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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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Ontology/Boer: ontological principle:
(P1) Everything is either an individual, a proposition, a state, an event, a property or a relation.
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Camp: Ontology/Quine: liberal actualist with nominalistic sympathies: there can be more than just concrete individuals, but only individuals - no relations, properties, propositions.

Boer I
Steven E. Boer
Thought-Contents: On the Ontology of Belief and the Semantics of Belief Attribution (Philosophical Studies Series) New York 2010

Boer II
Steven E. Boer
Knowing Who Cambridge 1986


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-25