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Ontology is the study of the nature of being, existence or reality as such, as well as the basic categories of being and their relations.

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the conformity of a given remark or doctrine to a prior ontological standard. We look to bound variables in connection with ontology not in order to know what there is, but in order to know what a … saw the need of abstract objects because of the success and truth of science; but he didn't want an 'extravagant' or 'inflated' ontology. Because he was able to reduce mathematics to set theory, he …
answered Apr 30 '18 by Eli Bashwinger
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be done with it. On a side note, why did Russell's contemporary's find negative facts so repugnant? What was their motivation from ridding them from their ontology? …
asked Oct 29 '17 by Eli Bashwinger
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From what I gather, for realists who are especially fond of a good old-fashioned Mathematical Platonism incorporated in their ontology, there seem to be two ways of getting at it. The first seems to …
asked Nov 9 '17 by Eli Bashwinger
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now I am not so sure. What does it mean? I suspect it has something to do with truthmaking (but I am wary of truthmaking after having read Trenton Merricks' book Truth and Ontology). But when people …
asked Apr 10 by Eli Bashwinger