How to Abū Hāšim Meinong (Behnam Zolghadr)

The Logic and Metaphysics Workshop will meet on November 23rd from 4:15-6:15 (NY time) via Zoom for a talk by Behnam Zolghadr (LMU Munich).

Title: How to Abū Hāšim Meinong

Abstract: Similar to Meinong, Abū Hāšim al-Ǧubbāī (d.933), an Islamic theologian/philosopher, held the view that some objects do not exist. This paper is a comparative study between Meinong’s object theory and Abū Hāšim’s theory of nonexistent objects. Our comparative study will be carried out through three main topics: the characterization principle, objecthood, and the ontological status of existence itself. Moreover, Abū Hāšim and his followers argue that the view that some objects do not exist implies some truth value gaps and/or gluts. We will also discuss two of these arguments.

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