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Single Idea 15389

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

Full Idea

There are no items in Whitehead's ontology called 'processes'. Rather, the term 'process' refers to the way in which the basic things - which are still events - come into existence and cease to exist. Whitehead called this 'becoming'.

Gist of Idea

In Whitehead 'processes' consist of events beginning and ending


report of Alfred North Whitehead (Process and Reality [1929]) by Peter Simons - Whitehead: process and cosmology 'The mature'

Book Reference

'Routledge Companion to Metaphysics', ed/tr. Le Poidevin/Simons etc [Routledge 2012], p.185