Alfred North Whitehead: Essays on His Philosophy

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George Louis Kline
University Press of America, 1989 - Philosophy - 206 pages
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This volume's aim is to clarify, criticize and theoretically develop some of Whitehead's major philosophic ideas and insights. Eighteen distinguished contributors follow Whitehead in his unique attempt to integrate the often disparate concerns of science (including mathematics and mathematical logic), art, religion, social life and common sense. They manage to avoid the twin pitfalls of uncritical acceptance and impatient rejection of Whitehead's thought. They delineate Whitehead's indebtedness to and divergence from the philosophic traditions of Plato, Leibniz, Hume, Hegel, Bergson and others. Some of the distinguished philosophers contributing to this volume are: Charles Hartshorne, William Ernest Hocking, Richard M. Rorty, Gregory Vlastos, William A. Christian, Sr., Nathaniel Lawrence, Ivor Leclerc, Victor Lowe, Robert M. Palter, and Donald W. Sherburne. Originally published in 1963 by Prentice-Hall, this edition contains a new preface by the editor.
 

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Contents

Whitehead as Man and Thinker
7
Whiteheads Novel Intuition
18
Logic Mathematics and Methodology
27
Whitehead and Mathematicism
33
The Place of Mathematics in Whiteheads Philosophy
41
Metaphysics and Cosmology Whiteheads Answer to Hume
53
A Reply
63
Whiteheads Theory of Becoming
70
Whitehead and the Problem of Extension
117
The Concept of Experience in Whiteheads Metaphysics
124
The Subj activist Principle and the Linguistic Turn
134
Organic Categories in Whitehead
158
Part IV Ethics Aesthetics and Philosophical Theology
168
Responsibility Punishment and Whiteheads Theory of the Self
179
Moral Obligation in Process Philosophy
189
Part V Documents and Materials
196

Whiteheads Theory of Prehensions
81
Whiteheads Explanation of the Past
93
Of What Use Are Whiteheads Eternal Objects?
102
Contributors
200
INDEX
204
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