|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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|Existing things are no types of things!
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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.
Expressive Vernunft Frankfurt 2000
Begründen und Begreifen Frankfurt 2001