Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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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Wessel, Horst
 
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Existence Predicate I 158
Existence / Wessel: in our predication theory we can attribute for sentences with empty domain both s

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H. Wessel
Logik Berlin 1999


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