Origin of existential
Examples from the Web for existentially
The other characters struggle, too, to varying material degrees, but all existentially.
It is not easy to avoid the conclusion that Dewey conceives of 'consciousness' as a construct of existentially distinct terms.John Dewey's logical theory|Delton Thomas Howard
Light is really, physically, existentially, refracted into these forms.Creative Intelligence|John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
They exist only so long as they are apprehended; and they are numerically and existentially distinct in each individual mind.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'|Norman Kemp Smith
British Dictionary definitions for existentially
- an existential statement or formula
- short for existential quantifier
Word Origin and History for existentially
1690s, "pertaining to existence," from Late Latin existentialis/exsistentialis, from existentia/exsistentia (see existence). As a term in logic, from 1819; in philosophy, from 1937, tracing back to the Danish works of Kierkegaard (see existentialism). Related: Existentially.