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ontologyon‧tol‧o‧gy /ɒnˈtɒlədʒi $ ɑːnˈtɑː-/ noun [uncountable]  RPa subject of study in philosophy that is concerned with the nature of existenceontological /ˌɒntəˈlɒdʒɪkəl◂ $ ˌɑːntəˈlɑː-/ adjective
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ontologyBut Puddephat goes on about hermeneutics and ontology, and the master pretends he understands.As sure as I have tusks, this is ontology on the hoof.In a more limited sense, Piaget, like Hegel, is attempting to transform Kantian ontology into a dialectical movement.But as we can see, he does not just blame Hegel here, for according to Levinas ontology itself is the problem.Faith and credulity, vision and delusion can only be distinguished provided that in case-studies the issue of ontology is kept alive.But this is not a comment on ontology.However, if functionally one is considered an unequal, ontology soon becomes irrelevant.They have returned, in more technical terms, to a serious concern with ontology.
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