Process Ontology of the Ionian Presocratics.
Universitetet i Oslo, Det humanistiske fakultet, Oslo 2012, stor 8vo, orig. omslag, 261 s., engelsk tekst, avhandling for graden ph.d.
«This monograph is an attempt to reconstruct some important parts of the ontology of the Ionians. As such, this is a topic-centred monograph, though not a ‘concept study’: it is not a concept study of change or process in early Greek philosophy. It is rather a thesis on a particular ontology. I intend to show that there is evidence that indicates a wholly non-Aristotelian ontology prior to Aristotle’s categories and terminology. In this pre-Aristotelian ontology the notions of process, change and event are primary and are expressed throgh concrete terms. I will suggest that becoming was the central notion of reality before Parmenides, and that the archai of the Ionians were not Urstoff or material substrata, but powerful manifestations of transformation.»