A Paradigm Theory of Existence : Onto-Theology Vindicated

The heart of philosophy is metaphysics, and at the heart of the heart lie two questions about existence. What is it for any contingent thing to exist? Why does any contingent thing exist? Call these the nature question and the ground question, respectively. The first concerns the nature of the exist...

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Main Author: Vallicella, W.F.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2002, 2002
Edition:1st ed. 2002
Series:Philosophical Studies Series
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • I The Idea of a Paradigm Theory of Existence
  • II Is Existence a First-Level Property?
  • III The ‘No Difference’ Theory
  • IV IS Existence a Property of Properties?
  • V Mondial Attribute Theories
  • VI The Ontology of the Contingent Existent
  • VII The Ground of the Contingent Existent
  • VIII The Paradigm Existent
  • References