Tuesday, April 22, 2008
MetaPhysics : Egg of the Platipus
Ontology is one of the favorite tasks in Meta-Physics. It loves to classify the things, define them with some characteristics. It seems to them that the things does have any properties universal and which is thus can be taken up to a certain level of abstraction and estranged.
One of such ontology example was the distinguishing properties between the mamals and the birds. According to the metaphysical ontological expert mammals were not supposed to lay eggs. But Platipus found in Australia created a great problem. Its a mammal that lay eggs.
Anyway I took the example from the dialectical materialism lessons of Maurice Conforth.