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The Nature of Evolutionary Ontology

(Original title: K podstatě evoluční ontologie)
Filozofia, 64 (2009), 4, 324-338.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Czech

The traditional conception of ontology as a theory of being included an unexpressed belief of that time, namely that an ontologically oriented philosophy has to be concerned either with the nonhuman being of nature, or with the human one conceived experientially. The critical ontology of Nicolai Hartmann came close to the evolutionary ontological conception in that it has incorporated the person in the reality and underlined the meanings of the course of events, time and multidimensionality of being. However, the subject in all traditional ontologies (including that of Hartmann) has been reduced, i.e. its structure has been conceived inadequately. They have ignored the different ontic kind of reality, namely the human cultural being, which followed the birth of human beings on the planet Earth.


Evolutionary ontology, Nature, Culture, Orderliness, Information

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