Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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.

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.

Author Item Summary Meta data
Existing things are no types of things!
I 615 ff
Existence is not a characteristic.
I 615f
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.
I 621
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
I 624
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.

Bra I
R. Brandom
Expressive Vernunft Frankfurt 2000

Bra II
R. Brandom
Begründen und Begreifen Frankfurt 2001

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2018-06-25