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Introduction: Tales from the Whitehead Mines – On Whitehead, His Students and the Challenges of Editing the Critical Edition

Joseph Petek

in Whitehead at Harvard, 1924–1925

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474461351
eISBN:
9781474480871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461351.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Joseph Petek discusses some of the more exciting of the Whitehead Research Project’s archival finds, including photographs of Whitehead as a teenager, while describing the atmosphere of Harvard upon ... More


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


Whitehead in Class: Do the Harvard-Radcliffe Course Notes Change How We Understand Whitehead’s Thought?

Brian G. Henning

in Whitehead at Harvard, 1924-1925

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474461351
eISBN:
9781474480871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461351.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Brian Henning’s chapter takes a close look at numerous key passages that shift our understanding of Whitehead (including, for instance, the influence of C. D. Broad as a philosophical foil), and, ... More


Whitehead’s Early Harvard Period, Hartshorne and the Transcendental Project

George W. Shields

in Whitehead at Harvard, 1924-1925

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474461351
eISBN:
9781474480871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461351.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter, George Shields compares Whitehead’s Harvard lectures to the philosophy of Charles Hartshorne, arguing that the two are united in defending the possibility of a ‘transcendental ... More


Footnotes to Plato

Aljoscha Berve

in Whitehead at Harvard, 1924-1925

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474461351
eISBN:
9781474480871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461351.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Aljoscha Berve examines Whitehead’s relationship to Plato’s philosophy in the Harvard lectures, arguing that the lectures clarify Plato’s influence on Whitehead as one half of an idealised contrast ... More


Examining Whitehead’s ‘First Lecture: September, 1924’

Paul A. Bogaard

in Whitehead at Harvard, 1924-1925

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474461351
eISBN:
9781474480871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461351.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A quick comparison of Whitehead’s manuscript for his first Harvard lecture and the notes of his Harvard and Radcliffe students reveals that the manuscript does not exactly reflect the lecture that he ... 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


Whitehead and His Philosophy of Evolution

Paul A. Bogaard

in Whitehead at Harvard, 1924-1925

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474461351
eISBN:
9781474480871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461351.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Paul Bogaard discusses Whitehead’s ‘philosophy of evolution’, tracing the concepts of organism, environment and evolution through the Harvard lectures and his published works, concluding that ... 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


Whitehead and Kant at Copenhagen

Jason Bell and Seshu Iyengar

in Whitehead at Harvard, 1924-1925

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474461351
eISBN:
9781474480871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461351.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Jason Bell and Seshu Iyengar examine Whitehead’s complicated relationship to Kant, of whom he is highly critical in parts of the Harvard lectures, and yet with whom he also shares some common themes, ... 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


Whitehead’s Highly Speculative Lectures on Quantum Theory

Ronny Desmet

in Whitehead at Harvard, 1924-1925

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474461351
eISBN:
9781474480871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461351.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Ronny Desmet endeavors in this chapter to examine Whitehead’s theory of quantum theory and primates as found in his Harvard lectures using Clerk Maxwell’s theory of electromagnetism as a starting ... 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


From Physics to Philosophy, and from Continuity to Atomicity

Ronny Desmet

in Whitehead at Harvard, 1924-1925

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474461351
eISBN:
9781474480871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461351.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter by Ronny Desmet has two major sections. The first is a close reading of Whitehead’s first lecture as illustrating the synthetic and critical and common sense character of Whitehead’s ... 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


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