Existentialism, aliens and referentially unrestricted worlds

@article{Longenecker2017ExistentialismAA,
  title={Existentialism, aliens and referentially unrestricted worlds},
  author={Michael Tze-Sung Longenecker},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2017},
  pages={1-16}
}
Existentialism claims that propositions that directly refer to individuals depend on those individuals for their existence. I argue for two points regarding Existentialism. First, I argue that recent accounts of Existentialism run into difficulties accommodating the possibility of there being a lonely alien electron. This problem is distinct from one of the… CONTINUE READING