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Single Idea 7707

[catalogued under 7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / a. Nature of Being]

Full Idea

We grasp the concept of being only when we have satisfactorily answered the question why there is something rather than nothing and why there is only one logically contingent actual world.

Gist of Idea

To grasp being, we must say why something exists, and why there is one world


Dale Jacquette (Ontology [2002], Conclusion)

Book Reference

Jacquette,Dale: 'Ontology' [Acumen 2002], p.280

A Reaction

See Ideas 7688 and 7692 for a glimpse of Jacquette's answer. Personally I don't yet have a full grasp of the concept of being, but I'm sure I'll get there if I only work a bit harder.

Related Ideas

Idea 7688 The actual world is a maximally consistent combination of actual states of affairs [Jacquette]

Idea 7692 Being is maximal consistency [Jacquette]