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Acting-arrangement Ontology Introduced

PEMBERTON, JOHN,MICHAEL (2023) Acting-arrangement Ontology Introduced. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

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In this thesis I begin the task of setting out and arguing for an account of the ontology of the world. The account of ontology I propose, acting-arrangement ontology (AAO), is radically new - it follows from a recognition that two seemingly prosaic and previously underappreciated features of our world are, I shall argue, the twin keystones of its ontology: acting and arrangement. My aim in this preliminary work is to develop and set out the main pieces of this ontology, showing how they fit together to form a compelling whole, so as to make a case that this account of ontology warrants further investigation.

Item Type:Thesis (Doctoral)
Award:Doctor of Philosophy
Keywords:Ontology, acting, arrangement, change, ordinary objects, processes, causal exclusion, Aristotle, lasting, changing, surviving.
Faculty and Department:Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Philosophy, Department of
Thesis Date:2023
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:16 Oct 2023 12:28

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