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Single Idea 4066

[catalogued under 28. God / B. Proving God / 2. Proofs of Reason / a. Ontological Proof]

Full Idea

The view that 'exists' is never a predicate is not plausible.


'Exists' (here) is a property ascribed to something

Gist of Idea

It seems that 'exists' could sometimes be a predicate


Tim Crane (Elements of Mind [2001], 1.7)

Book Reference

Crane,Tim: 'Elements of Mind' [OUP 2001], p.24

A Reaction

He doesn't enlarge. Russell says 'exists' is a quantifier. 'Your very existence offends me - I hope it is confiscated'.