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The Event Universe: The Revisionary Metaphysics of Alfred North Whitehead

Leemon B. McHenry


What kinds of things are events? Battles, explosions, accidents, crashes, rock concerts would be typical examples of events and these would be reinforced in the way we speak about the world. Events or actions function linguistically as verbs and adverbs. Philosophers following Aristotle have claimed that events are dependent on substances such as physical objects and persons. But with the advances of modern physics, some philosophers and physicists have argued that events are the basic entities of reality and what we perceive as physical bodies are just very long events spread out in space-tim ... More

Keywords: events, metaphysics, modern physics, ontology, substances, unification, Whitehead

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781474400343
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400343.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leemon B. McHenry, author
Lecturer in Philosophy, California State University