The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #168431   Message #4069329
Posted By: Bill D
23-Aug-20 - 11:42 AM
Thread Name: BS: Schrödinger’s Cat has a friend
Subject: RE: BS: Schrödinger’s Cat has a friend
from: metaphysics

"An actual entity is a general philosophical term for an utterly determinate and completely concrete individual particular of the actually existing world or universe of changeable entities considered in terms of singular causality, about which categorical statements can be made. Whitehead's most far-reaching and radical contribution to metaphysics is his invention of a better way of choosing the actual entities. Whitehead chooses a way of defining the actual entities that makes them all alike, qua actual entities, with a single exception."

It...ummm.. goes on from there. My master's thesis was to be an assertion that the free will/determinism issue could only be truly addressed in a system such as Whitehead's. (why? well, that's what I never got around to the final iteration of..)