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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Parmenides
 
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Existence Taureck I 16
Existence/Being/Parmenides (Eleat)/Taureck: Thesis: There cannot be a "nothing" because it is not conceivable for us. - GorgiasVsParmenides.
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Taureck I 85
Existence/Parmenides: Thesis: only beings can exist and be thought.
Gorgias: ad 1. ("It is nothing"): "If, namely, the non-being is non-being, both the non-being is non-being and the being is being, so that nothing more is there than the things."
Taureck: If one says of non-being, that it is non-being, then non-being belongs to the realm of beings!
"Nothing is" can also mean that neither is non-being, nor being. But why is it to be conceded that non-being is? ("Is" must be understood here as "means").
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I 87
Existence/existence predicate/VsParmenides/Taureck: even today we still perceive this error in him: he confuses the concept of existence with a predicate (existence as a property).
Gorgias could have recognized this, but the tradition does not allow that.
In addition, Gorgias would repeat the mistake inversely.

Tau I
B. H.F. Taureck
Die Sophisten Hamburg 1995


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-29