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Process Studies

Volume 46, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2017

Joseph Bracken
Pages 270-284
DOI: 10.5840/process201746213

Actual Entity and Actual Occasion
Are these Terms Interchangeable or Quite Different?

In this article I argue against the claim that "actual entity" and "actual occasion" are synonymous in Whitehead. My examination of these terms will help to illuminate the role of "society" in Whitehead's philosophy and to prepare the way for a fruitful comparison of process thought and contemporary systems theory in the sciences.

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