Celso Vieira


Celso Vieira has a PhD in philosophy from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil. He is a postdoctoral reseacher at Federal University of Pará where he works on the relations between metaphysics and language. His last book is a translation of Plato’s Cratylus.

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Which is more fundamental: processes or things?

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Hi everybody. Thanks for the interest! A lot of comments followed the line that we should take the middle way and just accept both things and processes. I just want to point out that even if it seems plausible as all middle way solutions appear to be this may be a very misleading way to approach the problem since it assumes that once we reckon both the existence of processes and things the debate is set. This is not the case. Once you have opted for one, other or both paradigm of things and processes the job is just beginning since the metaphysician will have to extract the implications of such a choice. In the article we aimed to give a glimpse of some solutions that a process paradigm c...

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