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An ENTITY is something that exists as itself, as a subject or as an object, actually or potentially, concretely or abstractly, physically or not. It need not be of material existence. In particular, abstractions and legal fictions are usually regarded as entities. In general, there is also no presumption that an entity is animate , or present .

The word is abstract in intention. It may refer, for example, to Bucephalus
Bucephalus
, the horse of Alexander ; to a stone; to a cardinal number ; to a language; or to ghosts or other spirits .

The word _entitative_ is the adjective form of the noun entity. Something that is entitative is considered in its own right.

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* 1 In philosophy * 2 In law * 3 In politics * 4 See also * 5 References

IN PHILOSOPHY

Main article: Ontology

Ontology is the study of being, existence and the recognition of entities. The words ontic and entity are derived respectively from the ancient Greek and Latin present participles that mean "being ".

IN LAW

Main article: Legal person

In law , a legal entity is an entity that is capable of bearing legal rights and obligations , such as a natural person or an artificial person (e.g. business entity or a corporate entity).

IN POLITICS

Main article: Polity

In politics , _entity_ is used as term for territorial divisions of some countries (e.g. Bosnia and Herzegovina ).

SEE ALSO

_ Wikiquote has quotations related to: ENTITY _

* Digital identity * Entity class * Entity realism , a form of scientific realism * Entitativity * Everything * Non-physical entity * Object (philosophy)

REFERENCES

* v * t * e

Metaphysics

METAPHYSICIANS

* Parmenides
Parmenides
* Plato
Plato
* Aristotle
Aristotle
* Plotinus
Plotinus
* Duns Scotus * Thomas Aquinas * Francisco Suárez
Francisco Suárez
* Nicolas Malebranche * René Descartes * John Locke * David Hume
David Hume
* Thomas Reid
Thomas Reid
* Immanuel Kant * Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton
* Arthur Schopenhauer * Baruch Spinoza * Georg W. F. Hegel * George Berkeley * Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz * Henri Bergson * Friedrich Nietzsche * Charles Sanders Peirce * Joseph Maréchal * Ludwig Wittgenstein * Martin Heidegger * Alfred N. Whitehead * Bertrand Russell * Dorothy Emmet * G. E. Moore * Jean-Paul Sartre * Gilbert Ryle * Hilary Putnam
Hilary Putnam
* P. F. Strawson * R. G. Collingwood * Adolph Stöhr * Rudolf Carnap * Saul Kripke
Saul Kripke
* Willard V. O. Quine * G. E. M. Anscombe * Donald Davidson * Michael Dummett * David Malet Armstrong * David Lewis * Alvin Plantinga * Peter van Inwagen * Derek Parfit * _more ... _

THEORIES

* Abstract object theory * Action theory * Anti-realism * Determinism * Dualism * Enactivism * Essentialism * Existentialism * Free will * Idealism * Libertarianism * Liberty
Liberty
* Materialism * Meaning of life
Meaning of life
* Monism * Naturalism * Nihilism * Phenomenalism * Realism * Physicalism * Pirsig\'s metaphysics of Quality * Platonic idealism * Relativism * Scientific realism * Solipsism * Subjectivism * Substance theory * Type theory

CONCEPTS

* Abstract object * Anima mundi * Being
Being
* Category of being * Causality * Choice
Choice
* Cogito ergo sum * Concept
Concept
* Embodied cognition * Entity * Essence
Essence
* Existence * Experience
Experience
* Hypostatic abstraction * Idea
Idea
* Identity * Identity and change * Information
Information
* Insight
Insight
* Intelligence
Intelligence
* Intention * Linguistic modality * Matter * Meaning * Memetics * Mental representation * Mind
Mind
* Motion * Necessity * Notion * Object * Pattern
Pattern
* Perception * Physical body * Principle
Principle
* Property * Qualia * Quality * Reality
Reality
* Soul
Soul
* Subject * Substantial form * Thought * Time
Time
* Truth
Truth
* Type–token distinction * Universal * Unobservable * Value * _more ... _

RELATED TOPICS

* Axiology * Cosmology * Epistemology
Epistemology
* Feminist metaphysics * Interpretations of quantum mechanics * Meta- * Ontology * Philosophy of mind * Philosophy of psychology * Philosophy of self * Philosophy of space and time * Teleology * Theoretical physics
Theoretical physics

* _ Category
Category
* Portal
Portal

* v * t * e

Philosophy of language

PHILOSOPHERS

* Plato
Plato
(Cratylus _) * Gorgias * Confucius * Xunzi * Aristotle
Aristotle
* Stoics * Pyrrhonists * Scholasticism * Ibn Rushd * Ibn Khaldun * Thomas Hobbes * Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz * Johann Herder * Ludwig Noiré * Wilhelm von Humboldt * Fritz Mauthner * Paul Ricœur * Ferdinand de Saussure * Gottlob Frege * Franz Boas * Paul Tillich * Edward Sapir * Leonard Bloomfield * Zhuangzi * Henri Bergson * Lev Vygotsky

* Ludwig Wittgenstein

* _ Philosophical Investigations _ * _ Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus _

* Bertrand Russell * Rudolf Carnap

* Jacques Derrida

* _ Of Grammatology _ * _ Limited Inc _

* Benjamin Lee Whorf * Gustav Bergmann * J. L. Austin * Noam Chomsky * Hans-Georg Gadamer * Saul Kripke
Saul Kripke
* A. J. Ayer
A. J. Ayer
* G. E. M. Anscombe * Jaakko Hintikka * Michael Dummett * Donald Davidson * Roger Gibson * Paul Grice * Gilbert Ryle * P. F. Strawson * Willard Van Orman Quine * Hilary Putnam
Hilary Putnam
* David Lewis * John Searle * Joxe Azurmendi * Scott Soames * Stephen Yablo * John Hawthorne * Stephen Neale
Stephen Neale
* Paul Watzlawick

THEORIES

* Causal theory of reference * Contrast theory of meaning * Contrastivism * Conventionalism * Cratylism * Deconstruction * Descriptivist theory of names * Direct reference theory * Dramatism * Expressivism * Linguistic determinism * Logical atomism * Logical positivism * Mediated reference theory * Nominalism * Non-cognitivism * Phallogocentrism * Quietism * Relevance theory * Semantic externalism * Semantic holism * Structuralism
Structuralism
* Supposition theory * Symbiosism * Theological noncognitivism * Theory of descriptions * Verification theory

CONCEPTS

* Ambiguity * Linguistic relativity * Meaning * Language
Language
* Truth-bearer * Proposition
Proposition
* Use–mention distinction * Concept
Concept
* Categories * Set * Class * Intension * Logical form * Metalanguage * Mental representation * Principle
Principle
of compositionality * Property * Sign * Sense and reference * Speech act * Symbol
Symbol
* Entity * Sentence * Statement * MORE...

RELATED ARTICLES

* Analytic philosophy * Philosophy of information * Philosophical logic * Linguistics * Pragmatics * Rhetoric * Semantics * Formal semantics * Semiotics

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Category
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