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Process Studies

Volume 39, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2010

Duane Voskuil
Pages 285-306
DOI: 10.5840/process201039225

Death and the Dipolar Category of the Ultimate

If the Category of the Ultimate requires every actual entity to be, as Whitehead says, both a processing subject and a superject existing objectively immortal, death of a personally ordered social nexus seems impossible since a personal nexus cannot die unless it has a last member. How that is possible is examined, concluding that actual entities of necessarily existing personal societies always have enough creative power to integrate their physical prehensions into new satisfaction/superjects, but others in contingently existing personal societies inevitably do not.

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