|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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Existence/McGinn: the universe contains four basic forms of existence:
1) inanimate objects: stones, planets, clouds.
2) Organisms such as plants, worms and bacteria.
3) Artifacts such as watches, cars and computers.
4) conscious or sentient creatures such as bats, apes or humans.
Die Grenzen vernünftigen Fragens Stuttgart 1996
Wie kommt der Geist in die Materie? München 2001