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Ontology

  • By: Pat Arneson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Ontology is the branch of metaphysics that considers the nature of being, the philosophical investigation of being. The term derives from the Greek language: on (being; onta = beings) and logos (study of nature and properties of, logic, or theory). With respect to human ...

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