- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

Branch of philosophy concerned with the study of what exists, and how things that exist are understood and categorized.

Longer explanation

The main question addressed by ontology is ‘what types of things actually exist?’ And you may be surprised by the debate this generates. You see, there are different ways of knowing (see epistemology), ...

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