Here’s a philosophical question for ya! What’s the ontological status of relations?
Give it shot.
@deepwithin, If by ‘relation’ you mean contrast, dissimilarity, something of this nature then Heidegger springs to mind. For Heidegger, and his phenomenology, the ‘relation’ is pre-thematic, pre-ontological, and bound to his notion of ‘the nothing’.
@psychonaut, Well, sure. That is one answer to it, Heideggers answer. But what do you discover when you examinate it? :)
In what way does a relation exist? What’s a relations ultimate nature? Is it something in a relation that has its origin in, or concists of, something other than its objects? Do objects without relations exist? So forth, and so on.
@trek79, No, I really don’t.