in the philosophy of science, interpreted to be both the academic discipline, and the official view of the aims and methods of science upheld by the scientific community. At present both are dominated by the view that in science theories are chosen on the basis of empirical considerations alone, nothing being permanently accepted as a part of scientific knowledge independently of evidence. Biasing choice of theory in the direction of simplicity, (...)
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  44. A Pragmatist Philosophy of Life in Ortega y Gasset. [REVIEW]Anthony J. Cascardi - 1995 - Philosophy and Literature 19 (2):374-376.
    Excerpt in lieu of an Abstract: The work of José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955) is vast, varied, and now largely forgotten. The thinker who was identified by E. R. Curtius as one of "the dozen peers of the European intellect," who was invited to help launch the Aspen Institute in 1949, and who was once nominated for a Nobel prize, has been mainly overlooked by contemporary philosophers and theorists, who have nonetheless followed lines surprisingly close to those sketched out by (...)
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    The Totalitarianism of Therapeutic Philosophy: Reading Wittgenstein Through Critical Theory.Matthew Crippen - 2007 - Essays in Philosophy 8 (1):3.
    [Excerpted From Editor's Introduction] Matthew Crippen takes this up in a Marcusian critique of Wittgenstein that attends, among other things, to the place of silence in that discourse. Referring to Horkheimer’s citation of the Latin aphorism that silence is consent, Crippen is critical of Wittgenstein’s admonition that we must pass over in silence those matters of which we cannot speak. This raises fascinating questions for critical theory that Crippen explores particularly with reference to Marcuse’s concept of one-dimensionality. To the extent (...)
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  46. The Role of Philosophy in a Naturalized World.Jan Faye - 2012 - European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 8 (1):60-76.
    This paper discusses the late Michael Dummett’s characterization of the estrangement between physics and philosophy. It argues against those physicists who hold that modern physics, rather than philosophy, can answer traditional metaphysical questions such as why there is something rather than nothing. The claim is that physics cannot solve metaphysical problems since metaphysical issues are in principle empirically underdetermined. The paper closes with a critical discussion of the assumption of some cosmologists that the Universe was created out of (...): In contrast to this misleading assumption, it is proposed that the Universe has a necessary existence and that the present epoch after the Big Bang is a contingent realization of the Universe. (shrink)
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    Aliteracy in the Philosophy Classroom.Robert Boyd Skipper - 2005 - Teaching Philosophy 28 (3):261-276.
    For whatever reasons, students seem more resistant than ever before to reading. Educators have catered to this trend, introducing learning activities other than reading. I argue that, in philosophy at least, nothing can substitute for reading and discussion. I further argue that the best readings are famous, intellectually challenging, and substantial enough to reward the student with a memorable philosophical experience. I have noticed that students appreciate meaty, classical, philosophical works that challenge them, but are bored by dumbed-down textbooks (...)
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    On the Value of Philosophy: The Latin American Case.Manuel Vargas - 2010 - Comparative Philosophy 1 (1):33-52.
    There is very little study of Latin American Philosophy in the English-speaking philosophical world. This can sometimes lead to the impression that there is nothing of philosophical worth in Latin American philosophy or its history. The present article offers some reasons for thinking that this impression is mistaken, and indeed, that we ought to have more study of Latin American philosophy than currently exists in the English-speaking philosophical world. In particular, the article argues for three things: (1) an account (...)
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    An Introduction to Medieval Islamic Philosophy.Oliver Leaman - 1985 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book is an introduction to debates in philosophy within the medieval Islamic world. It discusses a number of themes which were controversial within the philosophical community of that period: the creation of the world out of nothing, immortality, resurrection, the nature of ethics, and the relationship between natural and religious law. The author provides an account of the arguments of Farabi, Avicenna, Ghazali, Averroes and Maimonides on these and related topics. His argument takes into account the significance of (...)
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    Philosophy and/or Politics.Reynolds Jack - 2017 - In Matthew Sharpe, Rory Jeffs & Jack Reynolds (eds.), 100 years of European Philosophy Since the Great War: Crises and Reconfigurations. New York: Springer. pp. 215-232.
    In this chapter, I revisit the question of the philosophical significance of the Great War upon the trajectory of philosophy in the twentieth century. While accounts of this are very rare in philosophy, and this is itself symptomatic, those that are given are also strangely implausible. They usually assert one of two things: that the War had little or no philosophical significance because most of the major developments had already begun, or—at the opposite extreme—they maintain that nothing was ever (...)
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