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  • ISBN-13: 9781438402994
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 841 KB

Table of Contents

Preface

A Note on References

Chapter 1. The Composition of Science and the Modern World

1. Basic Characteristics of the Later Philosophy

2. The Four Layers of Science and the Modern World

3. Endurance and Vibration

Chapter 2. The First Metaphysical Synthesis

1. The Philosophy of Organism

(1) Prehension

(2) Organic Mechanism

(3) Bodily Events

2. Subjectivity and Consciousness in the Harvard Lectures, April, 1925

Chapter 3. The Emergence of Temporal Atomicity

1. The Early Argument

2. Critical Evaluation

Chapter 4. The Chapter on "Abstraction"

1. Eternal Objects, Immanent and Transcendent

2. Anticipations in the Harvard Lectures

3. Metaphysical Criteria, Modes of Ingression, and Grades of Entry

4. The Realm of Possibility

5. Sherburne's Analysis

6. Individual and Relational Essences

7. Abstractive Hierarchies

8. The Superject

9. "Aesthetic Synthesis" and "Superject" in the Later Philosophy

10. Incipient Panpsychism

11. Note on Pythagoreanism

Chapter 5. The Chapter on "God"

1. Whitehead's Monism

2. The Introduction of God

3. The Nature of Religion

4. The Triple Envisagement

5. The Principle of Limitation

6. The Three Forms of Limitation

7. The Ontological Status of God

8. Abstraction vs. Concretion

Chapter 6. Religion in the Making

1. The Metaphysics of Pluralism

2. Religion and Dogma

3. God as a Formative Element

4. Religion in the Making and the Consequent Nature of God

5. Note: Wieman's Development of Whitehead's God

Chapter 7. The Metaphysics of 1926–27

1. The Metaphysics of Fall, 1926

2. The Metaphysical Principles Compared

3. The March, 1927, Propositions

(1) Consciousness

(2) The Act of Experience

(3) Propositions

Chapter 8. The Giffords Draft

1. The Early Contents of Process and Reality

A. The Basic Theory of Extension (IV.2–3, 5)

B. The Original Treatise on Perception (II.4.5–8 + II.8)

C. The Giffords Draft

1. "Speculative Philosophy" (I.1)

2. "Fact and Form" (II.1)

3. "The Extensive Continuum"(II.2)

4. "Locke and Hume" (II.5)

5. "From Descartes to Kant" (II.6)

6. "The Order of Nature" with "Organisms and Environment" (II.3.1–4 + 4.1–4)

7. "Propositions" (II.9)

8. The Original Theory of Concrescence (III.2.2 + )

9. "The Final Interpretation" (Part V, as originally drafted)

10. "Process" (II.10, considered as a half-chapter)

2. Some Distinctive Characteristics of the Giffords Draft

3. Possible Transitions within the Giffords Draft

Chapter 9. The Final Revisions

D. "The Theory of Feelings" (III.1, especially 1.2)

E. The Second Theory of Concrescence (III.2.1–2,4 + 4.1–2)

F. The Remaining Categoreal Conditions (III.3.3–5, 5.8)

G. The Emergence of "Subjective Aim"

H. Intellectual Feelings (III.5)

I. The Consequent Nature of God

J. The Gifford Lectures and Subsequent Additions

K. Strains (II.4.9, IV. 4, 5.1)

L. Hybrid Prehension, Abolition of Reversion, and the Living Person (III.3.2, II.3.5–11)

M. "Coordinate Division" (IV.1)

Chapter 10. Recapitulation

1. Before the Composition of Process and Reality

2. The Composition of Process and Reality

Appendix 1. The Harvard Lectures for 1924–25 (Edited by Jennifer Hamlin von der Luft)

Appendix 2. "Time" (September, 1926)

Appendix 3. The Harvard Lectures for the Fall of 1926

Appendix 4. The Metaphysical Scheme of March, 1927

Appendix 5. The Metaphysical Principles of October, 1927

Appendix 6. The Prospectus for the Gifford Lectures

Index of Proper Names

General Index

Citation Index

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