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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Brandom, Robert
 
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Existence Existing things are no types of things!
I 615 ff
Existence is not a characteristic.
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I 615f
Existence/Brandom: external definition: 1) sortal restriction - 2) "canonical designators" - three types of eF: numerical, physical, fictional - similarities - Role of >canonical designators - existent things are no types of things.
I 621
Existence/Frege/Brandom: from successful reference - localization in space - e.g. in the space of the successor of the natural numbers - e.g. address in space and time - e.g. Pegasus: no continuous path within the space towards the speaker - unattainable - he is a type of expression not a type of thing
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I 624
N.B.: existential definitions can be interpreted as substitutional definitions.

Bra I
R. Brandom
Expressive Vernunft Frankfurt 2000

Bra II
R. Brandom
Begr√ľnden und Begreifen Frankfurt 2001


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-26