By Joseph Owens
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They break out in multiple facets that lure the intellect to deeper penetration of their import. At first sight they are filled with oddities, oddities that would lead to despair if existence had to be assessed as originally the object of a concept, but that level off into promising vistas when existence is understood to be grasped originally through judgment and only subsequently conceptualized. Taken separately, then, the characteristics of existence vie in interest with those of other leading philosophical objects.
To have the rea soning based on the characteristic content of existence, how ever, the universal concepts have to keep spotlighting what My plans That soar, to earth may fall, Let once my army-leader Lannes Waver at yonder wall ("Incident of the French Camp" ) . The concept "real existence" is in itself formed from no tions taken from the order of the categories. Just in itself is grasped through judgment. A portrait continues to reveal the features of an opera singer in her absence, but the spot light ceases to show them once it has been flashed off her actual presence on the stage.
101;-117. �c;s�1te h1s rather provocative conclusion that "the tradi 1967), pp . ( . tional meamng actuality IS wrong no matter which word it applies to" (p. and 52 AN INTERPRETATION OF EXISTENCE actuates its subject. Analogously what is known through judg CHARACTERISTICS OF EXISTENCE 53 activities, it may be aptly called the perfection of all perfec ment actuates the composite of form and matter. The notion tions. " is known through judgment. Moreover, it offered means for describing existence in a way that distinguished existence from any other kind of actuality.
An Interpretation of Existence by Joseph Owens