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Friday, July 07, 2006

Ontology Dharma: Answers to Questions

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Do said...

Ontology. first i thought it relates to birds, but Wikipedia corrected me here, explained that Ontology is "the study of being or existence" and started the entry on the issue with "some basic questions":

What is existence?

Is existence a property?

Why does anything exist rather than nothing?

What constitutes the identity of an object?

What is a physical object?

What features are the essential, as opposed to merely accidental, attributes of a given object?

Can one give an account of what it means to say that a physical object exists?

What are an object's properties or relations and how are they related to the object itself?

When does an object go out of existence, as opposed to merely changing?

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at least one answer was easy to find via google: the science of birds - it's Ornithology