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Ontology: is the set of material or immaterial objects, of which a theory assumes that it can make statements about them. According to classical logic, an existence assumption must be assumed. In other fields of knowledge, the question of whether relations really exist or are merely mental constructs, is not always regarded as decisive as long as one can work with them. Immaterial objects are e.g. linguistic structures in linguistics. See also existence, mathematical entities, theoretical entities, theoretical terms, reality, metaphysics, semantic web.
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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Michael Esfeld on Ontology - Dictionary of Arguments

I 188
Ontology/Esfeld: things and events are placeholders for the first of the ontology, whatever it may be.
>Placeholder
, >Proxy, >Reality, >Actuality, >World, >Existence,
>Being.
I 323
Ontology/quantum mechanics/quantum holism/Esfeld: it is reasonable to assume that the global quantum state of the world has no natural division into individual quantum systems. Hence, it is not justified to assume that the world is composed of individual quantum systems.
>Quantum mechanics.

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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Es I
M. Esfeld
Holismus Frankfurt/M 2002


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