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Attempt for Existence Justification

Ontological.city is a community that's fond of debating on philosophy, society, existence, politics, degrowth and other controversial ideas.

We are a mastodon instance for all those times you read the Phenomenology of Spirit and think how did Georg manage to fool everyone that he knows what he's talking about?

Or maybe it's Heidegger Tuesday and you just saw Thus in the next sentence, hoping to finally understand everything: "Thus to work out the question of Being adequately, we must make an entity—the inquirer—transparent in his own Being. The very asking of this question is an entity's mode of Being; and as such it gets its essential character from what is inquired about—namely, Being."

Hmmm, ok, maybe it's time to relax for today. Let's watch some Žižek on YouTube:

"The waiter asks him about hors d'oeuvre, and he responds: No, no, I'm not hors d'oeuvre, I have my job, I can pay for it, and so on, and so on."

Conclusion: there is a need for a place to share all these things. Enter ontological.city.

Code of Conduct

Expected Behaviour

  • Exercise consideration and respect in your tooting and actions.
  • Attempt collaboration before conflict.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behaviour.

Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviours include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in our online community.

Harassment includes: harmful or prejudicial tooting related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; deliberate intimidation; unwelcome sexual attention.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviour from any community member, including those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately.

If a community member engages in unacceptable behaviour, the ontological.city staff may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning.

If You Witness or Are Subject to Unacceptable Behaviour

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behaviour, or have any other concerns, please notify a member of the ontological.city staff as soon as possible. You can find a list of staff members to contact at the bottom of this page.

Addressing Grievances

If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify one of the ontological.city staff members with a concise description of your grievance. Your grievance will be handled in accordance with our existing governing policies.