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  1. Expressivism About Reference and Quantification Over the Non-Existent Without Meinongian Metaphysics.Stephen Barker - 2015 - Erkenntnis 80 (S2):215-234.
    Can we believe that there are non-existent entities without commitment to the Meinongian metaphysics? This paper argues we can. What leads us from quantification over non-existent beings to Meinongianism is a general metaphysical assumption about reality at large, and not merely quantification over the non-existent. Broadly speaking, the assumption is that every being we talk about must have a real definition. It’s this assumption that drives us to enquire into the nature of beings like Pegasus, and what (...)
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    Non-Existent Objects and Epistemological Ontology.William J. Rapaport - 1985 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 25:61-95.
    This essay examines the role of non-existent objects in "epistemological ontology" — the study of the entities that make thinking possible. An earlier revision of Meinong's Theory of Objects is reviewed, Meinong's notions of Quasisein and Außersein are discussed, and a theory of Meinongian objects as "combinatorially possible" entities is presented.
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    Nonetheism: A Non-Atheistic Account of a Non-Existent God.Paul Kabay - 2015 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 20 (1):7-28.
    I briefly defend a view I call nonetheism: the claim that God is a non-existent item. I develop a defense that might be acceptable to a theist, but I also note that arguments for atheism would also support this claim. As such, nonetheism is a form of theism that is actually supported by the case for atheism. I begin by showing that it is possible for there to be a non-existent object—that such an idea is coherent. I then (...)
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    Non-Existent Objects and Epistemological Ontology.William J. Rapaport - 1985 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 25:61-95.
    This essay examines the role of non-existent objects in "epistemological ontology" — the study of the entities that make thinking possible. An earlier revision of Meinong's Theory of Objects is reviewed, Meinong's notions of Quasisein and Außersein are discussed, and a theory of Meinongian objects as "combinatorially possible" entities is presented.
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    Truths About Non-Existent Things.Peter Forrest - 2012 - Metascience 21 (2):305-307.
    Truths about non-existent things Content Type Journal Article Pages 1-3 DOI 10.1007/s11016-011-9583-8 Authors Peter Forrest, Philosophy, School of Humanities, University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351, Australia Journal Metascience Online ISSN 1467-9981 Print ISSN 0815-0796.
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    Reference to the Non-Existent.John Deely - 1975 - The Thomist 39 (2):253-308.
    Can we refer to objects which do not exist? Searle says that we cannot. He postulates an ‘axiom of existence’ such that, if an object does not exist, we cannot refer to it. This ‘axiom of existence’ could be taken simply as a way of defining the notion of ‘reference’; we would not count a reference to a non-existent object as a ‘reference’ in the philosophical sense; or perhaps it might count as a reference but not as a ‘successful’ (...)
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    Levinas and Kierkegaard on Divine Transcendence and Ethical Life: Response to Donald L. Turner and Ford Turrell's “The Non-Existent God”. [REVIEW]Daniel Murphy - 2007 - Philosophia 35 (3-4):383-385.
    This article is a brief commentary on Donald Turner and Ford Turrell’s “The Non-Existent God: Transcendence, Humanity, and Ethics in Emmanuel Levinas.” While I agree with Turner and Turrell’s general presentation of Levinas’s existential conception of God and ethics, I reflect primarily on the reference the authors make to Kierkegaard as an existentialist forefather of Levinas. I show certain basic similarities between Levinas and Kierkegaard as existentialist thinkers, but also note their differences, also taking into consideration the influence of (...)
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    Reference to the Non-Existent.A. M. Honoré - 1971 - Philosophy 46 (178):302 - 308.
    Can we refer to objects which do not exist? Searle says that we cannot. He postulates an ‘axiom of existence’ such that, if an object does not exist, we cannot refer to it. This ‘axiom of existence’ could be taken simply as a way of defining the notion of ‘reference’; we would not count a reference to a non-existent object as a ‘reference’ in the philosophical sense; or perhaps it might count as a reference but not as a ‘successful’ (...)
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  9. Meinong's Theory of Non-Existent Objects.Andrew Kenneth Jorgensen - 2002 - Dissertation, Temple University
    The argument is an investigation of the philosophy of Austrian philosopher Alexius Meinong. There are three chapters. The first chapter argues that there are non-existent objects. It is argued that negative existential statements have a simple subject-predicate logical form. The conclusion follows from this premise, together with realist assumptions about truth and predication. Positive and negative existential statements have subject-predicate logical form, I argue, because; that is the grammatical form they appear to have, and the alternative analysis of their (...)
     
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  10. McGinn on Non-Existent Objects and Reducing Modality. [REVIEW]Phillip Bricker - 2004 - Philosophical Studies 118 (3):439-451.
    In this discussion of Colin McGinn's book, 'Logical Properties', I comment first on the chapter "Existence", then on the chapter "Modality." With respect to existence, I argue that McGinn's view that existence is a property that some objects have and other objects lack requires the property of existence to be fundamentally unlike ordinary qualitative properties. Moreover, it opens up a challenging skeptical problem: how do I know that I exist? With respect to modality, I argue that McGinn's argument that quantificational (...)
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    Who's Afraid of Non-Existent Manifestions?Michele Paolini Paoletti - 2016 - In Francesco F. Calemi (ed.), Metaphysics and Scientific Realism: Essays in Honour of David Malet Armstrong. De Gruyter. pp. 193-206.
    I shall defend in this paper the thesis that, if there are irreducible powers such as the power to produce a certain object (generative powers), then there are objects that do not exist and they are part of the fundamental level of the universe. Thus, generative powers come together with Meinongianism. After having clarified my argument, I shall examine and criticize Armstrong (1997)’s attempt to reduce powers to other sorts of entities. Finally, I shall deal with five accounts of generative (...)
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    ‘This World, in the Beginning, Was Phenomenally Non-Existent’: Āruṇi’s Discourse on Cosmogony in ChāndogyaUpaniṣad VI.1–VI.7.Diwakar Acharya - 2016 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 44 (5):833-864.
    This paper critically reads and analyzes the first discourse of Āruṇi and Śvetaketu in the first half of the sixth chapter of the Chāndogya Upaniṣad. It argues that, except for a few interpolated lines in VI.2 and VI.3, the entire discourse constitutes one integrated whole with a specific indicatory knowledge at its core that indicates deeper truth underlying all realities, and its characterization and twofold elaboration with reference to macro- and microcosmos. In light of two cosmogonic accounts from the JaiminīyaBrāhmaṇa (...)
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    Our Responsibility to the Non-Existent.Chelsea Haramia - 2013 - Southwest Philosophy Review 29 (1):249-256.
    Those who do not exist cannot be harmed. If someone is not worse off than she otherwise would have been, she is not harmed. Together, these claims entail that the individuals in non-identity cases are not harmed, because no one who exists is made worse off. While these claims might be true at the individual level, their truth does not preclude our having harm-based concerns about future persons in general. These concerns are justified when we recognize the responsibility we have (...)
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  14. Quantification and Non-Existent Objects.Thomas Hofweber - 2000 - In T. Hofweber & A. Everett (eds.), Empty Names, Fiction, and the Puzzles of Non-Existence. CSLI Publications.
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    What is Non-Existent and What is Remanent in Sūnyatā.Lobsang Dargyay - 1990 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 18 (1):81-91.
    In the various texts the phrase “something does not exist there” was interpreted in the following way: “elephants, cows, etc.” (Cūlasuññata-sutta) “the imagined, or conceptualized” (Yogācāra tradition), “the five skandhas, the elements, the sensory fields as eternal and solid entities” (Abhidharmasamuccaya), “all conventional phenomena” (Dolpo-pa), “inherent reality” (rGyal-tshab-rje), “accidental pollution with regard to the tathāgatagarbha (Gung-thang). The phrase “something that remains there does exist as a real existent” was interpreted also in different ways: “monks, palace, world, etc” (Cūlasuññata-sutta), “the perfect, (...)
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  16. How We Feel About Terrible, Non-Existent Mafiosi.Tyler Doggett & Andy Egan - 2012 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 84 (2):277-306.
    We argue for an imaginative analog of desire from premises about imaginative engagement with fiction. There's a bit about the paradox of fiction, too.
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  17. Critical Review of Parsons' Non-Existent Objects. [REVIEW]Kit Fine - 1984 - Philosophical Studies 45 (1):95-142.
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    Are There Non-Existent Intentionalia?Alberto Voltolini - 2006 - Philosophical Quarterly 56 (224):436-441.
    In his recent book on the philosophy of mind, Tim Crane has maintained that intentional objects are to be conceived as schematic entities, having no particular intrinsic nature. I take this metaphysical thesis as fundamentally correct. Yet in this paper I want to cast some doubts on whether this thesis prevents intentionalia, especially nonexistent ones, from belonging to the general inventory of what there is, as Crane seems to think. If my doubts are grounded, Crane’s treatment of intentionalia may further (...)
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    Emmanuel Levinas's Non-Existent God.Donald L. Turner & Ford J. Turrell - 2013 - In Jeanine Diller & Asa Kasher (eds.), Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities. Springer. pp. 727--733.
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    Are There Non-Existent Entities?Theodore J. Everett - 2005 - In Larry Lee Blackman (ed.), The Philosophy of Panayot Butchvarov: a collegial evaluation. Edwin Mellen Press. pp. 3-19.
    There are things of which it is true to say that there are no such things. How can we resolve this paradox? Panayot Butchvarov argues that there are objects of reference that are not also entities, where the former must merely be thinkable but the latter must be indefinitely re-identifiable. This paper argues that fictional and many other unreal objects are indeed indefinitely re-identifiable, so they must be counted as existing things on Butchvarov's theory. The paradox is best resolved by (...)
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    Transcendence of the Ego (The Non-Existent Knight).Bas C. Van Fraassen - 2004 - Ratio 17 (4):453-477.
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    Erratum To: ‘This World, in the Beginning, Was Phenomenally Non-Existent’: Āruṇi’s Discourse on Cosmogony in Chāndogya Upaniṣad VI.1–VI.7.Diwakar Acharya - 2016 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 44 (5):865-865.
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    Non-Existent Objects.Karel Lambert - 1985 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 25:439-446.
    This essay argues for the importance of developing theories of nonexistent objects. The grounds are utility and smoothness of logical theory. In the latter case a parallel with the theory of negative and imaginary numbers is exploited. The essay concludes with a counterexample to a general argument against the enterprise of developing theories of nonexistent objects, and outlining the foremost problem an adequate theory of nonexistent objects must solve.
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  24. Response: Why Is Laughter Almost Non-Existent in Ancient Greek Sculpture?Quentin Skinner - 2008 - Cogito 8:22.
     
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    The Non-Existent God: Transcendence, Humanity, and Ethics in the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas.Donald L. Turner & Ford Turrell - 2007 - Philosophia 35 (3-4):375 - 382.
    This paper considers three essential gestures in Levinas’s theology, highlighting in each case how Levinas’s thinking allows him to either incorporate or sidestep some of the fiercest modern criticisms of traditional theism. First, we present Levinas’s vision of divine transcendence, outlining his ontological atheism and explaining how this obviates proving the existence of God and avoids the tangles of traditional theodicy. Second, we describe Levinas’s idea of the trace, showing how a nonexistent God still leaves its mark in the face (...)
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    7. For the Best Listing of the Differences Between Aristotle's Logic and Aristotelian Logic. Or, Alternatively, for the Best Account Showing That the Differences Are Non-Existent or Minor.Robert Goedecke - 1961 - Review of Metaphysics 15 (2):319-321.
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    7. For the Best Listing of the Differences Between Aristotle's Logic and Aristotelian Logic. Or, Alternatively, for the Best Account Showing That the Differences Are Non-Existent or Minor.William H. Kane - 1961 - Review of Metaphysics 15 (2):321-324.
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    Non-Existent Existing God; Understanding of God From an East Asian Way of Thinking with Specific Reference to the Thought of Dasŏk Yoo Yŏng-Mo.Jeong-Hyun Youn - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 50:881-905.
    This paper is an interpretation of the thought of the twentieth century Korean religious thinker, Yoo Yŏng-mo (柳永模, 1890-1981), a pioneer figure who sought to re-conceptualise a Christian understanding of the Ultimate Reality in the light of a positive openness to the plurality of Korean religions. Yoo Yŏng-mo considered that it was possible to present an overall picture of harmony and complementarity between the three traditions of Korea and Christianity, and this is endorsed by the present thesis. This essay is (...)
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    Objects or Intentional Objects?: Twardowski and Husserl on Non-Existent Entities.Maria Gyemant - 2015 - In Denis Seron, Sebastien Richard & Bruno Leclercq (eds.), Objects and Pseudo-Objects: Ontological Deserts and Jungles From Brentano to Carnap. De Gruyter. pp. 85-100.
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    Non-Existent Objects: Recent Work on Brentano and Meinong.Reinhardt Grossmann - 1969 - American Philosophical Quarterly 6 (1):17 - 32.
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    Professor Spaulding's Non-Existent Illusions.James Bissett Pratt - 1918 - Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods 15 (25):688-695.
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    Non-Existent Concepts.Howard Jackson & Richard E. Robinson - 1985 - Dialogue 24 (03):473-.
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  33. A Non-Existent Revision of "Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy".Kenneth Blackwell - 1975 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 20:16.
     
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  34. A Non-Existent Revision of Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy.Kenneth Blackwell - 2014 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies.
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  35. A Non-Existent Revision of Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy.Kenneth Blackwell - 2014 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 20.
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  36. Does Loving Every Mean Loving Every Every, Even Non-Existent Ones?Laurent Cesalli - 2012 - In Mora-Márquez Ana María, Fink Jakob Leth & Hansen Heine (eds.), Logic and Language in the Middle Ages. Brill. pp. 305--336.
  37. The Influence of the Enlightenment on the French Revolution: Creative, Disastrous, or Non-Existent?William Farr Church - 1964 - Boston: Heath.
     
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  38. A Non-Existent Performative Argument.Benoit de Cornulier - 1974 - Foundations of Language 11 (3):413-414.
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  39. Wittgenstein and the Problem of Non-Existent States of Affairs.Reinhardt Grossmann - 1998 - Acta Analytica 21:139-146.
     
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  40. Non-Existent Objects: Why Theories About Them Are Important.Karel Lambert - 1985 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 25:439-446.
    This essay argues for the importance of developing theories of nonexistent objects. The grounds are utility and smoothness of logical theory. In the latter case a parallel with the theory of negative and imaginary numbers is exploited. The essay concludes with a counterexample to a general argument against the enterprise of developing theories of nonexistent objects, and outlining the foremost problem an adequate theory of nonexistent objects must solve.
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  41. Non-Existent Objects.T. Parsons - 1984 - Philosophical Studies 45 (1):95-142.
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  42. Dziga Vertov and Cinema as Non-Existent. Ontology of Thought and Iconoclastic Thought in Cinema.Ivelise Perniola - 2011 - Rivista di Estetica 51 (1):123-135.
     
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  43. Professor Spaulding's Non-Existent Illusions.J. B. Pratt - 1919 - Philosophical Review 28:224.
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  44. Professor Spaulding's Non-Existent Illusions.James Bissett Pratt - 1918 - Journal of Philosophy 15 (25):688.
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  45. Australia's Defence Philosophy: Further Investigations of the Non-Existent.Richard Sylvan - 1986 - Critical Philosophy 3 (1/2):160.
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  46. How We Feel About Terrible, Non‐Existent Mafiosi.Tyler Doggett Andy Egan - 2012 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 84 (2):277-306.
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  47. AI Technology, Non-Existent or Extinct?Peter van Lith - 1991 - In P. A. Flach (ed.), Future Directions in Artificial Intelligence. New York: Elsevier Science.
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  48. Are There Non-Existent Intentionalia&Quest;.Alberto Voltolini - 2006 - Philosophical Quarterly 56 (224):436-441.
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  49. Conservative Meinongianism.T. Parent - manuscript
    David Lewis acclimated us to talk of “nonactual concreta that exist,” regarding talking donkeys and the like. I shall argue that this was not for the best, and try to normalize a way of describing them as “actual concreta that do not exist.” The basis of this is a defense of the Meinongian thesis “there are objects of which it is true that there are no such objects,” re: fictitious and illusory objects. I first formulate the problem of negative existentials (...)
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  50. What is the Problem of Non-Existence?Tim Crane - 2012 - Philosophia 40 (3):417-434.
    It is widely held that there is a problem of talking about or otherwise representing things that not exist. But what exactly is this problem? This paper presents a formulation of the problem in terms of the conflict between the fact that there are truths about non-existent things and the fact that truths must be answerable to reality, how things are. Given this, the problem of singular negative existential statements is no longer the central or most difficult aspect of (...)
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