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Object-oriented language for an inference system with a Lisp-like appearance, but based on set theory.

["Ontic: A Knowledge Representation System for Mathematics", D.A. McAllester, MIT Press 1989].
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Donnelly defends the Son's violence by arguing that "Milton's insistence upon the ontic priority of peaceful difference does not entail pacifism" (132).
Lest there is any hesitation at the notion of ontic superiority, consider the question: Is God superior to creation?
The latter limit is represented by various discourse strategies used to create fictional worlds, equally revealing the character's or narrator's options in relation to ontic elements.
Many physicists and philosophers have claimed that a consistent ontic interpretation of quantum mechanics is impossible.
But, as we have noted, these ontic modes are structured by social parameters.
In Middle Passage slavery can be thought of as an ontic wound, and all moral judgment is sublated because of a general deconstruction of values in the face of the universal condition of man.
As a worker in the vineyard of modern British literature, Mallon, when an assistant professor at Vassar, found himself faced with the daunting task of reviewing a book on Joseph Conrad packed to the gills with jaw-breaking sentences about "ontic vacancy" and "multiplicative inverses." What to do?
Hence the familiar singular-plural distinction does not apply when it comes to the ontological investigation of Da-sein, but neither do the ordinary (empirical, ontic) expressions "'life' and 'human being"' (43e/46g), as we shall see.
Her main intellectual heroes are Lockwood and his distinction between social and systems integration, and Bhaskar's social realism when it comes to asserting the causal force and independent ontic status of structures.
Panikkar's "ontic" approach that seeks to evolve a position by which the centrality of Christ might still be affirmed, but not purely on Christian terms.
Transignification was not sufficient to explain the Real Presence, the pope wrote, for the consecrated elements bear not only a new meaning (transignification) but also a new substantial, or ontic, reality as well (transubstantiation).
Thus a reader with misgivings that the sophisticated treatment of these texts in terms of the ontic and ontologic interests of Western phenomenology might serve to alienate them, will find plenty of local lore offered to support the sophisticated readings.