I have trouble understanding the article on existence in this Philosophy dictionary.
Instantiation in reality, or actual being. Kant pointed out that existence is not a predicate.
What is the meaning of predicate in other words, put simply?
Predicate is a fact about some thing or person, e.g.:
tall, a man and going for a walk are predicates about me. But in
(according to Kant) exist isn't a predicate, because if I didn't exist there wouldn't be me to apply the predicate to. Cf.:
Here I isn't someone at all, while in:
I is someone about whom it is told that she is not a man.