|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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existence / nonexistence / existence assertion: one can deny the existence of a thing - that would often be incorrect, but never formally contradictory!
Existence is all in all, externally and accidentally for people.
Sartre: there is no human essence, we have existence but no essence.
No doubt there are terms from the mere meaning of which already follows that they have pieces of evidence in the real world. Only none of them accomplishes what Descartes demanded from the term God.
E.g. the concept of concept has itself for example. E.g. a word is a word. It would be quite cranky to ask if there were words! Without them it would be impossible to formulate a doubt._____________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.
A. C. Danto
Wege zur Welt München 1999
A. C. Danto
The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art (Columbia Classics in Philosophy) New York 2005