The Ontology of the Individual Modalities

  • Ian Verstegen
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Philosophy book series (BRIEFSPHILOSOPH)


After profiling the broad ontological distinctions separating the modalities and their basic distinctions, it is possible to clarify the ontology of the individual modalities. All of the six modalities have a determinate range of independence. Instead of stressing so much what separates the modalities, the following discussion is intended to look within each of them, apply the idea of the self-image and likeness, and integrate Ingardian ideas of ontological in/determinacy. In addition, technical media will be discussed, but only generically, to the degree that broad ontological distinctions can be made.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Verstegen
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  1. 1.Visual StudiesUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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