Miller, Barry. The Fullness of Being: A New Paradigm for Existence

Miller, Barry. The Fullness of Being: A New Paradigm for Existence

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Miller, Barry. The Fullness of Being: A New Paradigm for Existence. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2002. 1st Edition. ISBN: 9780268028640. [2895]

New book, has been in storage, light spotting on top closed page edge. Blue hardcover with silver titles. x., 175 pp. Very good. Hardcover.

"According to a fairly standard view, there are several reasons for denying that existence is a real property of individuals. One is that 'exists' cannot be predicated of individuals, and another is that first-level properties are parasitic on individuals for their actuality, which is something that existence could never be. A third is that existence adds nothing to individuals. Moreover, even if existence were to survive all three counter-indications, it would be merely the most vacuous of properties.

"The Fullness of Being is an account of what happens when different questions are asked, when false assumptions are eschewed, and when the possibility of a radically different paradigm for existence is actively explored rather than completely ignored. What began for Miller as an exercise in philosophical logic to determine whether 'exists' is predicable of individuals, ends in an argument with groundbreaking consequences for ontology." - publisher.