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Leemon McHenry Ode to Heraclitus
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Joseph Petek Religion and Hatred: Examining an Unpublished Whitehead Essay
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This article examines a recently discovered unpublished essay by Alfred North Whitehead titled "Religious Psychology of the Western Peoples." It is the most sustained criticism of religion he would ever make. This essay is put into conversation with a previously published essay by Whitehead titled "An Appeal to Sanity"
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Roseline Elorm Adzogble Metaphysical Doctrines of the Anlo of Ghana and Process Philosophy
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Concepts of mutual interdependence, process, creative advance, and God occupy key areas in the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead. Process metaphysics lays emphasis on a naturalism of rigorous rational and empirical methodology with far-reaching implications. Process thinkers have compared Whiteheadian thought to Buddhism, Christianity, and many other religions. However, African religious beliefs have yet to be considered in this area of study. Based on the gap in the literature, this article attempts to reconcile such seemingly different spheres. First, I offer an account of Whitehead's process metaphysics regarding the concepts mentioned above. Second, I argue that nonconventional sources of African philosophy offer conceptual understandings of philosophies of African groups and their place in the metaphysical debate. Third, I discuss these key areas of process thought in Anlo traditional pragmatic philosophy. I illustrate their like-mindedness with process metaphysics through language, religious rites, and historical accounts. I conclude that, although process philosophy overlaps in prominent areas with Anlo belief systems, questions regarding the causal nature of God distinguish the Anlo conception of divinity from that of process philosophy.
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Noel Boulting Conceptions of Experienced Time and the Practice of Life
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This article is prompted by some ideas from Robert S. Brumbaugh and Alfred North Whitehead, in particular. Four different views of experienced time are considered as well as four different conceptions of the practice of life that are the implications of these views of time. Further, four different famous works of literature are considered in the effort to understand these views of time and their implications for the practice of life.
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Daniel Athearn The Philosophical Advantages of Whitehead's Physics: Explanation as Primary
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A. N. Whitehead's approach to physical theorizing contrasts with that of mainstream or official (modern) physics in being centrally concerned with articulating a background explanation of physical facts and phenomena in general that would take the place of the "ether" of classical physics, a project otherwise unpursued by the science in its modern period (though luminaries in the field have occasionally hinted at reviving this kind of explanation under certain constraints). Unlike Einsteins, Whitehead's approach to relativity primarily seeks explanation rather than utility (in formulating laws); also, it avoids the philosophical problems with Einstein's theory alleged by Whitehead and a range of other philosophers. This stops short of a finding as to the comparative worth of Whitehead's alternative basis for quantitative formulations.
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Daniel A. Dombrowski The Dipolar Character of Being in Plato and Whitehead
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It has often been noticed that Platos metaphysical view of being is dipolar. The purpose of the present article is to detail what it means to say that being is dipolar in Plato. Further, I will explore the extent to which dipolarity in Whitehead is indebted to Plato and the extent to which Whitehead's dipolarity is different from Platos. In this regard I will concentrate on Whitehead's recently published Harvard Lectures.
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L. Scott Smith Whitehead on Religion in a Metaphysical Context: Some Pros and Cons
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This article treats religion as a central concern in Whitehead. His view of rational religion relies primarily on rational inference, not direct intuition. Taking seriously in religion the nonreflective elements in human cognition would not jeopardize, but would strengthen, his treatment of the reflective ones. While religion can certainly include vestiges of human savagery, it also promotes the ascent of humanity beyond social decay and enhances the art of life
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Veronika Krajickova Ondrej Dadejik, Martin Kaplicky, Milos Sevcik, and Vlastimil Zuska. Process and Aesthetics: An Outline of Whiteheadian Aesthetics and Beyond
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Austin Roberts Andrew Davis. Mind, Value, and Cosmos: On the Relational Nature of Ultimacy
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Tyler Thompson Buddhism and American Thinkers
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Edward Pols The Nonspeculative Basis of Metaphysics
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Lynne Belaief Role Playing and Identity: The Limits of Theatre as Metaphor
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John Morreall Illuminating Dance: Philosophical Explorations
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Bob Mesle Encountering Evil: Live Options in Theodicy
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Donald W. Sherburne Decentering Whitehead
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George R. Lucas, Jr. Guest Editor’s Introduction
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Abstracts
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Bob Mesle Philosophy of Religion: 3rd edition
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Sidney Gelber, Kathleen Wallace Justus Buchler: Nature, Power, and Prospect