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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Dummett, Michael
 
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Existence I 72
Objectivity in the strong sense (e.g. wavelength) must not be confused with actual existence: e.g. the metaphysical assertion that sugar is not sweet, would be unjustified even if tastes were not objective in this sense.

Du I
M. Dummett
Urspr√ľnge der analytischen Philosophie Frankfurt 1992

Du III
M. Dummett
Wahrheit Stuttgart 1982


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-28