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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Schwarz I 30
Existence/van Inwagen: (1990b. Chap.19) thesis: some things are borderline cases of existence.
Schwarz I 28ff
Object/Thing/van Inwagen: (1990b) thesis: parts only become an object when it is a living creature. After that, there are people, fish, cats but no computers, walls and bikinis.


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Inwa I
Peter van Inwagen
Metaphysics Fourth Edition

Schw I
W. Schwarz
David Lewis Bielefeld 2005


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-10-22