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I think you should consider a possibility that your question is technically wrong, and is making your brain think over a senseless question. The word 'purpose' is used in contexts which are drastically different from your question. Traditionally, purpose is used when there is an individual who intends a particular result/outcome by executing some task. So ...


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Assuming the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas... Yes, your reasoning is correct. If God is pure actuality, then he has no unrealized potential, or non-actual but possible attributes. The possibility of not existing would be such an unrealized potential that God cannot possess. So, God conceived of as pure actuality must exist necessarily and a fortiori can ...


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Are there philosophers who argue that there is a close connection (maybe even an identification) between being conscious and existing? It seems to me that Descartes' cogito ergo sum is right up your alley. first person experience entails existence, and as I personally read into it: experience is existence. However in contemporary non-continental philosophy ...


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I would say qualia is a candidate, because while other things are considered to have intersubjective reality, mind experiences and subjectivity are considered entirely dependent on and identified with qualia, which ontically precede the external world. You might want to look into OrchOR for qualia meeting pansychism. You might find the It From Bit doctrine ...


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I am sure you'll be able to find academic ressources on the subject, I'll try to provide the conversation. How would you define 'existence'? Any definition boils down to some form of description, featuring, contrast. When you define, you delimit, you separate, you distinguish. Existence is primordial, hence, you could hardly sketch it with words. Nothing ...


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I think the problem arises from the assumptions inherent in the philosophical subject-predicate form. The underlying principle seems to be that the predicate should qualify the subject in the sense that it becomes more specific; it should refine it. So "A ball is in my garden" is refined by "The ball in my garden is blue". The problem with existence as ...


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