Why the World is One


  • Andrew Haas


implication, metaphysics, phenomenology, presence, unity, world


The understanding of the unity of the world-in the human and natural sciences, and the arts-has remained steadfast from ancient metaphysics to contemporary phenomenology: the world is one accidentally and necessarily, as true and false, potentially and actually, and categorically. But these four ways of being one can be traced back to how unity is or comes to be present and/or absent in anything whatsoever. If presence and absence, however, have their common root in implication, then this is how the world is (and why it must be) one-for unity is implied in everything that is.

Author Biography

Andrew Haas

Andrew Haas is the author of Hegel and the Problem of Multiplicity (2000), The Irony of Heidegger (2007), and Unity and Aspect (2018), as well as numerous articles in history of philosophy and continental philosophy. He is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow.




How to Cite

Haas, A. (2020). Why the World is One. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 16(1), 218–247. Retrieved from https://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/769