Could There Have Been Nothing?

Against Metaphysical Nihilism

  • Geraldine Coggins

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Geraldine Coggins
    Pages 1-10
  3. Geraldine Coggins
    Pages 26-56
  4. Geraldine Coggins
    Pages 57-85
  5. Geraldine Coggins
    Pages 86-116
  6. Geraldine Coggins
    Pages 117-136
  7. Geraldine Coggins
    Pages 137-142
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 143-171

About this book


The first book-length study of metaphysical nihilism: an analytical treatment of one of the most intriguing and fundamental questions in contemporary analytic metaphysics: Could there have been nothing at all? No physical universe, no people, no living beings, no planets, no atoms, no matter, no energy - nothing?


bibliography energy living metaphysics nihilism physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Geraldine Coggins
    • 1
  1. 1.Keele UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36476-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-29524-7
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