What does ontopology & epistemology mean........

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by oisleep, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. oisleep

    oisleep Banned Banned

    .....and why are they important

    i've looked them up in the dictionary and i'm not the wiser

  2. bristle-krs

    bristle-krs New Member

    one's all bum doctors, and the other's wee doctors :)
  3. oisleep

    oisleep Banned Banned

    wee as in piss or small ones?
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  4. bristle-krs

    bristle-krs New Member

    piss wee not small wee :)
  5. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    do you mean ontology?

    thats the theory of things and how they are related to and dependent upon, each other.

    epistemology is the study of knowledge, and how we can know true from false
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  6. bristle-krs

    bristle-krs New Member

    frankly, does that sound in the least bit likely?
  7. oisleep

    oisleep Banned Banned

    fuck, can't even spell it :oops:
  8. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    Is the only definition of ontopology I couuld find. I think this geezer's on drugs though and it's really a bum doctor like what bristle said.
  9. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    I know, its late, I'm just in a mood for being silly!

    Ontopology is the theory of how all human inter-relatinships are determined by how bumpy it is round your way.
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  10. nogoodboyo

    nogoodboyo New Member

    I like that one best ^^
  11. bristle-krs

    bristle-krs New Member

    clearly ontopology is the study of sexual positions
  12. Shmu

    Shmu New Member

    Sounds like a study limited to only one sexual position. Perhaps I lack imagination.
  13. MysteryGuest

    MysteryGuest mahdollisesti

    ontopology is study of missionary position shenanigans

    epistemology is what milesy is into
  14. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    more like partners!
  15. bristle-krs

    bristle-krs New Member

  16. Shmu

    Shmu New Member


    Oh, I think I get it now. :D
  17. nogoodboyo

    nogoodboyo New Member


    Nice cowgirl anyway.
  18. oisleep

    oisleep Banned Banned

    fuckin fuckers :mad: :mad:
  19. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

  20. miss giggles

    miss giggles an unknown quantity...

    Bollocks. The one and only time someone asks a question on this bloody forum that I know the answer to, you beat me to it. :(

    <goes back to lurking>
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  21. Red Faction

    Red Faction Allez Les Rouges

    we need more threads with cowgirls on urban!
    maybe this one should be made sticky as a lesson to us all
  22. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade

    Ooooh, I like "ontopology". The study of the essential shapes of the interconnectedness of all things that exist: stretching allowed but no cutting or gluing.

    I have hopes of getting "epimemolgy" into print in the near future...


    Ontology: What exists?

    Epistemology: how do we know - hang on, what do we mean, "know"? Or "mean"?
  23. ICB

    ICB now then

    In information science an ontology is a "specification of one's conceptualization of a knowledge domain", in philosophy ontology is the study of the "origins, essence and meaning of being".

    Epistemology is the study, or development, of theories of knowledge.

    [/boring factual answer]

    WINSTON LEE New Member

    Found this: According to Jacques Derrida - who gives us the wonderful notion of deconstruction, wherein the creator's ideas about his/her art have no consequence and are irrelevant - ontopology fuses notions of being and place.
  25. S☼I

    S☼I Are they supposed to be as sick as you and me?

  26. realitybites

    realitybites Active Member

    I teach it my Art students like this -
    Epistimology is like a detective story the word was popular during the age of Modernism, this was the age of the detective story - Think of it like one person with a magnifying glass following his or her own trail to one truth. Ontology is like a science fiction, it is Post Modernist, with this the reader is more intrested in what happens when two worlds collide, alternative facts meet fiction and turn into something new..
  27. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Don't do that, please.
  28. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    (((art students))) :(

    If you're going to teach it you should at least be able to spell it

    Not to mention that the detective story flourished long before modernism, poe's purloined letter, doyle's sign of four etc
  29. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

    More simple version (incomplete by necessity) from a science angle:

    Ontology is about the real truth of what things are.

    Epistemology is about our models for working that out, and even whether we can really ever “get there”.

    There is conflict in the sense that our models may work for us, even though they are essentially wrong. Such as Newtonian mechanics.
  30. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat for the workers' breakfast


    is one of them the art of bumping 13 year old threads?
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