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7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / a. Nature of Being

[the nature of pure being]

16 ideas
No necessity could produce Being either later or earlier, so it must exist absolutely or not at all [Parmenides]
Being is either what falls in the categories, or what makes propositions true [Aquinas on Aristotle]
Things are predicated of the basic thing, which isn't predicated of anything else [Aristotle]
There is only being in a certain way, and without that way there is no being [Aristotle]
Only supernatural means could annihilate anything once it had being [Hobbes]
Absolute thought remains in another world from being [Feuerbach]
Being is what is undetermined, and hence indistinguishable [Feuerbach]
Being is what belongs to every possible object of thought [Russell]
For us, Being is constituted by awareness of other sorts of Being [Heidegger]
Necessary beings (numbers, properties, sets, propositions, states of affairs, God) exist in all possible worlds [Plantinga]
There is no Being as a whole, because there is no set of all sets [Badiou]
Mathematics inscribes being as such [Badiou]
Every proposition is entirely about being [Lewis]
To grasp being, we must say why something exists, and why there is one world [Jacquette]
There are four kinds of being: incidental, per se, potential and actual, and being as truth [Wedin]
Being is substantial/accidental, complete/incomplete, necessary/contingent, possible, relative, intrinsic.. [Oderberg]