Why the World Does Not Exist

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Re: Why the World Does Not Exist

Post by Dalek Prime » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:58 am

The book title should read 'Why the World Should Not Exist'.

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Re: Why the World Does Not Exist

Post by Fritz Langwedge » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:16 pm

buket wrote:Have you read the book "why the world does not exist" by Markus Gabriel? What do you think about the book?
I read the book last year and thought it was very good. Gabriel is a very approachable writer on philosophy, and delights in paradoxes like the one in the title.

Essentially, he's trying to discourage the way we approach philosophical questions as if everything is in the same frame of reference. The physical universe may be made of atoms, but that's not a useful way to approach ethics or aesthetics. And The World ---the very idea of totality--- is simply not a useful concept to Gabriel, because it would have to contain everything including the idea of totality itself.

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Re: Why the World Does Not Exist

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:48 pm

buket wrote:Have you read the book "why the world does not exist" by Markus Gabriel? What do you think about the book?
What is it about?
In what way does the world not exist?
What does he mean by "world:?

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