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.
 
Author Item    More concepts for author
Armstrong, D.M. Existence Statements   Armstrong, D.M.
Frege, Gottlob Existence Statements   Frege, Gottlob
Geach, Peter T. Existence Statements   Geach, Peter T.
Leibniz, G.W. Existence Statements   Leibniz, G.W.
Mates, B. Existence Statements   Mates, B.
Millikan, Ruth Existence Statements   Millikan, Ruth
Quine, Willard Van Orman Existence Statements   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Strawson, Peter F. Existence Statements   Strawson, Peter F.
Tugendhat, E. Existence Statements   Tugendhat, E.
Vollmer, Gerhard Existence Statements   Vollmer, Gerhard
Wittgenstein, L. Existence Statements   Wittgenstein, L.


Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-27