Synthese 197 (1):311-335 (2020)

Friederike Moltmann
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Natural languages generally distinguishes among different existence predicates for different types of entities, such as English 'exist', 'occur', and 'obtain'. The paper gives an in-depth discussion and analysis of a range of existence predicates in natural language within the general project of descriptive metaphysics, or more specifically ‘natural language ontology’.
Keywords existence  intentional object  three-dimensionalism  natural language ontology
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-018-1847-z
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