Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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.
Author Item Excerpt Meta data
Boer, Steven E.
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Existence I 12
Existence/actuality/be actual/Boer: we understand it here as synonymous.
I 36
Actuality/Existence/Frege/Boer: he characterizes reality by concreteness and causal entanglement, while asserting that there are non-actual objects such as numbers.
I 37
Lewis: for him, non-actual things exist in the sense that they do not belong to the world from which one can ascertain.

Boer I
Steven E. Boer
Thought-Contents: On the Ontology of Belief and the Semantics of Belief Attribution (Philosophical Studies Series) New York 2010

Boer II
Steven E. Boer
Knowing Who Cambridge 1986

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-28