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Axioms 2016, 5(3), 19; doi:10.3390/axioms5030019

A Logical Analysis of Existential Dependence and Some Other Ontological Concepts—A Comment to Some Ideas of Eugenia Ginsberg-Blaustein

Department of Logic and Methodology of Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wrocław, ul. Koszarowa 3/20, 51-149 Wrocław, Poland
Academic Editor: Urszula Wybraniec-Skardowska
Received: 18 April 2016 / Revised: 6 July 2016 / Accepted: 11 July 2016 / Published: 15 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Lvov—Warsaw School)
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This paper deals with several problems concerning notion of existential dependence and ontological notions of existence, necessity and fusion. Following some ideas of Eugenia Ginsberg-Blaustein, the notions are treated in reference to objects, in relation to the concepts of state of affairs and subject of state of affairs. It provides an axiomatic characterization of these concepts within the framework of a multi-modal propositional logic and then presents a semantic analysis of these concepts. The semantics are a slight modification to the standard relational semantics for normal modal propositional logic. View Full-Text
Keywords: existential dependence; object; state of affairs; existence; necessity; fusion existential dependence; object; state of affairs; existence; necessity; fusion
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Magdziak, M. A Logical Analysis of Existential Dependence and Some Other Ontological Concepts—A Comment to Some Ideas of Eugenia Ginsberg-Blaustein. Axioms 2016, 5, 19.

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