Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Existence statement, existence assertion, philosophy, logic: the simple assertion of the existence of an object is problematic because it cannot be empirically refuted. In contrast, quantification is the attribution of properties, not of "naked" existence. E.g. "Socrates exists" is considered by some authors as senseless. See also bare particulars, predication, existence, quantification, existence predicate, iota operator.
 
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Mates, Benson
 
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Existence Statements I 160
Existential statement / derivative / Mates: if an e.st. Vay occurs, , we take a substitution y [a / b] added as a new premise that we can then drop in favor of the premises of the e.st. (/Rule BB)

Mate I
B. Mates
Elementare Logik Göttingen 1969

Mate II
B. Mates
0226509869 1981


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-24