Ontology

Ontology


In the 1st a part of the booklet, Dale Jacquette explores questions of natural philosophical ontology: what's intended through the concept that of being, why does anything exist instead of not anything, and why there's just one logically contingent real global. the writer argues that common sense offers the single attainable solutions to those basic difficulties of natural ontology. within the moment a part of the ebook Jacquette examines problems with utilized medical ontology and offers a severe survey of a few of the main influential conventional ontologies, similar to the excellence among visual appeal and truth and the types of substance and transcendence. The ontology of actual entities - area, time, topic, and causation - are tested in addition to the ontology of summary entities - units, numbers, houses, family members, and propositions. The particular difficulties posed by means of the subjectivity of brain and of God also are explored. The e-book concludes with a bankruptcy at the ontology of tradition, language, and art.

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