Process and Reality

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Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - Philosophy - 448 pages
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One of the major philosophical texts of the 20th century, Process and Reality is based on Alfred North Whitehead’s influential lectures that he delivered at the University of Edinburgh in the 1920s on process philosophy.

Whitehead’s master work in philsophy, Process and Reality propounds a system of speculative philosophy, known as process philosophy, in which the various elements of reality into a consistent relation to each other. It is also an exploration of some of the preeminent thinkers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, such as Descartes, Newton, Locke, and Kant.

The ultimate edition of Whitehead’s magnum opus, Process and Reality is a standard reference for scholars of all backgrounds.
 

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Contents

PART II
29
Objective Immortality
31
FACT AND FORM
39
THE EXTENSIVE CONTINUUM
49
PART IV
62
PART V
105
ORGANISMS AND ENVIRONMENT
110
LOCKE AND HUME
130
THE TRANSMISSION OF FEELINGS
244
PROPOSITIONS AND FEELINGS
256
COORDINATE DIVISION
283
EXTENSIVE CONNECTION
294
FLAT LOCI
302
STRAINS
310
MEASUREMENT
322
THE IDEAL OPPOSITES
337

FROM DESCARTES TO KANT
144
SYMBOLIC REFERENCE
168
PROCESS
208
THE CATEGOREAL SCHEME
394
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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.

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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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