Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Existence statement, existence assertion, philosophy, logic: the simple assertion of the existence of an object is problematic because it cannot be empirically refuted. In contrast, quantification is the attribution of properties, not of "naked" existence. E.g. "Socrates exists" is considered by some authors as senseless. See also bare particulars, predication, existence, quantification, existence predicate, iota operator.

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Identification / Tugendhat: spatial and temporal relation between objects is not sufficient - an infinite number of space-time locations, finitely many objects - assuming a space-time system - reference to space-time locations can not fail - talk of existence without place is pointless - identification only through simultaneous reference to other (possible) objects - therefore existence theorems are general.


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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.

Tu I
E. Tugendhat
Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Sprachanalytische Philosophie Frankfurt 1976

Tu II
E. Tugendhat
Philosophische Aufsätze Frankfurt 1992


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