The crucial difference between metaphysics and epistemology

If someone claims that X exists, where X could be, for instance, unicorns, that person is making an ontological statement, that is a statement about what does or does not exist. Ontology is a branch of the broader field of metaphysics, which is concerned with our understanding of the fundamental nature of reality. Part of that understanding, naturally enough, are statements about what is…




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