from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A scholar or theorist of ontology, or an adherent of a particular ontological doctrine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who is versed in or treats of ontology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is versed in ontology; one who studies ontology.


ontology +‎ -ist. (Wiktionary)


  • A more boring possibility: 'ontologist' is a recognized specialization within that queen of sciences, library science.

    Being and Foolishness

  • In The New York Times Book Review, the British pale-ontologist Simon Conway Morris threw down the gauntlet: he accused Wright "of a failure of nerve."

    More on Robert Wright's The Evolution of God

  • An ontologist might treat the same sort of ailments a psychiatrist would treat, but maybe rejects the latter's unquestioned belief in such a thing as a psyche.

    Being and Foolishness

  • Anton Marty (October 18, 1847-October 1, 1914) was a philosopher of language, psychologist, and ontologist.

    Anton Marty

  • Instead, check out these new gigs: ontologist, webmistress, cool hunter, or vlogger.

    DigitalMindset List 2007

  • Put an other way I'm not sure Derrida ignores Heidegger the ontologist in either the Being and Time form or the the form after the Kehr - indeed the later Heidegger is arguably much closer to Derrida with his meditations on language


  • Though jazz is not necessarily improvisational, and very few jazz performances lack any sort of prior compositional process, the centrality of improvisation to jazz presents a challenge to the musical ontologist.

    The Philosophy of Music

  • A nonconstituent ontologist like Plantinga may be represented as arguing by Modus Ponens: If God exemplifies his nature, then he is distinct from it; God exemplifies his nature; ergo, God is distinct from his nature, and DDS is false.

    Divine Simplicity

  • But the nonconstituent ontologist is within his epistemic rights in switching to Modus Tollens: If God exemplifies his nature, then he is distinct from it;

    Divine Simplicity

  • Of course, the result doesn't look very traditional; he translates it into his own system he is both an occasionalist and an ontologist.

    Descartes and Malebranche on the Image of God

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