Process Theories

Crossdisciplinary Studies in Dynamic Categories

  • Johanna Seibt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Analysis of Dynamic Categories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Barbara Heller, Heinrich Herre
      Pages 57-76
    3. Svend Østergaard
      Pages 77-96
    4. Erik Christensen
      Pages 97-117
  3. Applications of Process-Based Theories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Wayne Christensen
      Pages 157-175
    3. Baris Parkan
      Pages 219-235
    4. Wim Christiaens
      Pages 267-283
    5. Claus Emmeche
      Pages 313-336

About this book


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.


cognition cognitive science linguistics ontology robot robotics science

Editors and affiliations

  • Johanna Seibt
    • 1
  1. 1.Philosophy DepartmentUniversity of AarhusAarhusDenmark

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