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What does it mean to exist and not exist? Is it possible to be both and/or neither?

The state of being or occurring is referred to as existence, whereas non-existence is the absence of being or occurrence. Something cannot be both existing and non-existing at the same time because ...
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Is it possible to show that something does not exist?

One, classical, way of proving any proposition (claims of existence/nonexistence included) is to demonstrate that the proposition's negation leads to a contradiction (reductio ad absurdum). So if I ...
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What does it mean to exist and not exist? Is it possible to be both and/or neither?

The Principle of Non-Contradiction would deny this; it is impossible for something to be and not be at the same time for it would be a contradiction, for example, you cannot be reading this and not be ...
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Nothingness cannot be. Does that imply something must be?

You are confused because you are putting two things together when by nature they are not of the same kind so cannot be put together. First thing, Concept of Nothing. Second thing, Nothing itself. ...
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Is it possible to show that something does not exist?

Look it all fall down to data. If data i.e. observation tell you something you should take it. Non-existence can be proved only if you have complete information of the problem space. To prove that ...
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What does it mean to exist and not exist? Is it possible to be both and/or neither?

This is solved by Aristotle. Infact atleast in muslim world this is considered his greatest and may be only contribution. Aristotle found through observation that never, ever a thing is found that ...
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How does a thought imply there is a thinker in "I think therefore I am"?

I'm not a philosopher but an engineer, so I try to argue purely logical, without interpretation of what a thinker or a thought is. For me your premise is invalid. "How does a thought imply there ...
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How does a thought imply there is a thinker in "I think therefore I am"?

Descartes presumes thinking is an action performed by someone; thus, if it is occurring, then someone must exist to be doing it. The thought can’t occur without a thinker there to think it. The Taoist ...
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How does a thought imply there is a thinker in "I think therefore I am"?

In relation to your statement: "I don't really see why a thought couldn't exist on its own". As linked by Conifold in the comments, a hugely popular and accepted answer to 'Could cogito ...
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Applying logic to the question of whether all of existence is infinite or not

Your premise of what constitutes existence is leading you to contradiction You are painting yourself into a corner at the outset with your ridiculous premise that everything conceivable exists. This ...
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How does a thought imply there is a thinker in "I think therefore I am"?

Descartes believed that the fact that he was able to think, and that he was aware of his own thoughts, proved that he existed as a thinking being. He argued that the only thing he could be certain of ...
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Applying logic to the question of whether all of existence is infinite or not

On Spatial Infinity "An object O cannot exist outside of all of existence, because if it exists, it is a part of all of existence, by definition of all and existence. This is simply an a priori ...
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Understanding the concept of "Entity"

Entity is something that is capable of performing an action on its own as some level of abstraction. A machine is not an entity as long as it is, well, mechanical. A machine that can "think on ...
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Understanding the concept of "Entity"

In general, in philosophy, entity is part of a set of interrelated terms. This following list is the result of personal experience, consider this answer just an opinion; the dialectical approach ...
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Any modern context for Boethius' two types of now?

In the geometry of spatial perception, it is known that perceivers with n-dimensional senses can perceive all facets of (n-1)-dimensional structures simultaneously (see e.g. Flatland). So a 2-...
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How does a thought imply there is a thinker in "I think therefore I am"?

The most that Descartes was entitled to say was that "thinking is occurring", not that "I am thinking". That is an entirely a valid argument as stated on the wiki page of Cogito ...
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How does a thought imply there is a thinker in "I think therefore I am"?

So the idea you're proposing is Hume's bundle theory of self: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundle_theory ie: there are just a bunch of thoughts/sensations without some entity "having" all ...
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