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A lehetőség mint logikai és ontológiai kategória
Possibility as Logical and Ontological Category

Author(s): Dániel Schmidt
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Erdélyi Múzeum-Egyesület
Keywords: possibility; logical and ontological category

Summary/Abstract: In my work I deal with the topic „possibility as a logical and ontological category”. My approach on this subject may be considered somewhat unusual, as it is not guided by the classical question referring on logical or ontological status of possibility, which appears to be a search without stake. Traditionally according to Hartmann we could make a distinction between sentencing and modes of being, or reject together with Heidegger the categorial approach of possibility. The other way therefore and the actual purpose of this paper is fi rst to examine the effects of discrepancies and breaks in the history of discussed problems, which discrepancies are the ultimately sources of meaning without a true-ontological thinking is not possible. So I tried to explore the ontological possibility in their aporetical meaning, even in a state of becoming, in which its current highly obvious use is not fi rmly established yet. During of a historical terminological prosecution of an ontological concept is recommended to take into account some of the most important conceptual impulses, like in this case the Megarian thesis. If the whole problem will be investigated as existential aporia, then it seems that fundamental ontology and hermeneutics succeed to formulate a practical-hermeneutic attitude and such a universal guideline by which the ontological possibility can be detected in its factual reality. However, confrontation with the history of this issue remains a necessary requirement for understanding of existential possibilities.

  • Issue Year: LXXII/2010
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 80-102
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Hungarian