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7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / d. Non-being

[non-being as the concept contrasting with being]

10 ideas
The realm of necessary non-existence cannot be explored, because it is unknowable [Parmenides]
There is no such thing as nothing [Parmenides]
Not-Being obviously doesn't exist, and the five modes of Being are all impossible [Gorgias, by Diog. Laertius]
Being does not exist more than non-being [Democritus, by Aristotle]
The non-existent exists as much as the existent, because it has causal powers [Democritus]
What does 'that which is not' refer to? [Plato]
To grasp an existence, but must consider its non-existence [Hegel, by Houlgate]
Nothing exists, as thinkable and expressible [Hegel]
The totality state is the most plausible truthmaker for negative existential truths [Merricks]
Sartre to Waitress: Coffee with no cream, please... [Sommers,W]