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Reasons Why Not

On the Positive Grounds of Negative Truths

Authors: Brotero de Rizzo, Julio

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Many philosophers have shown sympathy to the thought that reality is fundamentally positive. Julio De Rizzo formulates this idea precisely by means of the notion of grounding, and examines how the resulting thesis fares with respect to three much discussed classes of negative truths, namely that of negative predications, that of negative causal reports, and that of negative existential truths. By shedding light on the issues advocates of the thesis have to deal with, this work shows the positivist account to be a tenable position in metaphysics.

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Julio De Rizzo holds a PhD in theoretical philosophy from the University of Hamburg, Germany and currently teaches at the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, Brazil. He studied philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo and the University of São Paulo, Brazil. His research interests focus on analytic metaphysics and the philosophy of logic.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reasons Why Not
Book Subtitle
On the Positive Grounds of Negative Truths
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
J.B. Metzler
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-476-05150-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-476-05150-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-476-05149-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 253
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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