On the principle of evolutionary ontology

On the principle of evolutionary ontology

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15293/2226-3365.1601.07


Šmajs, J., Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.



Evolutionary ontology differs from traditional ontology in the following aspects: 1. subject; 2. means of its interpretation; 3. social role. The abstractly understood natural being is the subject of traditional ontology. The ontically opposing artificial cultural being is, besides the natural being, the subject of evolutionary ontology. This is because its subject consists in the complete terrestrial reality, including the conflict between the Culture and the Nature. Traditional ontology, within the context of the natural being, preferred stability, passivity and reversibility, while evolutionary ontology emphasizes processes, ontical activity and non-reversibility; in compliance with reality it considers natural being to be an activity, to be a process powered by the residual energy of the Big Bang. Traditional ontology has been abstractly academic and individually comfortable; evolutionary ontology, which has revealed the principles of the global environmental crisis, could play a generally philosophical and culturally paradigmatic role.

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Volume: v. 6, no. 1

Extent: p. 78-86

Language: Russian

Type: Journal Article

Other subjects: Evolution, ontology, evolutionary ontology, traditional ontology, nature, nature conservation, culture, value systems

All titles:

"On the principle of evolutionary ontology"

"К сущности эволюционной онтологии"


Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University Bulletin (Journal)


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