Ideas from 'Review: Meinong 'Uber die Stellung...'' by Bertrand Russell [1907], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Essays in Analysis' by Russell,Bertrand (ed/tr Lackey,Douglas) [George Braziller 1973,0-8076-0699-5]].

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9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 4. Impossible objects
On Meinong's principles 'the existent round square' has to exist
                        Full Idea: To my contention that, on his principles, 'the existent round square' exists, Meinong replies that it is existent but does not exist. I must confess that I see no difference between existing and being existent, and I have no more to say on this head.
                        From: Bertrand Russell (Review: Meinong 'Uber die Stellung...' [1907], p.93)
                        A reaction: Russell is obviously invoking the famously dubious ontological argument for God's existence. Normally impossible objects are rejected because of contradictions, but there might also be category mistakes. 'The slow square'.