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Process Theories : Crossdisciplinary Studies in Dynamic Categories - Johanna Seibt

Process Theories

Crossdisciplinary Studies in Dynamic Categories

By: Johanna Seibt (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st January 2004
ISBN: 9781402017513
Number Of Pages: 336

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Processes constitute the world of human experience - from nature to cognition to social reality. Yet our philosophical and scientific theories of nature and experience have traditionally prioritized concepts for static objects and structures. The essays collected here call for a review of the role of dynamic categories in the language of theories. They present old and new descriptive tools for the modelling of dynamic domains, and argue for the merits of process-based explanations in ontology, cognitive science, semiotics, linguistics, philosophy of mind, robotics, theoretical biology, music theory, and philosophy of chemistry and physics. The collection is of interest to professional researchers in any of these fields; it establishes - for the very first time - crossdisciplinary contact among recent process-based research movements and might witness a conceptual paradigm shift in the making.

Introduction
Analysis of Dynamic Categories
Aristotle's Distinction between Change and Activity
Free Process Theory Towards a Typology of Occurrings
Ontological Categories in GOL
The Conceptualization of Processes
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ISBN: 9781402017513
ISBN-10: 1402017510
Series: Studies in Philosophy and Religion
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 31st January 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.51