Datum (process philosophy)


Datum (process philosophy)

Datum is a term coined by Alfred North Whitehead to show the different variants of information possessed by actual entity. In the system process philosophy, datum is obtained through the events of concrescence. Every actual entity has a variety of datum.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ Robert Audi. 1995,The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy.Cambridge: The Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ John B. Cobb and David Ray Griffin. 1976,Process Theology, An Introduction. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press.

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