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.
 
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Existence / Reid: not without attributes (e.g. a general triangle does not exist) but term and definition without attributes - thinking not only of the concept, but always of the attributes - Reid (similar to Frege), "a triangle" (or "a horse ") is not an object but a concept -

Pri I
A. Prior
Objects of thought Oxford 1971

Pri II
Arthur N. Prior
Papers on Time and Tense 2nd Edition Oxford 2003


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-22