Archivi tag: Nothing

Figure e significati del nulla nel pensiero di Heidegger

Roberto Morani

(Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale)

Abstract: The essay explores and outlines the forms and meanings of nothingness in Martin Heidegger’s thought. The first form of nothingness is represented by the «existential nothingness», that characterizes Being and Time (1927). The second form of nothingness is the «differential nothing», developed in the Beiträge zur Philosophie. These two conceptions represent the essential moments of the evolution of the concept of nothingness in Heidegger, a concept that escapes the traditional identification with the dimensions of deprivation and lack. While the existential nothingness shows a subjectivist … Continua a leggere

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Equivocità del nulla in Karl Jaspers

Roberto Garaventa

(Università di Chieti-Pescara)

Abstract: This paper analyses the various meanings the word ‘nothing’ assumes in the work of Karl Jaspers: the nothing of nihilism, that is the absence of a horizon of meaning able to give substance to life and activity of man; the nothing of death, which arouses horror and resistance in the concrete individual; the objective nothing, which is unthinkable by man like the simple being; and the nothing of the authentic, transcendent being, which unfolds itself to man in borderline situations and offers him the freedom to exist in an … Continua a leggere

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How to Account for Nothing(ness)

Marco Simionato

(Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia)

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Abstract: Graham Priest, Alex Oliver with Timothy Smiley, and Alberto Voltolini have proposed respectively three different accounts of the phrase ‘nothing’, by arguing that there are sentences where it cannot be reduced to a negative quantifier phrase. In this paper I show that a more preferable account of nothing(ness) is given by the notion of an absolutely empty possible world (i.e. a world that represents no objects at all), rather than Priest or Oliver-Smiley’s accounts, since the use of the empty world allows us to avoid some disadvantages that … Continua a leggere

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