On what there is



On this essay Quine's compares his argument on Ontology with another philosopher, McX. Quine's argument relays on the question "What is there?". He specifies both him and McX have different points of view. Which brings the subjection into this. If we are talking about points of view, reality itself would not be that clear since We all sometimes see different realities. If we decided whether or not we want to accept the "existence of something" that means that it can only be real to some and un real to others. Reality relies on the question "What is there?" because this question is applying existence. Quine analyses the term existence mode deeply. Is the thought and the physical appearance (perhaps reality) of the subject the same thing? The thought does exist but the thing itself is not "real". Then where does exactly existence relies? Quine talks about the "old Platonic riddle of nonbeing". This states that "nonbeing must in some sense be, what is it that there is not?".


My point of view on this argument is that some subjects exist only in our minds (the thought of it) and others exist physically. A lot of people tend to connect existence only with physical evidence meaning only what can be touched or proven that it exists is actually really or existing. The thought of it is ther e and therefore is also exists. The fact the someone does not want to admit it exists or cannot give proof it exists does not mean it doesn't but it also does not me it does. Proof can be biased What about religion? What about these hundreds of different societies that do believe in the existence of god's that most of other kinds of societies don't? Do those gods exist? Is the fact that this is true for them means they exists? When true and reality comes connects with existence this is where it becomes objective. The word "believe" in the phrase people believe in the existence…. Formulates the decision on whether or not the person wants to assimilate the existence of it.