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"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.
 
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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.
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"there is" / Meixner: here is not about what is "actual" but what belongs to the scope of the term "entity".

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U. Meixner
Einf├╝hrung in die Ontologie Darmstadt 2004


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-22