Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Ontological dependency: ontological dependency exists between objects, if the one object cannot exist without the other existing, e.g. a house roof cannot exist without a house, but a tank without filling. In the course of time it can be argued that later stages of development depend ontologically on earlier stages. See also qua objects, dependency, mereology.

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.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Esfeld, Michael Ontological Dependence   Esfeld, Michael
Simons, Peter Ontological Dependence   Simons, Peter

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-10-19