Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

"There is...," philosophy: it is the question whether the talk that "there is" something is synonymous with the assumption of the existence of the said thing. In contrast to that the existential quantification is the attribution of properties to objects. See also everyday language, existence, existential quantification, existence predicate, existence statements, quantification, attribution, properties, schematic letters.
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Millikan, Ruth
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There is (/Existence) I 201
Existieren/Existenz/“existiert“/“es gibt“/Stabilisierungsfunktion/Millikan: Bsp „Der Nikolaus existiert nicht“, Bsp „Phlogiston existiert nicht“: hier wird keine Repräsentation hergestellt, sondern eine Veränderung in dem Begriff, d.h. in dem Programm, das die Wiederholung der Wörter „Phlogiston“ und „Nikolaus“ regelt.

Millk I
R. G. Millikan
Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories: New Foundations for Realism Cambridge 1987

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-25