|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 / nothing / Nozick: If we assume instead of nothing the full existence as a natural state, we have to wonder how so many opportunities are not realized - then the present situation must be produced by a negating force - if then also nothingness is allowed depends on whether the force may be applied to itself - Western philosophy: holds existence somehow to be more perfect than nothingness - however perfection itself is not a natural state._____________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.
Philosophical Explanations Oxford 1981
The Nature of Rationality 1994