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Marek RosiakCorresponding author

Existential Analysis in Roman Ingarden's Ontology

12/1 - Spring 2007, pages 119-130
Date of online publication: 15 June 2007
Date of publication: 01 June 2007


Ingarden conceives ontology as a philosophia prima, which deals with being as purely possible (it complies with the essentialistic tradition of Duns Scotus and Wolff). It is an intuitive (anschaulich) and a priori analysis of the content of the relevant ideas (rein apriorische Analyse der Ideengehalte). It consists of three parts: existential, formal and material ontology. Existential ontology deals with the possible modes of existence (Seinsweise). Problems of factual existence pertain to metaphysics, which is a separate branch of theoretical philosophy, based on ontology.


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Rosiak, Marek. “Existential Analysis in Roman Ingarden's Ontology.” Forum Philosophicum 12, no. 1 (2007): 119–30. doi:10.35765/forphil.2007.1201.08.


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