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on·tol·o·gy

 (ŏn-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of metaphysics that deals with the nature of being.

on·tol′o·gist n.

ontology

(ɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (Philosophy) philosophy the branch of metaphysics that deals with the nature of being
2. (Logic) logic the set of entities presupposed by a theory
ˌontoˈlogical adj
ˌontoˈlogically adv

on•tol•o•gy

(ɒnˈtɒl ə dʒi)

n.
1. the branch of metaphysics that studies the nature of existence or being as such.
2. (loosely) metaphysics.
[1715–25; < New Latin ontologia. See onto-, -logy]
on•to•log•i•cal (ˌɒn tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) on`to•log′ic, adj.
on•tol′o•gist, n.

ontology

, phenomenology - Ontology is the branch of metaphysics concerned with the nature or essence of being or existence, the opposite of phenomenology, the science of phenomena.
See also related terms for phenomena.

ontology

philosophical inquiry into the nature of being itself, a branch of metaphysics. — ontologist, n.ontologie, ontological, ontologistic, adj.
See also: Philosophy

ontology

The branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of being.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ontology - (computer science) a rigorous and exhaustive organization of some knowledge domain that is usually hierarchical and contains all the relevant entities and their relations
organization, arrangement, organisation, system - an organized structure for arranging or classifying; "he changed the arrangement of the topics"; "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original"; "he tried to understand their system of classification"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
2.ontology - the metaphysical study of the nature of being and existence
metaphysics - the philosophical study of being and knowing
Translations
ontologie
ontologija
ontologi

ontology

[ɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ] Nontología f

ontology

[ɒnˈtɒlədʒi] nontologie f

ontology

nOntologie f

ontology

[ɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ] n (Philosophy) → ontologia
References in classic literature ?
Positive science deals only with phenomena, yet you are foolish enough to strive to be ontologists and to deal with noumena.
In my collaboration with ontologists to build cognitive ontologies we have had to make many decisions regarding which cognitive terms generalize across different domains and which terms do not.
Object-oriented ontologists often dismiss the literary way of knowing things as a form of obfuscatory humanism.
All object-oriented ontologists denounce human privilege over non-human entities.
With such venerable ontologists, the stage is set for a three-act opera seria with one rather rowdy intermezzo, where Kant will engage in bourgeois risk-free skirmishes with ancient, modern, and even post-modern sceptical buffoons.
Maurice Merleau-Ponty's (1968) refusal to see the object as something given only to the subject--and his concomitant assertion that as the subject gazes at the object, the object gazes back--remains the starting point for many contemporary object-oriented ontologists who attempt to understand the object apart from the hegemony of human subjectivity and intentionality.
But in truth we all are ontologists in our daily practices; we all regularly successfully navigate the social world.
Thorne C (2013) To the political ontologists. In: Johnson J (ed.) Dark Trajectories: Politics of the Outside.
Among my colleagues it is a question frequently broached (and not unacknowledged by her) whether faithful theologians can in fact be uncompromised ontologists. At any rate, in the grand--originally pagan--metaphysical tradition, radical individuality is eclipsed by prior commonality: essence (transcendent Being) precedes existence (being here and now).
Philosopher Edward Craig's assessment of the status of quantum logic in the "Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy" shows it is viewed differently by members of three camps: neoclassicists, quantum ontologists, and quantum logicians.
There's really no need to overturn the concept of relation in the cursory manner of the object-oriented ontologists, because there's already plenty in the history of philosophy since Aristotle to instruct us that relation is not always human or correlational, reciprocal, or even fixed or permanent, or anything more than a "moment" of relating that's always vanishing by dint of becoming and decay.
This love for montage is thus at odds with Godard's alleged fellow ontologists, Bazin and Krakauer, who in fact were notoriously suspicious of it.

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