Couple of questions and thoughts…….
What is an Ontological door? I was looking at the term Ontology..
what is Ontology?The word ontology comes from the two Greek words:
”Onto”= existence, or being real
”Logia”= science or study
The word is used in two setting. The word ontology is used both in a philosophical and non-philosophical context.In philosophy, ontology is the study of what exist, in general.
What are the fundamental parts of the world and how they are related to each other?
Are physical parts more real than immaterial concepts?
Are physical objects such as shoes more real than the concept of walking?
In terms of what exist, what is the relationship between shoes and walking?
Philosophers use the concept of ontology to discuss challenging questions to build theories and model, and to better understand the ontological status of the world.Over time, two major branches of philosophical ontology has developed:
Ontological materialism:From a philosophical perspective, ontological materialism is the belief that material things, such as particle, chemical processes and energy, are more real, for example than the human mind.The belief is that reality exists regardless of human observers.
Ontological idealism:Idealism is the belied that immaterial phenomenon such as the human mind and consciousness, are more real for example than, material things. The belief is that reality is constructed in the mind of the observer.
Ontology in a non-philosophical context:Outside philosophy, ontology is used in a different more narrow meaning.
Here an ontology is a description of what exist specifically within a determined field. For example every part that exist in a specific information system,This includes the relationship and hierarchy between these parts. Unlike the philosopher, these researchers are not primarily interested in discussing if these things are the true essence, core of the system.Nor are they discussing if the parts within the system are more real compared to the processes that take place within the system.Rather they are focused on naming parts and processes and grouping similar ones together into categories.