Lorhard, Ramus, and Timpler and “The birth of ontology”.

Journal of Knowledge Structures and Systems 3 (2):48-56 (2022)
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Abstract

This review article offers a discussion of some aspects of the historical and conceptual context when the term “ontology” (Lat. ontologia) was first introduced in the scholarly circles of the early 17th century. In particular, Barry Smith's (2022) analysis of the birth of ontology provides a springboard for some further remarks on the author of the work with the first known occurrence of the word “ontologia”, Jacob Lorhard, including an analysis of his relationship with earlier philosophers Petrus Ramus and Clemens Timpler.

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Sara L. Uckelman
Durham University
Peter Øhrstrøm
Aalborg University

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