An introduction to relational ontology wesley j wildman boston university may 15 2006 there is a lot of talk these days about relational ontology it appears in theology philosophy psychology political theory educational theory and even information science. Relational ontologies are far and away the more common amongst modern philosophers one likely reason for this is that said ontology follows much more naturally from the extensionalistic view of properties tied in with predicate logic the major problem most modern philosophers have with constituent ontologies is that they are allegedly based . Endeavours to think with and alongside what i argue are profoundly relational ontologies and styles of thinking expressed by different indigenous philosophies and lifeways it also poses the question how might relational ontologies open up different ways of understanding and experiencing ourselves of disclosing and relating to the nonhuman of. Relational vs constituent ontologies 393 the relation that a set of possibilia bears to its individual members is certainly not constituency freddy is no doubt in some sense a constituent of the set of all possible pigs constituent is a very flexible word and it is probably flexible
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