Activity, Process, Continuant, Substance, Organism
Wiggins (David)
Source: Wiggins (David) - Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity
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Editors’ Abstract1

  1. (This essay) is a response to John Dupre's suggestion that an ontology of processes will provide a better framework for interpreting science than any ontology of substances. In response, after giving grounds to doubt that an ontology of pure processes can muster the resources to answer the individuative questions presented by the biological sciences themselves, I defend a plural ontology of process, activity, event and continuant.
  2. We are referred to “a manifesto entitled “A Process Ontology for Biology” at Web Link”.

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Originally in Philosophy, vol. 91, 2016, pp. 269-80



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