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Existence, philosophy, logic: the fact that there is something to which properties can be attributed. That does not mean that something has to be given immediately or can be perceived by the senses. See also ontology, properties, predicates, existence statements, realism, quantification, ascription.
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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Arthur N. Prior on Existence - Dictionary of Arguments

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Existence/Thomas Reid: Existence is not possible without attributes (e.g. a general triangle does not exist) but term and definition without attributes.
>Concepts
, >Definition, >Definability, >Predication, cf. >Bare Fact.
Ihinking is not only thinking of the concept, but always of the attributes.
>Concepts, >Attributes, >Thinking, >Thoughts, >Statements,
>Propositions, >Sentences.
Thomas Reid: (similar to Frege), "a triangle" (or "a horse ") is not an object but a concept.
>Th. Reid, >Concepts/Frege.

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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Pri I
A. Prior
Objects of thought Oxford 1971

Pri II
Arthur N. Prior
Papers on Time and Tense 2nd Edition Oxford 2003


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