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[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 1. Ontologies]

Full Idea

The word 'ontology' is derived from the Greek word 'ontia', which means 'things which exist'.


Ontology is perhaps the main branch of traditional (and much modern) metaphysics

Gist of Idea

'Ontology' means 'study of things which exist'


Keith T. Maslin (Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind [2001], 1.1)

Book Reference

Maslin,Keith: 'An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind' [Polity 2001], p.3