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Examples of Ontological Standards?

Yohanan

9 day(s) ago

According to Quine, our ontological commitments presupposes a 'prior ontological standard' when determining what might be relevant and/or adequate to a given ontology (conceptual apparatus or study of the very beings in question).

Given his ontological commitments, Quine claimed for example, that "To be is to be a value of a bound variable".

Contrast this with Berkley's idealism, which urged "esse is percipi (to be is to be perceived)".

Kant's reversal of Plato went on to argue that 'to be is to be conceived' (whereas Plato might have urged 'to be is be idealized', or exalted to an ideal object of perfection).

So my question is: what are other examples of ontological standards throughout history and across philosophical disciples or continents?

Any feedback welcome.

Wendy

9 day(s) ago

C-

Vasubandhu

9 day(s) ago

Mind body: Two-Be or not two-be.

Aristo

9 day(s) ago

To be is to be active or to be grounded in a thing's activity.

Leibniz

Godfrey

9 day(s) ago

C-

Wendy

Harvey?

Giles

9 day(s) ago

Contemporary idpol: to exist is to have one's identity socially validated.

Ibn

9 day(s) ago

To be is to be causally efficacious.

S. Alexander (& J. Kim)

Leucippus

6 day(s) ago

to be is to be fundamental i.e. not grounded by anything else- schaffer

Peggy

6 day(s) ago

(bumping to combat threat necroing)

Jerry

I'm surprised that they're haven't been more responses. Maybe many of us take our ontological commitments as given.

Jean-Baptiste

6 day(s) ago

I'm surprised that they're haven't been more responses. Maybe many of us take our ontological commitments as given.

Peggy

Meanwhile, nearly everyone simply abandons their antological commitments altogether! Simply shameful :(

Aenesidemus

5 day(s) ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNZOhpM0bhk

Georg

4 day(s) ago

And it kind of hurt how silly it



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