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  • adjective Of or relating to essence or the nature of being; ontological.

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  • adjective Ontological.
  • adjective Whatever pertains to being generally, as opposed some theory of it (which would be ontology).
  • adjective The intransitive objects of some specific, historically determinate, scientific investigation.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek ὄν (ōn, "being’, ‘existing’, ‘essence") +‎ -ic.

Examples

  • For example, Husserl will have us strip away our pregiven assumptions, ending in ontic meaning.

    Aiguy's Computer

  • And in his recent writings, as the actual--or, in his Heideggerian terminology, the "ontic"--possibility of revolution recedes, its "ontological" importance has increased.

    enowning

  • And in his recent writings, as the actual--or, in his Heideggerian terminology, the "ontic"--possibility of revolution recedes, its "ontological" importance has increased.

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  • Heidegger explicates the concepts of "ontic" and "ontological" through a consideration of science in section 3 of Being and Time.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • For Heidegger, the ordinary busy-work of puzzle-solving in mathematics is called "ontic" inquiry, whereas deeper questions about the very nature of the subject matter of this domain are called "ontological."

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • In the end, Weber's ethical project is not about formal analysis of moral maxims, nor is it about substantive virtues that reflect some kind of ontic telos.

    Asthmatic

  • For Heidegger, the ordinary busy-work of puzzle-solving in mathematics is called "ontic" inquiry, whereas deeper questions about the very nature of the subject matter of this domain are called "ontological."

    enowning

  • Heidegger explicates the concepts of "ontic" and "ontological" through a consideration of science in section 3 of Being and Time.

    enowning

  • All this talk about "ontic" and "espistemic" is interesting, but are we forgetting there is an underlying reality being spoken of here?

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  • You Said - All this talk about "ontic" and "espistemic" is interesting, but are we forgetting there is an underlying reality being spoken of here?

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  • ontic

    /ontik/

    • adjective Philosophy relating to entities and the facts about them.

    — ORIGIN from Greek on ‘being’.

    - The Compact Oxford English Dictionary

    August 24, 2009

  • /ˈɒntɪk/

    August 24, 2009