- the branch of metaphysics that studies the nature of existence or being as such.
- (loosely) metaphysics.
Origin of ontology
Related Words for ontologysystem, thought, outlook, theory, viewpoint, thinking, idea, wisdom, ideology, attitude, truth, doctrine, logic, tenet, reasoning, view, conception, axiom, reason, values
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Contemporary Examples of ontology
But on the relative plane, Zen is this-worldly and does not deny ethics, or ontology for that matter.The Shocking Scandal at the Heart of American Zen
November 14, 2013
Historical Examples of ontology
Eudæmonics, as an art, corresponds to the science 'ontology.'The English Utilitarians, Volume I.
Between the ontology of Parmenides and that of Hegel what a step there is!Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2)
John Addington Symonds
Ontology is the most comprehensive among all the objective sciences.
This is the statement of the Maxim as a formula of Ontology.
Associated words: ontology, metaphysics, ontological, ontologist.Putnam's Word Book
Louis A. Flemming
- philosophy the branch of metaphysics that deals with the nature of being
- logic the set of entities presupposed by a theory