For me, epistemology is at the foundation. Whatever I perceive, regarding metaphysics or ontology is itself an epistemic exercise. One may argue that the priority of metaphysics is higher, but one cannot deny that the method of arriving at any sort of metaphysical conclusion is pre-emptive. I often speak of the interrogative “why” and its importance, but “why” informs “how” and “how” enables “what.” “Why” is the lever that allows me to develop a “how to,” and the applied “how to” leads to a “what is.” There is a very specific relationship between these three interrogatives. They form a central triad for inquiry.