North Whitehead, Alfred – 18 The difference between a type of entity and an entity, class and member of class, its impact on consciousness
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
PART II DISCUSSIONS AND APPLICATIONS
Chapter VII - The Subjectivist Principle
The philosophy of organism …. admits two ultimate classes of entities, mutually exclusive. One class consists of 'actual entities’ which in the philosophical tradition are mis-described as 'particulars'; and the other class consists of forms of definiteness, here named 'eternal objects’ which in comparison with actual entities are mis-described as 'universals.' ….
Consciousness is the subjective form involved in feeling the contrast between the 'theory' which may be erroneous and the fact which is 'given’. Thus consciousness involves the rise into importance of the contrast between the eternal objects designated by the words 'any' and 'just that’