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Process Philosophy and Theology: Whitehead and Hartshorne

T.L.S. Sprigge

in The God of Metaphysics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199283040
eISBN:
9780191603662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199283044.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Whitehead and Hartshorne are considered the founding fathers of process philosophy as a fully worked out metaphysic. Both believe that the basic stuff of the world is experience, which comes into ... More


Actor‐Network Theory, Callon's Scallops, and Process‐Based Organization Studies

Tor Hernes

in Process, Sensemaking, and Organizing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594566
eISBN:
9780191595721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594566.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

In this chapter I present a comparison between Actor-Network Theory (ANT) and process thinking, with the aim of understanding the potential contribution of ANT to process-based process thinking. Such ... More


Environmental Ethics and Process Thinking

Clare Palmer

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269526
eISBN:
9780191683664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269526.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book challenges the popular conception that process thinking offers an unambiguously positive contribution to the philosophical debate on environmental ethics. It critically examines the ... More


Whitehead’s Philosophy and the Deep Ecology Movement

Clare Palmer

in Environmental Ethics and Process Thinking

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269526
eISBN:
9780191683664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269526.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Up until now, process thinking is often compared with environmental ethical approaches that have made relatively little comment on process thought. In this chapter, process thinking will be compared ... More


Bergson and Whitehead: Process Philosophy

Anthony Quinton

in Of Men and Manners: Essays Historical and Philosophical

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694556
eISBN:
9780191731938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694556.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers arguments for the doctrine that the world consists not of solid, substantial things, but of processes, come together. In the ordinary conception of the natural world there is ... More


Poiesis and Enchantment in Topological Matter

Xin Wei Sha

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262019514
eISBN:
9780262318914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019514.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Movement, and in particular, gesture are arguably essential aspects of engendering human experience. But rather than taking “the body” or “cognition” for granted as conceptual starting points, we ... 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


Process Philosophy and Its Problems

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/9780823217953.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter presents the nature, basic insight, and linguistic difficulties of process philosophy. Process philosophy is an answer to the being vs. becoming, permanence vs. change problematic which ... More


Thought in the Act: Passages in the Ecology of Experience

Erin Manning and Brian Massumi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679669
eISBN:
9781452948430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679669.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Thought in the Act consists of five integrally co-authored essays exploring how different modes of experience commonly separated out as conceptual and aesthetic, or more broadly as an opposition ... More


Ecological Civilizations: Obstacles to, and Prospects for, Religiously Informed Sustainability Movements in a Post-American World

Jay McDaniel

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/9780823238958.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

People in different parts of the world need to aim at becoming “ecological civilizations.” Those of us affiliated with different world religions can play a constructive role in helping bring about ... More


Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object

Jon Cogburn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415910
eISBN:
9781474434942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Tristan Garcia holds that what makes something some thing is its resistance to reductionism, the attempt to explain it in terms of its constituents and relations to other things. For Garcia, ... More


Ontogenesis

Xin Wei Sha

in Poiesis and Enchantment in Topological Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262019514
eISBN:
9780262318914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019514.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Armed with the concepts of the previous chapter, Chapter 5 turns to ontogenesis without a priori objects, developing the notions of distributed matter, substrate, plenum, and tissue. This chapter ... More


Introduction: Questioning a Familiar Theme

Paul S. Fiddes

in The Creative Suffering of God

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263470
eISBN:
9780191682568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263470.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter briefly deals with the weakness of God and the universal scope of God's suffering. The first section examines the basic issues of the supreme and universal suffering of God. One ... More


Peirce's Dynamical Object: Realism as Process Philosophy

Carl R. Hausman

in Conversations on Peirce: Reals and Ideals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823234677
eISBN:
9780823238842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234677.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Peirce's semeiotic conception of a “dynamical object” is employed here to argue for his metaphysical realism, in which human sign activity is constrained by extra-mental conditions. The upshot is ... More


Yes, But Not Quite: Encountering Josiah Royce's Ethico-Religious Insight

Dwayne A. Tunstall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230549
eISBN:
9780823235919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230549.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book contends that Josiah Royce bequeathed to philosophy a novel idealism based on an ethico-religious insight. This insight became the basis for an idealistic personalism, ... More


Neither Substance Nor Process II: Two Modes

Jon Cogburn

in Garcian Meditations: The Dialectics of Persistence in Form and Object

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415910
eISBN:
9781474434942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415910.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter V begins by rehearsing the distinction between substance and process philosophies and how Garcia attempts to avoid problems with both. Of particular relevance is Graham Harman’s claim that ... More


Capturing Processes: The Interplay of Modelling Strategies and Conceptual Understanding in Developmental Biology

Laura Nuño de la Rosa

in Everything Flows: Towards a Processual Philosophy of Biology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198779636
eISBN:
9780191824685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779636.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

While a processual view of biological entities might be said to be congenial to embryologists, the intractability and speed of developmental processes traditionally led to an epistemological abandon ... More


Active Color

M. Chirimuuta

in Outside Color: Perceptual Science and the Puzzle of Color in Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029087
eISBN:
9780262327435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029087.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The previous chapter argued that relationism is the general approach that best meshes with a scientific understanding of perceptual utility and success. The next task is to outline the specific ... More


A Process Ontology for Macromolecular Biology

Stephan Guttinger

in Everything Flows: Towards a Processual Philosophy of Biology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198779636
eISBN:
9780191824685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779636.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues (a) that macromolecules are fundamentally relational entities and (b) that only a process ontology can account for them. The basis for the argument is the ecological model ... More


For Thought in the Act

Erin Manning and Brian Massumi

in Thought in the Act: Passages in the Ecology of Experience

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679669
eISBN:
9781452948430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679669.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this long propositional account, we restage the concept of thought-in-the act in relation to the sphere of practice within which the SenseLab works, which in Canada is called “research-creation” ... More


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