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7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / e. Being and nothing

[how being and nothingness relate]

8 ideas
If statements about non-existence are logically puzzling, so are statements about existence [Plato]
Non-existent things aren't made to exist by thought, because their non-existence is part of the thought [Aristotle]
Prime matter is halfway between non-existence and existence [Averroes]
If affirmative propositions express being, we affirm about what is absent [Aquinas]
Thinking of nothing is not the same as simply not thinking [Hegel, by Houlgate]
I only wish I had such eyes as to see Nobody! It's as much as I can do to see real people. [Carroll,L]
The 'real being' of things is a nothingness constructed from contradictions in the actual world [Nietzsche]
Maybe 'What is being? is confusing because we can't ask what non-being is like [Politis]