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Single Idea 12683

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

Full Idea

The category of natural kinds of objects or substances should be regarded simply as a subcategory of the category of the natural kinds of processes.

Gist of Idea

Objects and substances are a subcategory of the natural kinds of processes


Brian Ellis (The Metaphysics of Scientific Realism [2009], 3)

Book Reference

Ellis,Brian: 'The Metaphysics of Scientific Realism' [Acument 2009], p.68

A Reaction

This is a new, and interesting, proposal from Ellis (which will be ignored by the philosophical community, as all new theories coming from elderly philosophers are ignored! Cf Idea 12652). A good knowledge of physics is behind Ellis's claim.

Related Idea

Idea 12652 Concepts have two sides; they are files that face thought, and also face subject-matter [Fodor]