- of or relating to ontology, the branch of metaphysics that studies the nature of existence or being as such; metaphysical: Some of the U.S. founders held an ontological belief in natural rights.
Sometimes on·to·log·ic, on·tol·o·gis·tic.
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Corporate personhood is a legal fiction, not an ontological or soteriological fact.Do Corporations Believe in God? The ‘Hobby Lobby’ Case Has the Answer
March 22, 2014
The Ontological Argument has been presented in different forms.Was Man Created?
Henry A. Mott
There is a type of realism which illustrates the opposite or ontological method.John Dewey's logical theory
Delton Thomas Howard
What is the ontological relationship between these three factors?
Associated words: ontology, metaphysics, ontological, ontologist.Putnam's Word Book
Louis A. Flemming
The first is the physico-theological argument, the second the cosmological, the third the ontological.The Critique of Pure Reason
Word Origin and History for ontological
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