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I. Philosophy

The term process denotes a directed course of events in nature, history, or the life of an individual that can run its causally determined course teleologically, as a self-organizing dynamic and, in the case of living creatures, on the basis of intentions and meanings. In antiquity and the Middle Ages, it was assumed that everything existing is determined by its nature and possesses an im…

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Kather, Regine and Huxel, Kirsten, “Process”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 August 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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