Ontology that matters: Binding relations


In this paper I defend an 'ontology of binding relations' entailed in a critical examination of the concept of ‘being’ based on a new perspective of the human organism (though not exclusively) conceived as a Space-Time-Event-Motion (STEM) entity or containment-field of being. As such the paper serves to defend the viability of ontology by way of revising how we ought to engage in ontological thinking. Central to this analysis is to demonstrate what explanations can be deduced by examining what otherwise have remained disparate ontological categories such to enable a new view of two major metaphysical problems: the ‘problem of identity and persistence’ and associated ‘problem of composition’. As a result of this examination a candidate coupling formulation emerges to serve as a principle of individuation. Part of this analysis is to examine the nature of substance, the concept of energy, and to establish what is required to situate energy as one kind of primary substance.

Naimo, J. (2010). Ontology that matters: Binding relations. In P. Hanna (ed.), An anthology of philosophical studies, Vol. 5. (pp.261-272). Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Education and Research.


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