The total process

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The total process is used in the PSSP ontology to describe everything there is, i.e. the reality. The total process is a composite of event (occurring in time) and substance (occurring in space) in which the event manifests itself. All other processes are subprocesses of the total process.

It should be noted that although the existence of reality has not been convincingly proved, the PSSP ontology and also the open assessment methodology is based on this assumption. Thus, one of the axioms of PSSP is that there is a single reality, the existence of which is independent of our observations and experiences. In other words, PSSP rejects subjectivism as the philosophical foundation.