<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Wiggins (David) - Activity, Process, Continuant, Substance, Organism (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperSummary_22773.htm">Activity, Process, Continuant, Substance, Organism</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/W/Author_Wiggins (David).htm">Wiggins (David)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Wiggins (David) - Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=200><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperSummary_22773.htm">Paper Summary</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P22773_1">Editors Abstract</A></U><SUB>1</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P22773_1"></A></u><ol type="1"><li>(This essay)<FONT COLOR = "800080"> is a response to <a name="2"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/D/Author_Dupre (John).htm">John Dupre</A>'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 <em>and</em> continuant. </FONT></li><li>We are referred to  <FONT COLOR = "800080">a manifesto entitled  A Process Ontology for Biology at <a name="W5696W"></a><A HREF = "http://thebjps.typepad.com/my-blog/2014/08/a-process-ontology-for-biology-john-dupr%C3%A9.html" TARGET = "_top">Link</A><FONT COLOR = "800080"> . </li></ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>Originally in Philosophy, vol. 91, 2016, pp. 269-80<BR><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P22773_1"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P22773_1"><B>Footnote 1</B></A></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>Taken from <a name="1"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22763.htm">Wiggins (David) - Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity: Introduction</A>".</li></ul> <FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T09:58" pubdate>02/08/2018 09:58:05</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>