Process and Reality

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Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - Social Science - 448 pages
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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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User Review  - Tylor Lovins - Goodreads

July 28, 2012 Introduction The scope and magnitude of Process and Reality is nearly incomprehensible in and of itself. The task of outlining metaphysical principles of Process and Reality is closer to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Geoffrey Edwards - Goodreads

Although I claim to have read this, I haven't read every last word, and its a book hat requires rereading. It's a lifelong project. Stunning book, completely changed my understanding of the world and ... Read full review

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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Alfred North Whitehead, British mathematician and philosopher, died in 1947. He is the author of many books, and is the co-author, with Bertrand Russell, of the monumental Principia Mathematica.

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