<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Existence (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_19/PaperSummary_19714.htm">Thesis - Existence</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/T/Author_Todman (Theo).htm">Todman (Theo)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: </th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_19/PaperSummary_19714.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_19/PapersToNotes_19714.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1004.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><ul type="disc"><li>This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note '<a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1004.htm">Existence</A><SUP>1</SUP>' during my Thesis research, as from 2011. </li><li>For the actual time recorded, click on "Paper Summary" above. </li></ul><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><hr><br><B><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P19714_2">Write-up</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P19714_2"></A></u> (as at 12/02/2018 00:05:46): Existence</B><BR><br><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P19714_3">Plug Note</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P19714_3"></A></u><ul type="disc"><li>I m interested in <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_90.htm">persistence</A><SUP>4</SUP>, as a factor in the topic of Personal Identity. In order to <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_90.htm">persist</A><SUP>5</SUP> a thing has in the first place to <u>exist</u>. </li><li>So, I need a basic understanding of this topic, one of the foundational questions of metaphysics. But, maybe I need not stray too far into what is a fascinating subject in its own right. </li><li>The topic of this Note is one of <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_12.htm">logic</A><SUP>6</SUP>  what it <u>is</u> for a thing to exist  rather than <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_8.htm">ontology</A><SUP>7</SUP>  <u>what</u> exists, though there will be some overlap between the two Notes. </li><li>There s also the issue of Meinongian claims, and the possibility of Subsistence. </li><li>More to the point, there are related topics closer to my research concerns:-<BR>&rarr; the <a name="6"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_87.htm">Nihilist</A><SUP>8</SUP> position in Personal Identity, <BR>&rarr; the possibility of <a name="7"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_78.htm">Intermittent Existence</A><SUP>9</SUP><BR>&rarr; <a name="8"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_106.htm">Vague Existence</A><SUP>10</SUP><BR>&rarr; <a name="9"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_69.htm">Disembodied Existence</A><SUP>11</SUP></li><li>This topic gets tangled up with the <a name="10"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_951.htm">Ontological Argument</A><SUP>12</SUP> and the notion of <a name="11"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_121.htm">necessary</A><SUP>13</SUP> existence. I ve omitted all but a taste of this topic from the reading list. </li><li>Works on this topic that <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P19714_14">I ve actually read</A></U><SUB>14</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P19714_14"></A>, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P19714_15">include</A></U><SUB>15</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P19714_15"></A> the following:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="13"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_16/Abstract_16486.htm">Adams (Robert Merrihew) - Has It Been Proved That All Real Existence Is Contingent?</A>", Adams</li><li><a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_16/Abstract_16706.htm">Hartshorne (Charles) - The Necessarily Existent</A>", Hartshorne</li><li><a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperSummary_5484.htm">Sainsbury (Mark) - Philosophical Logic: Existence</A>", Sainsbury</li><li><a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_16/Abstract_16761.htm">Van Inwagen (Peter) - McGinn on Existence</A>", Van Inwagen</li></ol></li><li>A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) might start with:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20549.htm">Aune (Bruce) - Existence</A>", Aune</li><li><a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_04/PaperSummary_4851.htm">Ayer (A.J.) - Logic and Existence</A>", Ayer</li><li><a name="40"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1416.htm">Azzouni (Jody) - Deflating Existential Consequence: A Case for Nominalism</A>", Azzouni</li><li><a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4984.htm">Beck (Simon) - Let's Exist Again (Like We Did Last Summer)</A>", Beck</li><li><a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_16/Abstract_16740.htm">Bednarowski (W.) - The Riddle of Existence</A>", Bednarowski</li><li><a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PaperSummary_20514.htm">Burke (Michael) - Introduction to Existence</A>", Burke</li><li><a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6431.htm">Butchvarov (Panayot) - Existence</A>", Butchvarov</li><li><a name="23"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7529.htm">Cartwright (Richard) - Negative Existentials</A>", Cartwright</li><li><a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5992.htm">Hawley (Katherine) - Vagueness and Existence</A>", Hawley</li><li><a name="25"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5904.htm">Kaufman (Frederik) - Pre-Vital and Post-Mortem Non-Existence</A>", Kaufman</li><li><a name="26"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4601.htm">Lowe (E.J.) - The Puzzle of Existence</A>", Lowe</li><li><a name="27"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_16/Abstract_16739.htm">Mackie (J.L.) - The Riddle of Existence</A>", Mackie</li><li><a name="28"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5977.htm">McGinn (Colin) - Existence</A>", McGinn</li><li><a name="29"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_16/Abstract_16723.htm">Oppy (Graham) - Is existence a predicate?</A>", Oppy</li><li><a name="30"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_19/PaperSummary_19713.htm">Oppy (Graham) - Review of Dale Jacquette's 'Meinongian Logic: The Semantics of Existence and Nonexistence'</A>", Oppy</li><li><a name="31"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_02/Abstract_2541.htm">Prior (Arthur N.) - Time, Existence, and Identity</A>", Prior</li><li><a name="32"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_02/PaperSummary_2116.htm">Quine (W.V.) - Existence and Quantification</A>", Quine</li><li><a name="33"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_01/PaperSummary_1732.htm">Quine (W.V.) - Notes on Existence and Necessity</A>", Quine</li><li><a name="34"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5622.htm">Salmon (Nathan) - Existence</A>", Salmon</li><li><a name="35"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1799.htm">Sosa (Ernest) - Nonabsolute Existence and Conceptual Relativity</A>", Sosa<BR>&rarr; <a name="36"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_01/PaperSummary_1800.htm">Sosa (Ernest) - Addendum to 'Nonabsolute Existence and Conceptual Relativity': Objections and Replies</A>", Sosa</li><li><a name="37"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_15/Abstract_15839.htm">Strawson (Peter) - Is Existence Never a Predicate?</A>", Strawson</li><li><a name="41"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1450.htm">Williams (Christopher) - What is Existence?</A>", Williams</li><li><a name="38"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7444.htm">Williams (S.G.) - Existence</A>", Williams</li><li><a name="39"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7673.htm">Williamson (Timothy) - Necessary Existents</A>", Williamson</li></ol></li><li>This is mostly a <a name="12"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_737.htm">place-holder</A><SUP>16</SUP>. Some of the items on the categorised reading-list relate to the existence of God. </li></ul><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P19714_2"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P19714_2"><B>Footnote 2</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (12/02/2018 00:05:46). </li><li><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1004.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A>. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P19714_3"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P19714_3"><B>Footnote 3</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>A number of my philosophical Notes are  promissory notes currently only listing the books and papers (if any) I possess on the topic concerned. </li><li>I ve decided to add some text  whether by way of motivation, or something more substantive  for all these identified topics related to my Thesis.</li><li>As I want to do this fairly quickly, the text may be confused or show surprising ignorance. </li><li>The reader (if such exists) will have to bear with me, and display the principle of charity while this footnote exists. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P19714_14"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P19714_14"><B>Footnote 14</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>Frequently I ll have made copious marginal annotations, and sometimes have written up a review-note. </li><li>In the former case, I intend to transfer the annotations into electronic form as soon as I can find the time. </li><li>In the latter case, I will have remarked on the fact against the citation, and will integrate the comments into this Note in due course. </li><li>My intention is to incorporate into these Notes comments on material I ve already read rather than engage with unread material at this stage. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P19714_15"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P19714_15"><B>Footnote 15</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>I may have read others in between updates of this Note  in which case they will be marked as such in the  References and Reading List below.</li><li>Papers or Books partially read have a rough %age based on the time spent versus the time expected. </li></ul> <FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-17T12:09" pubdate>17/08/2018 12:09:16</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>