Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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Meggle I 312
Existence/Hungerland: the talk about "The S" does not require that there should be only one S in the world! Rather, there should only be one S to which I refer in context.

Correct/Wrong/HungerlandVsStrawson: he would have to show Shakespeare the wrongdoing: e.g. Macbeth: "Is that a dagger what I see before me?"

Strawson: the speech of "The S is P" presupposes the existence of an S!

Grice: > Meg I
G. Meggle (Hg)
Handlung, Kommunikation, Bedeutung Frankfurt/M 1979

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