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References and further reading

  • Bradley, F.H. (1897) Appearance and Reality, London: Allen & Unwin, 2nd edn, Appendix II.

    (A locus classicus for the argument to monism from the unreality of relations.)

  • Gallop, D. (1984) Parmenides of Elea, Toronto, Ont.: Toronto University Press.

    (Text and translation of the c.150 extant lines by Parmenides.)

  • James, W. (1909) A Pluralistic Universe, London: Longman, Green & Co.

    (Chapter 2, ‘Monistic idealism’, is a lively polemic against nineteenth century monists. Accessible.)

  • Moore, G.E. (1922) ‘External and Internal Relations’, in Philosophical Studies, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 276–309.

    (Moore resists the view – dear to the ‘tin of treacle’ type of monist – that nothing can be the thing it is without standing in all the relations to other things it actually does stand in.)

  • Plotinus (c. 250–70) Enneads, trans. S. MacKenna, London: Penguin, 1991.

    (See in particular Enneads IV–VI; for readers in a hurry, VI.9: 535–49. Difficult reading.)

  • Spinoza, B. (1677) Ethics, in The Collected Works of Spinoza, trans. and ed. E. Curley, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1985.

    (Part I, ‘Of God’, contains Spinoza’s proof that there is only one substance.)

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