Ens (philosophy)

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The Ens ( Latin ens [being], present participle of Latin esse [to be]; in classical Latin, however, is not a present participle of esse can be formed into composites says -SENS ) is a concept of philosophy , especially of scholasticism .

The term is used in various contexts; the meaning of the word varies accordingly:

  • Ens reale : "the real thing ( independent of consciousness ) , the real being , the real being "
  • Ens rationis : "the (only) thought thing, the thought thing"
  • Ens rationis cum fundamento in re : "the thought thing founded in the matter"
  • Ens realissimum : "the most real being = God "
  • Ens a se : "that which is self-evident"
  • Ens perfectissimum : On the designation of God in Descartes

See also

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Rainer Hegenbart: Dictionary of Philosophy . Gondrom Verlag, 1994, ISBN 3-8112-1125-0