"This is why I use the word sub-sist. There is a reality or a What that subsists and has intrinsic features but it doesn’t ex-ist without a Who and a How."
Concerning distinguishing between sentient and insentient objects, I do think Edwards makes a good point. But there does appear to be a qualitative difference between types of objects that we should account for somehow. We can cut up, throw, burn, puree, squish, or otherwise roughly treat a flapjack, but it feels like quite a different act to do this to a live chicken, an elephant, or the Pope. How would you approach this from an OOO perspective?