Category of being

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In metaphysics (in particular, ontology), the different kinds or ways of being are called categories of being or simply categories. To investigate the categories of being is to determine the most fundamental and the broadest classes of entities. A distinction between such categories, in making the categories or applying them, is called an ontological distinction.

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Categorical distinctions

The common or dominant ways to view categories as of the end of the 20th century.

Any of these ways can be criticized for...

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