Abstract for: System Dynamics and Process Philosophy

System Dynamics involves two different conceptual components: a systemic component and a processual component. The second component has a crucial role both in System Dynamics practice and methodology. However, it has not received as much reflective attention in the System Dynamics literature as the systemic component. In this paper, we examine the peculiarities of this second component, and how it connects with the tradition of process philosophy. This would be very important in order to achieve a better conceptual understanding of the relationships between structure and behavior, which would benefit both to practitioners and to theoreticians of System Dynamics.