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1. Process Studies: Volume > 39 > Issue: 2
Ronny Desmet Principia Mathematica Centenary
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On the occasion of the centenary of the publication of the first volume of Principia Mathematica, this article aims to shed some light on Whitehead’s philosophy of mathematics, to differentiate Whitehead’s version of logicism from Russell’s, and to show the unity of Whitehead’s thought. These aims rely on Whitehead’s basic insight that mathematics is the study of pattern.
2. Process Studies: Volume > 39 > Issue: 2
Pierfrancesco Basile Materialist vs. Panexperientialist Physicalism: Where Do We Stand?
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This paper provides a brief critique of Jaegwon Kim’s evaluation of the achievements of materialist physicalism and then goes on to examine the case for panpsychism and the main objection that has been raised against it, i.e., the composition problem. The object of this examination is to lay bare the fundamental assumptions underlying both the main argument in support of the theory and the objection against it. Whitehead’s panexperientialism has a fair claim to be regarded as the most elaborate version of the theory ever produced. Once the logical structure of the composition problem has been clarified, however, it becomes possible to see that—contrary to what has been argued by David Ray Griffin in his important book, Unsnarling the World-Knot—even Whitehead’sversion of the doctrine fails to provide a satisfactory solution. The paper is brought to an end with a general reflection on the shortcomings of current critiques of panpsychism. Whitehead’s panexperientialism cannot be accepted as it stands and panpsychism as a general philosophical position is not supported by a conclusive proof; nevertheless, the notion that experience is a pervasive feature of reality has the unquestionable merit of being a wholly adequate response to a real philosophical perplexity.
3. Process Studies: Volume > 39 > Issue: 2
Duane Voskuil Death and the Dipolar Category of the Ultimate
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If the Category of the Ultimate requires every actual entity to be, as Whitehead says, both a processing subject and a superject existing objectively immortal, death of a personally ordered social nexus seems impossible since a personal nexus cannot die unless it has a last member. How that is possible is examined, concluding that actual entities of necessarily existing personal societies always have enough creative power to integrate their physical prehensions into new satisfaction/superjects, but others in contingently existing personal societies inevitably do not.
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Lewis S. Ford Allan’s Atheism
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This article examines the strongest case to date in favor of a Whiteheadian atheism. But this case proves inadequate to account for genuine novelty.
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George Allan In Defense of Secularizing Whitehead
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This essay responds to Lewis Ford’s “Allan’s Atheism,” in which he assesses a recent essay of mine that finds God an unnecessary and indeed coherence-destroying addition to Process and Reality. I clarify my position by showing how Whitehead’s notions of physical purpose and aesthetic determination adequately account for the novelty required for an actual occasion’s concrescence and for increases in achieved value. I then criticize Ford’s claim that genuine novelties must have a divine origin and that in Adventures of Ideas the Eros of the Universe refers to God.
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Mari Sorri, Jerry Gill Of Clay, Grace, and Faith: How Jeremiah and Paul Got It Wrong
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This article questions the commonly accepted belief that God, like a ceramic potter, is able to control the outcome of events even as the potter controls theoutcome of the clay-throwing process. However, those who are familiar with the artistic process of creating with clay know well that this is a symbiotic dynamicbetween the creator and the clay, as is that between God and human events.
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Fubin Yang The Influence of Whitehead’s Thought on the Chinese Academy
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This articles summarizes the deep and extensive influence of Whitehead’s thought on the Chinese academy in recent years.
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Walton Wood Creative Evolution
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Bart Van Kerkhove Whitehead ou Le Cosmos torrentiel [Whitehead or the Torrential Cosmos]: Introductions à Procès et réalité [Introductions to Process and Reality]
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Pierfrancesco Basile Adventures in Unfashionable Philosophy
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Daniel Dombrowski Studia Whiteheadiana
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Rosen Lutskanov Process Philosophy: History and Contemporaneity
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Kathleen Coessens Eduquer (à) l’anarchie [Educating (Toward) Anarchy]: La fin de l’université [The End of the University]
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Joseph A. Bracken, S.J. “Teilhard, Whitehead, and A Metaphysics of Intersubjectivity”
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Monica A. Coleman “From Models of God to a Model of Gods: How Whiteheadian Metaphysics Facilitates Western Language Discussion of Divine Multiplicity”
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Michael Epperson “Relational Realism: the Evolution of Ontology to Praxiology in the Philosophy of Nature”
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Brian G. Henning “Trusting in the ‘Efficacy of Beauty’: A Kalocentric Approach to Moral Philosophy”
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Bruno Latour “Will non-humans be saved? An argument in ecotheology”
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Isabelle Stengers “Whitehead’s Account of the Sixth Day”
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Joshua S. Hoeynck “Poetic Cosmologies: Black Mountain Poetry and Process Philosophy”
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