Like Lewis, such economists can be termed social ontologists
because they believe in an objective, rational reality "both as a logical starting point and as a criterion of validity" (Kauder, 1958, qtd.
reaches Brownson's Catholic years, he excels in showing how Brownson's fascination with Vincenzo Gioberti and the ontologists
fits with his larger concern for apologetics and communion.
He argues that Brownson developed "his own synthetic theological and philosophical position" in an effort to avoid the excessive subjectivism he saw in Kant and the overconfident objectivism of ontologists
The Jonangpas : A School of Buddhist Ontologists
according to the `Grub mTha' Shel Gyi Melong.
It thus looks as if the precise ontologists
are to the comprehensives as countable being is to epistemology or psychology, for the formula "to be is to be body" really means "to be is to be touchable," and "to be is to be an idea" really means "to be is to be intelligible.