Adventures of Ideas

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 1, 1967 - Philosophy - 307 pages
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The title of this book, Adventures of Ideas, bears two meanings, both applicable to the subject-matter. One meaning is the effect of certain ideas in promoting the slow drift of mankind towards civilization. This is the Adventure of Ideas in the history of mankind. The other meaning is the author's adventure in framing a speculative scheme of ideas which shall be explanatory of the historical adventure.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
3
LAWS OF NATURE
103
COSMOLOGIES
119
OBJECTS AND SUBJECTS
175
PAST PRESENT FUTURE
191
PAGE
230
TRUTH
241
BEAUTY
252
TRUTH AND BEAUTY
265
ADVENTURE
273
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An English mathematician and philosopher, Alfred North Whitehead provided the foundation for the shool of thought known as process philosophy. With an academic career that spanned from Cambridge to Harvard, Whitehead wrote extensively on mathematics, metaphysis, and philosophy. He died in Massachusetts in 1947.

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