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Original scientific paper

Ontological Pluralism and Ontological Category

Ataollah Hashemi ; Department of Philosophy, St. Louis University, USA
Davood Hosseini ; Department of Philosophy and Logic, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

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Ontological pluralism is the view that there are different ways of being. Historically, ways of being are aligned with the ontological categories. This paper is about to investigate why there is such a connection, and how it should be understood. Ontological pluralism suffers from an objection, according to which ontological pluralism collapses into ontological monism, i.e., there is only one way to be. Admitting to ontological categories can save ontological pluralism from this objection if ways of being ground ontological categories.


ontological pluralism; ontological category; ways of being; fundamentality.

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