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Stories, Geometries, and Angels: Muriel Rukeyser, Charles Olson, and Robert Duncan in the 1950s

Peter Middleton

in Physics Envy: American Poetry and Science in the Cold War and After

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226290003
eISBN:
9780226290140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290140.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter traces the development of Rukeyser and Olson’s thinking about physics over the next two decades, as they gradually jettisoned conceptual schemes based on the system and the field. Their ... More


Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead

Michael Epperson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223190
eISBN:
9780823235551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223190.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

In Process and Reality and other works, Alfred North Whitehead struggled to come to terms with the impact the new science of quantum mechanics would have on metaphysics. This book is ... More


Bodies of the Void: Polyphilia and Theoplicity

Roland Faber

in Apophatic Bodies: Negative Theology, Incarnation, and Relationality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230815
eISBN:
9780823235087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230815.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In Alfred North Whitehead and Gilles Deleuze, there are two direct accounts of “bodies of the void”, that is, of “apophatic bodies”, that conceptualize the “bodying of the ... More


Philosophy, Animality and the Life Sciences

Wahida Khandker

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748676774
eISBN:
9781474406468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676774.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In line with ‘Continental’ approaches to critical animal studies, this book aims to uncover the philosophical and historical progression of concepts of animal and organic life, in order to understand ... More


Organicism and Complexity:: Whitehead and Kauffman

Wahida Khandker

in Philosophy, Animality and the Life Sciences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748676774
eISBN:
9781474406468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676774.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the writings of Alfred North Whitehead and the complexity theorist, Stuart Kauffman, both of whom undertake critiques of certain scientific conceptions of life and organic ... More


Ageing, Perpetual Perishing and the Event as Pure Novelty: Péguy, Whitehead and Deleuze on Time and History

Jeffrey A. Bell and Claire Colebrook (eds)

in Deleuze and History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748636082
eISBN:
9780748671748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636082.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter evaluates the history in relation to life by Charles Péguy, Alfred North Whitehead and Gilles Deleuze. It is noted that the time and history run on ageing. To age in the past is to ... More


A Purified Liberal Theology

John Allan Knight

in Liberalism versus Postliberalism: The Great Divide in Twentieth-Century Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199969388
eISBN:
9780199301546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969388.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes the liberal theological method of Schubert Ogden. It begins by describing the most important contributors to Ogden’s thought: Rudolf Bultmann’s existential hermeneutics, Alfred ... More


Becoming Intermezzo: Eco-theopoetics after the Anthropic Principle

Roland Faber

in Theopoetic Folds: Philosophizing Multifariousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251551
eISBN:
9780823252985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251551.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter proposes that our ecological future is indispensably entangled with a different view of nature that is sensible to the necessity of wildness in which we are only strangers or guests. The ... More


Energy, Ecology, and Intensive Alliance: Bringing Earth Back to Heaven

Luke B. Higgins

in Cosmology, Ecology, and the Energy of God

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823238958
eISBN:
9780823238996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823238958.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Drawing on the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead and Ilya Prigogine in conjunction with Isabelle Stengers, this chapter traces some of the problematic theological underpinnings of the specifically ... More


Is God Creator of the Universe? Whitehead's Position

W. NORRIS CLARKE, S.J.

in The Philosophical Approach to God: A New Thomistic Perspective, 2nd Revised Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227198
eISBN:
9780823237166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227198.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents the position of Alfred North Whitehead on whether God is the creator of the universe or not. God does play an indispensable role in this world ... More


Intelligent Design and the Matter of Matter

Strachan Donnelley

Ceara Donnelley and Bruce Jennings (eds)

in Frog Pond Philosophy: Essays on the Relationship Between Humans and Nature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813167275
eISBN:
9780813175669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167275.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Reflecting on the debate in American education concerning the scientific validity and teaching of biological evolution, this chapter suggests that speculative philosophical thinking offers a better ... More


Polyphilic Pluralism: Becoming Religious Multiplicities

Roland Faber and Catherine Keller

in Divine Multiplicity: Trinities, Diversities, and the Nature of Relation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253951
eISBN:
9780823260980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253951.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter first identifies a certain tendency toward colonization and appropriation in even the most well-meaning and ethically driven discourses on religious plurality, especially in the West. It ... More


Reasoning and Belief in Victorian Mathematics

Daniel J. Cohen

in The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263266
eISBN:
9780191734854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263266.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the progress of mathematics in the nineteenth century. British mathematicians of this period showed interest in the formal aspects of mathematics, particularly in symbolic ... More


The Metaphysics of Experience: A Companion to Whitehead's Process and Reality

Elizabeth M. Kraus

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823217953
eISBN:
9780823284924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823217953.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book styles itself as “a Sherpa guide to Process and Reality, whose function is to assist the serious reader in grasping the meaning of the text and to prevent falls into misinterpretation.” ... More


The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism

Steven Shaviro

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689248
eISBN:
9781452949307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689248.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book is the first general book to look at the current philosophical trend known as Speculative Realism. It also compares this philosophy to the work of early-twentieth-century philosopher Alfred ... More


Mead, Whitehead, and the Sociality of Nature

Michael L. Thomas

in The Timeliness of George Herbert Mead

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226376943
eISBN:
9780226377131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226377131.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Michael L. Thomas provides a fresh analysis of the relationship between Mead and the philosopher Alfred North Whitehead. There can be no doubt that in the last years of his life Mead grappled with ... More


Nature Alive in Spinoza and Whitehead

Strachan Donnelley

Ceara Donnelley and Bruce Jennings (eds)

in Frog Pond Philosophy: Essays on the Relationship Between Humans and Nature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813167275
eISBN:
9780813175669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167275.003.0017
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

A struggle that began in the seventeenth century is still being waged today. It pits a mechanistic, reductionistic worldview that sets human being apart from the rest of being and mind or cognition ... More


Science and the Modern World as a Romantic Version of Process and Reality

Elizabeth M. Kraus

in The Metaphysics of Experience: A Companion to Whitehead's Process and Reality

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823217953
eISBN:
9780823284924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823217953.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter argues that Science and the Modern World (SMW) represents Alfred North Whitehead in his moment of romancing the metaphysical implications of his earlier epistemological theories, the ... More


Discussions and Applications: (PR, Part II)

Elizabeth M. Kraus

in The Metaphysics of Experience: A Companion to Whitehead's Process and Reality

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823217953
eISBN:
9780823284924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823217953.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter analyzes Part II of Process and Reality. It begins with a discussion of fact and form, and states that for Alfred North Whitehead, to be an actual entity is to be fully formed, fully ... More


Interdisciplinary Ethics: From Astro-Theology to Cosmo-Liberation Theology

Theodore Walker Jr.

in Entangled Worlds: Religion, Science, and New Materialisms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276219
eISBN:
9780823277049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276219.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Here early modern “Astro-Theology” (William Derham 1715) is revised to produce a constructive postmodern astro-theology. This revisionary astro-theology includes a panentheistic theology and ... More


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