|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._____________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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|Existing things are no types of things!
I 615 ff
Existence is not a characteristic.
Existence/Brandom: external definition: 1) sortal restriction - 2) "canonical designators" - three types of eF: numerical, physical, fictional - similarities - Role of >canonical designators - existent things are no types of things.
Existence/Frege/Brandom: from successful reference - localization in space - e.g. in the space of the successor of the natural numbers - e.g. address in space and time - e.g. Pegasus: no continuous path within the space towards the speaker - unattainable - he is a type of expression not a type of thing
N.B.: existential definitions can be interpreted as substitutional definitions._____________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.
Expressive Vernunft Frankfurt 2000
Begründen und Begreifen Frankfurt 2001