This is because "reality is ontically
self-contained" doubles as a definition of reality under which it is idempotent under inclusion (or if one likes, "self-inclusive", with all the bells and whistles required to support this property; Langan, 2017).
There is a remarkable similarity here to Heidegger's notion of Befindlichkeit, which is usually rendered "state of mind" or "affectedness," and which corresponds to what we usually (or "ontically
") understand as moods (Stimmungen).
The distinction is lateral; there is no sense in which one mode of expecting is somehow ontically
distinguished and "above and beyond" or "prior" the other.
Rather it is ontically
distinguished by the fact that, in its very 'Being' that Being is an issue for it.
One version is the kindly regime afforded by what is alive, and especially what is ontically
higher than itself because it is more alive; the other, the modality of destructuration that obtains when the human being is not enabled by such entities to achieve its own realization as subject.
Yet, we must not forget about the ludic element, which Lewis postulated--already at the beginning of his career as a novelist--as being ontically
and philosophically rooted: through Carl Ericson's voice in The trail of the hawk (1915), after the latter hero's travels through New York, Panama, Mexico and Europe, which obviously remind us of Lewis's own travels, the author came to the conclusion that "life's real adventure is not adventuring, but finding the playmate with whom to quest life's meaning" (Lewis 1915: 378).
Indeed, a broadly conceived analysis reveals that language is a heterosemiotic hybrid, partaking as it does of schematized iconicity, indexicality, and symbolicity (in Peirce's sense), a finding confirmed also from a phenomenological angle which encourages a view of language as an ontically
heteronomous construct (Ruthrof 2014, p.
In this field, dates and statistics about the life span of plants, animals, and human beings can be ontically
Storytelling posits an existential link to place that is demonstrated ontically
in genealogies and ontologically in the vital ways in which place figures in Vula'a identity.
Attunement is an ontological structure that manifests itself ontically
Of course, discourse is not purely self-referential, for the copula "is" refers to something outside the text, not ontically
, but ontologically to use the terms Heidegger uses in Being and Time.