What is Ontology? - Definition & Examples


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The philosophical concept of ontology is best described as:

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1. The greatest question ontology focuses on is:

2. Which of the following philosophers did NOT have a theory that relates to ontology?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ontology is one of the oldest fields in philosophy, and one that still serves as the focus of much debate and questioning in academic circles today. You can learn more about the characteristics and history of the field of ontology with this lesson and attached assessment. The questions in the assessment will test you on points such as notable philosophers who wrote on ontology and their theories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The basic definition of ontology
  • Questions ontology deals with
  • Philosophers with theories on ontology
  • Plato's concept of dualism
  • Jacob Lorhard's views on ontology

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - check to ensure that you can accurately recall notable philosophers with theories associated with ontology
  • Reading comprehension - test your understanding of theories related to the philosophical field of ontology that you read over in the lesson
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of ontology to identify a major ontological question

Additional Learning

You can learn more about ontology with the corresponding lesson called What is Ontology? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview on ontology in philosophy
  • History of ontology
  • Questions and arguments in ontology
  • Later theories on ontology