10 Facts About Ontology


Ontology is closely associated with Aristotle's question of 'being qua being': the question of what all entities in the widest sense have in common.

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Ontology holds that on the most fundamental level there exists only one thing: the world as a whole.

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Ontology asserts that reality is made up of four levels: the inanimate, the biological, the psychological and the spiritual.

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Ontology is increasingly seen as a separate domain of philosophy in the modern period.

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Ontology refers to this substance as "God or Nature", emphasizing both his pantheism and his naturalism.

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Ontology sees it as a part of metaphysics besides cosmology, psychology and natural theology.

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Ontology is interested in being at large, not just in actual being.

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Ontology's goal is to retrieve the original experience of being present in the early Greek thought that was covered up by later philosophers.

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Ontology interprets ontology as Aristotle's science of being qua being: the science of the most general characteristics of entities, usually referred to as categories, and the relations between them.

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Ontology suggested that, if the greatest possible being exists in the mind, it must exist in reality.

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