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    1 The words ontology and epistemology seem like confusing and broad terms, however, an individual makes ontological assumptions and takes epistemological stances throughout their entire life, usually without realizing such. Ontology is "the study of being. It is concerned with 'what is ', with the nature of existence, with the structure of reality as such" (Crotty 1998). Our assumptions about the nature of being, create our epistemology which is defined as "the theory of knowledge embedded in the theoretical perspective and thereby in the methodology" (Crotty 1998). I personally employ the ontological assumption of relativism. This ontological assumption forms my epistemological stance of constructionism. My ontology and epistemology have…

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    Ontology Vs Epistemology

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    Ontology is a study of being and its general laws. And ontological aspect in social psychology is about beliefs about how social world works, what the main parts of this world are and how these parts work together. It also can be defined as psychological research, people`s attempts to understand the laws of the mind, to check the validity of the existing knowledge in the field of psychology. Epistemology is a philosophical study about the real knowledge and how this true knowledge can be…

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    Reading Response 6 Wanli Wang The main topic of the article is about the “graphic narrative’s relational ontology”. It mainly talks about the “installation art”, the Rut and relations in space and time. Also, it emphasizes the relationship between the reader and the space and time of the work. To specify, when the readers come across the comics, the changes of space and time of the narrative arranged by the author can be realized. Moreover, in terms of the topology of space and time, different…

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    The way we as humans think and behave can be (and has been) traced down to two main ontologies: behaviorism and functionalism. Where behaviorism tends to focus on a being’s reaction to a certain stimulus (the way one would react to a sad movie, for example), functionalism can be defined as the focus on a reaction of the reaction. The consequence of a pain (stimulus) and its relation to other mental states is where functionalists tend to concentrate their theories. “Where the behaviorist hoped…

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    Therefore, a study of Dasein is necessary in order to make progress in fundamental ontology, because if we can explicitly formulate the pre-ontological understanding of being, we will be closer to the meaning of Being. Heidegger puts it like this: “… whenever an ontology takes for its theme entities whose character of Being is other than that of Dasein, it has its own foundation and motivation in Dasein's own ontical structure, in which a pre-ontological understanding of Being is comprised as a…

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    A Summary Of Indigeneity

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    Prominent meta-commentators on “Savage” ontology (Haunani Kay-Trask, Jodi Byrd, Vine Deloria Jr., etc) attribute the cosmological destruction that is presently occurring to the arrival/creation of the Settler. This occurs primarily due to a ontological and cosmological pathology inherent within the Settler. Whereas existence in the Indigenous worldview correlates to a sense of power that is pervades the universe and thus requires balance between oneself and all one’s relations, the Settler…

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    of matter. Therefore, having mental states does not indicate that there is something mental; to deny materialism is to say that there exist non-material entities. One way to deny materialism is to say that mind (or ideas/beliefs) are non-material entities. 2. Functionalism claims that mental contents are functional. The negation of it is to say that mental states are defined introspectively instead of causally/functionally. o NOTE1: Ontology is supposed to be neutral between materialism and…

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    Metaphysics is concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world. Cosmology and ontology are the two traditional branches of metaphysics. Cosmology seeks to understand the origin, evolution, structure, and ultimate fate of the universe at large, as well as the natural laws that keep it in order. Ontology is the investigation into what types of things there are in the world and what relations these things bear to one another. Ontology deals with questions concerning what…

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    massacre and different forms of genocide as natural.” The non-ethics of war justifies the extermination of Vietnamese non-combatants not because it necessarily saw those people as a threat, but rather because it collapsed the distinctions between combatant and non-combatant and placed them within the ontological position of condemned, of the damné. Following the imposition of racial slavery and racial genocide in the age of “discovery,” the (non)subject position of Black and Indigenous bodies…

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    Saint Anslem was a Catholic philosopher who wrote a proof through deduction for the existence of the Christian God. Ontology is the study of what there is, more specifically in this case, the entities that exist and the logic encompassing such thought. Therefore, an ontological argument is an argument that appeals to a being or an essence of a thing. Often, ontological arguments are unclear as to what the answer, or even, question is exactly; thus leaving the arguments open to thought,…

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