On 12/09/2007, Youness Ayaita <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> The no-justification argues that it doesn't make sense to introduce
> 'existence' as a property, or expressed in another way, that it is not
> possible to meaningfully separate (imaginable) things that have the
> (hypothetic) property that they 'exist' from (imaginable) things
> without that property. This leaves us with two options if we still
> want to use the concept of existence given by the everyday theory:
> that the ensemble of (imaginable) things is empty or that every
> (imaginable) thing has the property that it exists. The property is
> degenerate, it does not separate some (imaginable) things from others.
> Since, in our everyday theory, we say that things surrounding us
> exist, we must consequently take the second option: that every
> (imaginable) thing has the property that it exists. This is the
> Everything ensemble.

Are you aware that "existence is not a property" was Immanuel Kant's
answer to the ontological argument for the existence of God? Kant,
however, did not derive modal realism from this.

http://www.philosophyofreligion.info/existenceisnotapredicate.html




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Stathis Papaioannou

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