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Natural processes : understanding metaphysics without substance

Author: Andrew M Winters
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer International, 2017.
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In thinking about ontology as the study of being or what fundamentally exists, we can adopt an ontology that either takes substances or processes as primary. There are, however, both commonsense and naturalistic reasons for not fully adopting a substance ontology, which indicate that we ought to suspend judgment with respect to the acceptance of a substance ontology. Doing so allows room to further explore other  Read more...
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WINTERS, ANDREW M.
NATURAL PROCESSES.
[S.l.] : SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PU, 2017
(OCoLC)1000591431
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew M Winters
ISBN: 9783319675701 3319675702
OCLC Number: 1004757920
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Ontological Frameworks 2. A Substance Metaphysics Primer 3. Commonsense Problems with Substance 4. Naturalistic Problems with Substance 5. Attenuated Methodological Naturalism 6. Metaphysics Without Substance 7. Conclusion: The Direction of Process Metaphysics
Responsibility: Andrew M. Winters.

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