Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement


Nihilism without Self-Contradiction

David Liggins

Last weekend, I made a bookcase. To begin with, I went and bought various pieces of wood and several screws. Then I screwed the pieces of wood together. In doing so, I created something new: my bookcase. And this bookcase is made up of the pieces of wood and the screws. In other words, they're parts of it.


David Liggins is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Manchester.