Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Existence predicate, philosophy, logic: as opposed to properties that are attributed by predicates existence is no such property. It is therefore only possible in certain systems and under certain conditions to form an existence predicate. E.g. (∃x)(Fx) - "There is at least one object with the property F" here the "∃" is no existence predicate, but an existential quantifier. See also existence, predicates, predication, properties, quantification, existence statements, existential quantification, semantic ascent, substitutional quantification.

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Existence/existence predicate/VsParmenides/Taureck: even today we still perceive this error in him: he confuses the concept of existence with a predicate (existence as a property).
Gorgias could have recognized this, but the tradition does not allow that.
In addition, Gorgias would repeat the mistake inversely.


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Tau I
B. H.F. Taureck
Die Sophisten Hamburg 1995


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-26