Ten years have passed and I still haven’t really grasped the meaning of the word
“ontological”, specially when it’s used to refer to: 2. Of or relating to essence or the nature of being. “Essence of being” really doesn’t coalesce into a meaningful phrase for me. I just looked up “ontological” on an online dictionary for the umpteenth time, because I can never remember what it means, and Jeez, nothing like social scientists to love to insert it everywhere. “Ontological” is highly meaningless to me and the little that it does make sense to me indicates that I already start to find “ontological” an obnoxious concept.