A Puzzle about Ontology

@article{Hofweber2005APA,
  title={A Puzzle about Ontology},
  author={Thomas Hofweber},
  journal={No{\^u}s},
  year={2005},
  volume={39},
  pages={256-283}
}
  • Thomas Hofweber
  • Published 2005
  • Philosophy
  • Noûs
  • Ontology is the philosophical discipline that tries to find out what there is: what entities make up reality, what is the stuff the world is made from? Thus, ontology is part of metaphysics, and in fact it seems to be about half of all of metaphysics. It tries to establish what (kinds of) things there are, the other half tries to find out what the (general) properties of these things are and what (general) relations they have to each other. Settling questions in ontology would bring with it… CONTINUE READING
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