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Single Idea 18512

[catalogued under 7. Existence / E. Categories / 4. Category Realism]

Full Idea

The task of ontology is to spell out the fundamental categories of being.

Gist of Idea

Ontology aims to give the fundamental categories of being


John Heil (The Universe as We Find It [2012], 02.5)

Book Reference

Heil,John: 'The Universe as We Find It' [OUP 2012], p.25

A Reaction

This is the aspiration of 'pure' metaphysics, which I don't quite believe in. There is too much convention involved, on the one hand, and physics on the other.