from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to ontology.
- adj. Of or relating to essence or the nature of being.
- adj. Of or relating to the argument for the existence of God holding that the existence of the concept of God entails the existence of God.
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- adj. Of, or relating to, ontology.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to ontology.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to ontology; of the nature of ontology; metaphysical.
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- adj. of or relating to ontology
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Because Down syndrome is determined at conception and leaves its imprint in every cell of the person's body, it raises what philosophers call ontological questions.
Others still could be said to go a step further, basing their faith in ontological arguments for the a priori truth of God’s existence.
Like the "Arab Spring", it is led by young people who have lost what sociologist Anthony Giddens calls "ontological security" -- the mental stability that depends on a sense of continuity of the world and the future.
We now know quite a bit about the human mind, how it constrains our imaginations by forcing information into boxes called ontological categories, and what kinds of cognitive errors (including projection) it is prone to.
We now know quite a bit about the human mind, how it constrains our imaginations by forcing information into boxes called ontological categories, and what kinds of cognitive errors including projection it is prone to.
Iago expresses his philosophy in what Harold Bloom has referred to as the ontological negation, "I am not what I am."
Once we clear the mind of the idea of ontological blemishes, however, we can begin to look at things pragmatically.
He argues that we should look again at the notion of ontological change that occurs at ordination: priests are made different, while at the same time eschewing applications that make it elitist and exclusive.
At this point, the idea of ontological difference comes at play as a form of veiling and unveiling something about the beings that are in the world.
Versions of the Fregean argument are sometimes stated in terms of the notion of ontological commitment.