Process and Reality (Google eBook)
Based on the Gifford Lectures which Whitehead delivered at the University of Edinburgh in 1927-8. Process and Reality presents a system of speculative philosophy which is based on a categorical scheme of investigation designed to explain how concrete aspects of human experience can provide a foundation for our understanding of reality. It also investigates how reality can be defined as a process of becoming.
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FACT AND FORM
THE EXTENSIVE CONTINUUM
ORGANISMS AND ENVIRONMENT
LOCKE AND HUME
THE TRANSMISSION OF FEELINGS
PROPOSITIONS AND FEELINGS
THE IDEAL OPPOSITES
FROM DESCARTES TO KANT
THE CATEGOREAL SCHEME
abstract actual entity actual occasion actual world antecedent arises atomic becoming Category causal character complex components conceived conceptual feeling conceptual prehension concerned concrescence consciousness constitution contemporary contrast cosmic epoch cosmology creative definite derived Descartes determinate diverse doctrine elements emotional enduring object environment eternal objects experience express extensive continuum fact final function geometrical Gifford Lectures Hume Hume's Hume's principle immediate individual ingression integration intensity intuition involved Locke Locke's locus logical subjects meaning mental metaphysical mode multiplicity negative prehensions notion objectification objective datum ontological principle original particular perception percipient phase philosophy of organism physical feeling Plato potentiality presentational immediacy presupposes primary primordial nature Process and Reality proposition realization reason reference region relations relevance satisfaction scheme Scholium SECTION sensa sense simple ideas sions structured society subject-superject subjective aim subjective form substance systematic temporal term theory things thought Timaeus tion ultimate unity universe whereby Whitehead
Page 22 - That the potentiality for being an element in a real concrescence of many entities into one actuality, is the one general metaphysical character attaching to all entities, actual and non-actual; and that every item in its universe is involved in each concrescence. In other words, it belongs to the nature of a 'being' that it is a potential for every 'becoming.