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Single Idea 19479

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

Full Idea

On the reductionist view of processes, they are all 'owned' and we identify them by their owner (such as the murder of Caesar), ...but many processes (e.g. tornadoes, lightning bolts, the NY rush hour) lack a proper 'subject' altogether.

Gist of Idea

Reductionists identify processes by their 'owner', but tornadoes etc. are processes without owners


Johanna Seibt (Process Philosophy [2012], 2)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.9

A Reaction

This seems to be a fairly conclusive refutation of the view that processes are just objects changing their properties.