An early History of Nothingness in Philosophical and Theological Thought

Héctor Sevilla Godínez


The question of Nothingness was always asked in the history of philosophy at the sidelines of philosophical thought. Yet there is another tradition beginning with
Plotinus and ending with Mainländer, where Nothingness is given priority or is instrumental in making other concepts like being, essence and God distinct. The intention of the text is to demonstrate that nothingness, through its denial or its affirmation, plays an important role in the conceptualization of being and occupies a central place, which is necessary to recover, in the philosophical tradition.


Nothingness; God; Being

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