Ethnoontology: Ways of world‐building across cultures

  title={Ethnoontology: Ways of world‐building across cultures},
  author={David Ludwig and Daniela Weiskopf},
  journal={Philosophy Compass},
This article outlines a program of ethnoontology that brings together empirical research in the ethnosciences with ontological debates in philosophy. First, we survey empirical evidence from heterogeneous cultural contexts and disciplines. Second, we propose a model of cross‐cultural relations between ontologies beyond a simple divide between universalist and relativist models. Third, we argue for an integrative model of ontology building that synthesizes insights from different fields such as… 

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