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    Epistemological Foundations

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    Please help me understand ontology, axiology, epistemology, and methodology. I also need to understand how these relate to phenomenology and hermeneutics.

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    Ontology is essentially the physical and or metaphysical scientific study and analysis of what can constitutes reality and or being. This relates to phenomenology due to the fact that phenomenology is concerned with an individual's subjective observervations and or experience of reality, based upon their level of consciousness or awareness, and their interpretation of this awareness and or subjective observations. Ontology relates to hermeneutics due to the fact that the manner in which an individual ...