Aspects of Whitehead's Philosophy of Organism

Alfred North Whitehead's (1861–1947) "Philosophy of Organism" offers an important, indeed fundamental, metaphysical doctrine. It is the product of a long adventure ofideas and has many complementary aspects. Read More

The present book does not claim to achieve a complete description of all the aspects of the late Whitehead's worldview. Its aim is rather to stress some specific features of his teachings, such as his views concerning rationality, dynamic holism, things and objects, events, anticipation, creativity, nature, organism, and life.
This book should be useful not only for process philosophers, but also for all scholars who are interested in the development of process philosophical ideas.

Dr Vesselin Petrov holds an M.A. in mathematics (1977), a Ph.D. in philosophy (1989) and a D.Sc. in philosophy (2011). He is a Professor and the Director of the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. His fields of research include process-relational philosophy, metaphysics, ontology, applied ontology, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of education. He leads the team of the project "Synergy between process philosophy and elements of AI in the theory of learning"sponsored by the Bulgarian National Science Fund.


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Publisher
Chromatika
Author
Vesselin Petrov,
Collection
Phylopraxis
Language
English
BISAC Subject Heading
PHI000000 PHILOSOPHY
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3080 SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES, LETTRES
Title First Published
07 November 2019

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Publication Date
07 November 2019
ISBN-13
9782930517629
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Absolute page count : 154
Code
99915
Dimensions
16 x 24 cm
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18.00 €
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Publication Date
07 November 2019
ISBN-13
9782930517636
Code
PDF99915
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Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


Introduction
I. The status of rationality in Whitehead's metaphysics
II. Constructive postmodernism as dynamic holism 
III. The Concepts of things, facts, and events 
IV. Whitehead’s early theory of objects 
V. The metaphysical role of Adventure of Ideas 
VI. The concept of anticipation 
VII. Nature in process: a world full of life
VIII. Creativity, atomicity and continuity
IX. Mathematics and creativity
X. Whitehead’s process theory of symbols 
Conclusion. The future of post-modern ontology
Bibliography 
Table of Contents