Emergence of Whitehead's Metaphysics, 1925-1929, The [NOOK Book]

Emergence of Whitehead's Metaphysics, 1925-1929, The

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
BN.com price

Product Details

  • 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


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

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)