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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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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.
 
Author Item    More concepts for author
Parmenides Existence Predicate   Parmenides
Simons, Peter M. Existence Predicate   Simons, Peter M.
Stalnaker, Robert Existence Predicate   Stalnaker, Robert
Wessel, H. Existence Predicate   Wessel, H.
Woods, Michael Existence Predicate   Woods, Michael

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