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Parmenides was among the first to propose an ontological characterization of the fundamental nature of reality.

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 deals with questions concerning what entities 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. Although ontology as a philosophical enterprise is highly theoretical, it also has practical application in information science and technology, such as ontology engineering.


Ontology sections
Intro   Overview    History    Other ontological topics    Prominent ontologists    See also    References    External links   

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Parmenides was among the first to propose an ontological characterization of the fundamental nature of reality.

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 deals with questions concerning what entities 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. Although ontology as a philosophical enterprise is highly theoretical, it also has practical application in information science and technology, such as ontology engineering.


Ontology sections
Intro   Overview    History    Other ontological topics    Prominent ontologists    See also    References    External links   

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Overview
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