Single Idea 22626

[catalogued under 7. Existence / B. Change in Existence / 2. Processes]

Full Idea

Process philosophy diametrically opposes the view that denies processes or downgrades them in the order of being or of understanding by subordinating them to substantial things.

Gist of Idea

Process philosophy insists that processes are not inferior in being to substances


Nicholas Rescher (Process Metaphysics [1996]), quoted by R.D. Ingthorsson - A Powerful Particulars View of Causation 7

Book Reference

'Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time', ed/tr. Callender,Craig [OUP 2013], p.106

A Reaction

[No page cited - nr start?] Ingthorsson quotes this in order to challenge it, and says that substances are also processes, because change is essential to them.

Related Idea

Idea 22627 Compound objects are processes, insofar as change is essential to them [Ingthorsson]