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Process and reality : an essay in cosmology / by Alfred North Whitehead.

; Griffin, David Ray, 1939- ; Sherburne, Donald W ; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection
Corrected ed. / edited by David Ray Griffin, Donald W. Sherburne.. New York : Free Press, [1978] .
ISBN 0029345804

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Other Authors Griffin, David Ray, 1939-
Sherburne, Donald W.
Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Subjects Cosmologie.
Organism (Philosophy)
Organisme (Philosophie)
Science -- Philosophy.
Sciences -- Philosophie.
Series Gifford lectures ; 1927-28.
Description xxxi, 413 pages ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date [1978]
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Process and Reality, Whitehead's magnum opus, is one of the major philosophical works of the modern world, and an extensive body of secondary literature has developed around it. Yet surely no significant philosophical book has appeared in the last two centuries in nearly so deplorable a condition as has this one, with its many hundreds of errors and with over three hundred discrepancies between the American (Macmillan) and the English (Cambridge) editions, which appeared in different formats with divergent paginations. The work itself is highly technical and far from easy to understand, and in many passages the errors in those editions were such as to compound the difficulties. The need for a corrected edition has been keenly felt for many decades.
Contents The speculative scheme. Speculative philosophy ; The categoreal scheme ; Some derivative notions -- Discussions and applications. Fact and form ; The extensive continuum ; The order of nature ; Organisms and environment ; Locke and Hume ; From Descartes to Kant ; The subjectivist principle ; Symbolic reference ; The propositions ; Process ; Propositions and feelings ; The higher phases of experience -- The theory of extension. Coordinate division ; Extensive connection ; Flat loci ; Strains ; Measurement -- Final interpretation. The ideal opposites ; God and the world.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3608752
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Whitehead, Alfred North, 1861-1947.
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