Definition of ontology in English:
The branch of metaphysics dealing with the nature of being.
- For such reasons as these Heidegger believes that ontology and phenomenology coincide.
- Heidegger interprets such judgements as belonging to general metaphysics or ontology.
- This question, we have seen, is also a central concern in Mead's ontology and epistemology.
- Example sentences
- ‘Ontology’ is a grandiose name for a part of metaphysics: an ontologist attempts to determine what sort of things really exist, what are the fundamental entities of which the world consists.
- We boast of our outlaw status as outsiders or marginals, as guerilla ontologists; why then, do we continually beg for authenticity and validation (either as ‘reward’ or as ‘punishment’) from authority?
- Many ‘ontologists’ are truly re-inventing the wheel - an already-developed thesaurus for their subject matter may be hiding in the stacks of their local university library.
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