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Is nothing everything? As strange as that question looks at first sight, it will definitely make sense after reading this title. Provocative and accessible, free of jargon, 'Nothing Matters' shows that there is more to nothing than meets the eye.
Paperback, 279 pages
Published August 16th 2011 by John Hunt Publishing (first published January 1st 2011)
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David Gregory Lloyd
Apr 27, 2015 David Gregory Lloyd rated it really liked it
Until I read this book, I hadn't given much thought to "nothing". But Ronald Green's book has changed all that.

This is very in-depth and comprehensive study of the concept of nothing, both from a historical perspective and how this concept has been perceived and presented in the arts, religion, philosophy, and so many other areas.

What is specifically fascinating is how Ronald builds a case for "nothingness" - versus "nothing", and in doing so, provides us with a new insight into "something".

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Steven Williams
Feb 07, 2015 Steven Williams rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I gave the book high marks in general, I had a number of issues with it . The first of which is that it was on the repetitive side. Other than that, I had no real problem with the first three parts. There was some interesting things in them. The real difficulty I had was with his philosophical exploration. For one, I found his separation of “nothingness” from “nothing” to be rather over emphasized. He also seemed to ignore “nothing”'s language use in general. While not necessarily, an adva ...more
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Apr 16, 2015 Mohamed rated it liked it
I would chose to give this book a 3.5 star rating. My impression throughout reading the book ranged between 3 and 4 stars based on the different ideas presented and how they were handled. I was impressed by the amount of thought and research that was behind the making of this book about "nothing". It's really very interesting to find somebody who was so, may be obsessively, interested in "nothing" to the extent of looking for it in almost everything around us, and putting it on the forefront to ...more
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Ronald Green is the author of "Nothing Matters – a book about nothing" (iff-Books). Philosopher, linguist, university lecturer and ESL teacher, with 13 ESL books published, Ronald has lectured and given workshops in Europe, North and South America and the Middle East on linguistics, ESL and the use of the Internet in education. His short stories have been published in Nuvein magazine, Tryst, Aesth ...more
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