Discussion in 'education & employment' started by oisleep, Oct 17, 2005.
.....and why are they important
i've looked them up in the dictionary and i'm not the wiser
one's all bum doctors, and the other's wee doctors
wee as in piss or small ones?
piss wee not small wee
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
frankly, does that sound in the least bit likely?
fuck, can't even spell it
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.
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.
I like that one best ^^
clearly ontopology is the study of sexual positions
Sounds like a study limited to only one sexual position. Perhaps I lack imagination.
ontopology is study of missionary position shenanigans
epistemology is what milesy is into
more like partners!
Oh, I think I get it now.
Nice cowgirl anyway.
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>
we need more threads with cowgirls on urban!
maybe this one should be made sticky as a lesson to us all
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"?
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.
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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.
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..
Don't do that, please.
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
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.
is one of them the art of bumping 13 year old threads?
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