Ontological Status Of Relations?

 DeepWithin (@deepwithin) 7 years, 10 months ago

Here’s a philosophical question for ya! What’s the ontological status of relations?
Give it shot.

December 11, 2013 at 5:12 pm
Psychonaut (133) (@psychonaut) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@deepwithin, With respect to which tradition? Could you be a little more specific, please?

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Yael Alonso (59) (@YaelAlonso) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

I agree with @psychonaut, the question is vague.

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DeepWithin (120) (@deepwithin) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@yaelalonso, @psychonaut, Well, it is inteded to be so ‘vague’. On a general plane, what do you discover when you put the concept of ‘relations’ or ‘a relation’ through an ontological examination?

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josephm (772) (@josephm) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@deepwithin, an opinion? D:

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Psychonaut (133) (@psychonaut) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@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’.

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Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@deepwithin, You mean Astrology? If the universe really does operate on cycles then Astrology should have some merit to it, but I don’t observe that kind of thing.

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DeepWithin (120) (@deepwithin) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@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.

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DeepWithin (120) (@deepwithin) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@martijn, I would’ve liked to hear your take on this. It’d be much appreciated! :)

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