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.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Schwarz I 30
Existenz/van Inwagen: (1990b. Kap.19) These: manche Dinge sind Grenzfälle von Existenz.
Schwarz I 28ff
Gegenstand/Ding/van Inwagen: (1990b) These: Teile setzen sich nur dann zu einem Gegenstand zusammen, wenn dieser ein Lebewesen ist. Danach gibt es Menschen Fische, Katzen, aber nicht Computer, Wände und Bikinis.

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.

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 2017-08-17