Some philosopher have said that the very static nature of concepts excludes the dynamic and thus undefinable nature of reality. I don't know how strong that argument is. They say to conceptualize change by reference to unchanging principles is somehow wrongheaded. Can philosophers understand change while avoiding the problems these critics raise and what philosophers in the analytic tradition of thought have tangled with these criticisms?

For an accessible and up-to-date discussion of these issues, I recommend Time, Language, and Ontology (OUP, 2015) by Joshua Mozersky. The author's interview at 3:AM Magazine contains a good overview of the book.

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