But on the relative plane, Zen is this-worldly and does not deny ethics, or ontology for that matter.
Here is a primary step in ontology, but by the path of psychology, that is to say, of observation.
This is the statement of the Maxim as a formula of ontology.
Eudæmonics, as an art, corresponds to the science 'ontology.'
Associated words: ontology, metaphysics, ontological, ontologist.
The second—that is, ontology—treats most scientifically of being abstracted from all being (“de ente quatenus ens”).
In most of the other sutras the burden of thought is ontology.
His ontology is usually sound, indeed, and his conclusions are for the most part just, but not always logically obtained.
Apart from ontology, Parmenides reckons all as belonging to human opinions.
They become in practice Psychology, ontology and Eclecticism in history.
For AI systems, what "exists" is that which can be represented. When the knowledge about a domain is represented in a declarative language, the set of objects that can be represented is called the universe of discourse. We can describe the ontology of a program by defining a set of representational terms. Definitions associate the names of entities in the universe of discourse (e.g. classes, relations, functions or other objects) with human-readable text describing what the names mean, and formal axioms that constrain the interpretation and well-formed use of these terms. Formally, an ontology is the statement of a logical theory.
A set of agents that share the same ontology will be able to communicate about a domain of discourse without necessarily operating on a globally shared theory. We say that an agent commits to an ontology if its observable actions are consistent with the definitions in the ontology. The idea of ontological commitment is based on the Knowledge-Level perspective.