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Unraveling the philosophy of existential Quantifier

Erfanifar, T (2023) Unraveling the philosophy of existential Quantifier. [Preprint]

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One of the most significant issues in philosophy and fundamental questions that philosophers grappled with since the emergence of this important field was the debate and examination of the question: What things exist, and what things can be considered to exist? Is the world confined to those objects that arise through our sensory experiences, or are there also entities that have existence distinct from these objects? Do numbers, which humans frequently refer to, exist? Questions of this nature are part of the broader inquiries that fall under the purview of ontology today.

Discussions of this kind lead to many philosophical arguments, ultimately revolving around the phrase "there is," which plays a crucial role in these arguments. For example, one of the most famous proofs in philosophy and theology, the Ontological Argument, aims to establish the existence of God. Various interpretations of this argument have been presented by prominent philosophers. The central core of this argument asserts that existence cannot be separated from the essence of a God who is perfect and absolute, just as triangularity cannot be separated from a triangle.

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Abstract: Exploring Existence in Philosophy

This abstract delves into a fundamental discourse in philosophy, addressing the age-old question of what constitutes existence and the parameters that define it. Philosophers have historically contemplated the nature of reality, seeking to understand the essence of existence and the criteria for considering something to be. The debate encompasses whether the world is limited to entities derived solely from sensory experiences or if there exist entities with a distinct existence beyond our perceptual reality. A pivotal aspect of this inquiry involves questioning the existence of abstract concepts such as numbers, commonly invoked in human discourse.

Contemporary philosophical investigations, falling under the domain of ontology, continue to scrutinize these inquiries. Such discussions often hinge on the profound significance of the phrase "there is," serving as a linchpin in philosophical arguments. This abstract also references the renowned Ontological Argument, a philosophical and theological cornerstone aiming to demonstrate the existence of a perfect and absolute deity. Diverse interpretations of this argument have been presented by prominent philosophers, highlighting the intricate interplay between existence and the nature of divinity. In essence, this abstract provides a glimpse into the enduring philosophical exploration of existence, shaping intellectual dialogues and contributing to the rich tapestry of philosophical discourse

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Item Type: Preprint
Erfanifar, T
Keywords: Logic, Quantifier, Essence, Modality
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Logic
Depositing User: Taban T.E Erfanifar
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2024 22:55
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2024 22:55
Item ID: 22614
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Logic
Date: 2023

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