Like many philosophically interesting notions, existence is at once
familiar and rather elusive. Although we have no more trouble with
using the verb ‘exists' than with the two-times table,
there is more than a little difficulty in saying just what e...
Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this means they can shed light on some of the basic questions of existence.