Processual Individuals and Their Experiences
The paper is aimed to recognize them as such, as difficulties. It will be examined to what extent they are related to those one has to face when trying to overcome a static view of individuals, with lasting consequences rather than merely displacing an absolutistic substance. This is pursued a great deal by means of a comparison of two approaches to the processual nature on individuals (via their experiences), the one stemming from the sociologist Andrew Abbott (Processual sociology), and the other from Günter Dux (On the processual logic of cultural change), also a sociologist. Key concepts to be discussed in this context are Abbott’s “historicality of individuals” and “encoded experience”, and Dux’ “subject logic” and “processual logic”.