Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Existence burden/Wessel: elementary predicative statements can only be true if their subjects exist - existence burden only useful if the corresponding statement is true -> characteristic "e": If A is true, then A is burdened existentially, means: statement A has "Characteristic e" - Characteristic n: "If A is true, then A is not existentially burdened"- tautologies: Characteristic n (always true) - contradictions: always Characteristic e - statements about the follow-up relationship always have Chararacteristic e because they are elementary predicative statements.

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H. Wessel
Logik Berlin 1999

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-23