Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Terminology Tuesday: Ontology

Ontology: The study of being. Ontology is often considered to be equivalent to metaphysics, but some thinkers, such as Martin Heideggar, have viewed ontology as a quest to understand the meaning of being, in contrast with metaphysics as inquiry about specific types of entities.1

1. C.Stephen Evans, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002), p. 85.