Philosophy Research Archives

Volume 5, 1979

Patrick J. Hurley
Pages 676-777

Whitehead’s Relational Theory of Space
Text, Translation, and Commentary

This monograph is set forth in three sections. The first presents Whitehead's "La théorie Relationniste De L'Espace" in the original French. With the exception of page numerals, this reproduction is an exact duplicate of the original printing. (See the Commentary, p.65, for references.) The second section consists of an English translation of this essay. Here the aim has been the faithful rendering of Whitehead's ideas—sometimes, perhaps, at the expense of rhetorical polish. The third section, the commentary, attempts to shed some light on some of the philosophical and mathematical difficulties of the essay. My thanks are extended to Librairie Armand Colin for granting me permission to reproduce the French original.