Ok. So from Object to Process.
Object is general. Process is specific.
Process can broader to System.
Systems theory is powerful yet also has limitations.
It seems rest heavily upon “Structural functionalism”. It works where there is homogenous, interchangeable parts: as long as something functions as part of the system, it’s a good.
It also seems to have a closed-ness to it: open to far more possibilities than objects and yet it’s still a norms-establisher: there’s “part of the system” and “not part of the system” and there’s “normal functioning system” vs “malfunctioning system” vs “broken system” and likely others. I still like it and it’s broad but I need to figure out limitations and what’s the next direction this links to — or if I already have it and just need to back up a step or two (say, back to Object w/Context)–
ah! yes. Process with environment is object with context = open system (vs closed system).