On Whitehead

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Overview

This brief text assists students in understanding Whitehead's philosophy and thinking so they can more fully engage in useful, intelligent class dialogue and improve their understanding of course content. Part of the Wadsworth Notes Series, (which will eventually consist of approximately 100 titles, each focusing on a single "thinker" from ancient times to the present), ON WHITEHEAD is written by a philosopher deeply versed in the philosophy of this key thinker. Like other books in the series, this concise book offers sufficient insight into the thinking of a notable philosopher, better enabling students to engage in reading and to discuss the material in class and on paper.

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Focusing on Whitehead's own writing, rather than on secondary sources and the debates they contain, and avoiding specialized terminology, Rose (Dalhousie U.) presents an overview of the philosopher's thought in accessible form suitable for undergraduate students who have had a survey of thought. Rose has chosen to make little mention of the role of God and to present Whitehead's philosophy as a metaphysics of construction. In this vein he discusses Whitehead's transcendental objectivism, his theories of time, reality, and the cosmos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534583774
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/9/2001
  • Series: Wadsworth Philosophers Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 85
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Key to Abbreviations
Preface
1 Speculative Philosophy: Method and Purpose 1
Metaphysics, Aesthetics and Value 1
2 Speculative Metaphysics 16
A Metaphysics of Value 16
Time and Reality 27
3 Cosmology 49
Nature: Immanent Self-Transcendence 49
Freedom, Beauty and Truth 72
Bibliography 93
Endnotes 94
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