Definition of ontologism
1 : a philosophical method that analyzes reality on ontological principles (as from a consideration of the categories)
2 : a theory in philosophy: the order of intellectual apprehension follows the order of real being and knowledge of God is immediate and intuitive
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Origin and Etymology of ontologism
International Scientific Vocabulary ontology + -ism
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