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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


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


Introduction

Didier Debaise

in Speculative Empiricism: Revisiting Whitehead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423045
eISBN:
9781474438612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423045.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Every reading of Process and Reality has to start by declaring the initial problem on the basis of which the book is to be interpreted. It has become clear to readers of Whitehead that different ... More


Interlude The Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead

Michael Epperson

in Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223190
eISBN:
9780823235551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223190.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Even if mathematics explicates complex knowledge, it is grounded in modest insight, which makes it compatible with Whitehead’s desiderata. This tool, at some level, is ... 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


The Structure of a Concrescence: (PR, Part III)

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/9780823217953.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter analyzes Part III of Process and Reality. It begins with a discussion of the nature of genetic analysis and states that in genetic analysis, the self-creative process of the subject is ... More


The Theory of Extension: (PR, Part IV)

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/9780823217953.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter analyzes Part IV of Process and Reality. It begins with a discussion of coordinate division, which is the isolation of the separable elements in the inseparate unity of the satisfaction. ... More


God and the World: (PR, Part V)

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/9780823217953.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter analyzes Part V of Process and Reality (PR). Here, Alfred North Whitehead returns in a moment of generalization to what has been the underlying theme of PR: the reconciliation of the ... More


The Speculative Scheme: (PR, Part I)

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/9780823217953.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter discusses Alfred North Whitehead's speculative scheme. The elaboration of a speculative scheme does not proceed in an ad hoc manner, but is controlled each step of the way by the norms ... More


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