Ontology Quotes


  • The genius of culture is to create an ontological system so compelling that what is inside and outside of a person are viewed as of a piece, no seams and patches noticable.
    o Richard Shweder, “Cultural psyschology-What is it?” Cultural Psychology (1990)

  • Ontology recapitulates philology.
    o attributed to James Grier Miller by W.V. Quine in “Word and Object”, p.viii (1960)
    o (A reference to the phrase “Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny”, a summary of Recapitulation theory.)

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