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Single Idea 19481

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

Full Idea

Instead of very small things (atoms) combining to produce standard processes (snowstorms), modern physics envisions very small processes (quantum phenomena) combining to produce standard things.

Gist of Idea

Traditionally small things add up to processes, but quantum mechanics reverses this


Johanna Seibt (Process Philosophy [2012], 4 (i))

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.12

A Reaction

Though electrons seem to be distinct things with a fixed set of properties, so this is not a clear point. Where do fields come into it? Beware of citing quantum mechanics in metaphysics!