Ontology is the philosophical study of the nature of being, becoming, existence, or reality, as well as the basic categories of being and their relations. Traditionally listed as a part of the major branch of philosophy known as metaphysics, ontology often deals with questions concerning what entities[disambiguation needed] exist or may be said to exist and how such entities may be grouped, related within a hierarchy, and subdivided according to similarities and differences. A very simple definition of ontology is that it is the examination of what is meant, in context, by the word 'thing'.
This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.
Pages in category "Ontology"
The following 150 pages are in this category, out of 150 total. This list may not reflect recent changes.
- Identity (philosophy)
- Identity of indiscernibles
- Immediacy (philosophy)
- Implicate and explicate order
- Information Coding Classification
- Internal–external distinction
- Intrinsic and extrinsic properties (philosophy)
- Intrinsic and extrinsic properties
- Paradigm classification
- Paradox of fiction
- Philosophy of space and time
- Physical object
- Plane of immanence
- Point of view (philosophy)
- Polar semiotics
- Political ontology
- Porphyrian tree
- Potentiality and actuality
- Predication (philosophy)
- Principle of sufficient reason
- Problem of universals
- Process philosophy
- Property (philosophy)