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 E - Entity

Entity: From the Latin "ens", thing or being: Term used in philosophy to refer to anything whatsoever of any kind whatsoever without making any further assumptions about it.

The reason to have this term is that it is sometimes convenient, e.g. when discussing whatever may be a relation or a thing, to avoid more common terms like "thing" that in natural language play a similar role but might be misleading in some philosophical arguments.


See also: Thing



 Original: Aug 19, 2004                                                Last edited: 12 December 2011.   Top