|"There is...," philosophy: it is the question whether the talk that "there is" something is synonymous with the assumption of the existence of the said thing. In contrast to that the existential quantification is the attribution of properties to objects. See also everyday language, existence, existential quantification, existence predicate, existence statements, quantification, attribution, properties, schematic letters._____________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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Existence / relevance / ontology / Meixner: it is not trivial that something that exists, is real - but the opposite: everything that is real exists, - "there is" is unclear - Meixner per empty categories, per unrealized possibility as facts , not individuals.
"there is" / Meixner: here is not about what is "actual" but what belongs to the scope of the term "entity"._____________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.
Einführung in die Ontologie Darmstadt 2004