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ontologism

Philosophy. the doctrine that the human intellect has as its proper object the knowledge of God, that this knowledge is immediate and intu-itive, and that all other knowledge must be built on this base. — ontologist, n.ontologistic, adj.
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However, he came into conflict with a few of his Catholic colleagues, too, owing to his "ultraisms" (his ferocious anti-Protestantism, his vision on exclusive salvation, his views on American nativism, his "liberal Catholicism," his ontologism, etc.), although, both as a Protestant and as a Catholic, he used to periodically change his point of view (hence the multi-faceted dimensions of his thought), depending on the evolution of religious criticism and events in the socio-political arena.
The closest he comes to genuinely explaining the difference between his 'good' ontologism and the 'bad' ontologism of those he critiques comes near the end of the book, where he espouses what might be called a strongly qualified Darwinianism, one where "the chasm dividing unnatural humanity from natural animality is ...
With respect to this point, Badredine Arfi (2012, 191-192, 202) fruitfully considers whether or not one might be able to generate a social theory that moves from the anchorage of an ontologism of principles of being to the possibility of being in an ontologicality, which one must presuppose before discoursing on the ontology of anything.
For this problematics, the three oppositions discussed by Bakhtin are important: ontologism vs gnoseologism, (4) ialogism vs monologism, and polyphony vs homophony.
Not a striving towards God, but a being in God is the essence of this ontologism....
Martin, S.J., who taught at the seminary of Vals in the Jesuit province of Lyon, were proscribed because they were tainted with "ontologism." Jean-Pierre Gury, S,J., was the author of a widely used manual of moral theology.
On the contrary, he refuses all ontologism conceiving the subject and object of knowledge as two realities in themselves, assuming that none of them 'are things, but functions of knowledge'.
Heidegger's Kehre was, in my anti-French view of the later Heidegger, a betrayal of his incisive and illuminating "existential analytic" of human existence in Being and Time for the sake of a transhuman ontologism that generated some of the most obscure and idioscynratic language in the history of Western philosophy.
For the purposes of this introduction we can put aside the complex and highly charged issues of ontologism and occasionalism.
Gerald McCool noted that Rosmini's thought is strikingly similar to that of Bonaventure and is at a significant remove from the ontologism characteristic of a thinker like Vincenzo Gioberti, a philosopher with whom Rosmini was frequently lumped in theological manuals.

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