Whitehead's Radically Different Postmodern Philosophy: An Argument for Its Contemporary Relevance

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Overview

Examines the postmodern implications of Whitehead’s metaphysical system.
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Those who are unfamiliar with Griffin's recent books will be grateful for this clear, readable, and thorough introduction to Whitehead's philosophy as constructive (rather than deconstructive) and postmodern. However, those who are well versed in Griffin's previous books will also benefit from his expanded use of the theory of hard-core common sense, his defense of theological ethics, and his detailed examination of Whitehead's reformed subjectivist principle. In short, this is an excellent book that could be read with profit by philosophers and theologians generally.— Daniel A. Dombrowski, author of Rawls and Religion: The Case for Political Liberalism

"No one working in the area of process thought will want to miss this major new book by David Ray Griffin."— Donald W. Sherburne, coeditor of Whitehead's Philosophy: Points of Connection
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791470497
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 3/8/2007
  • Series: SUNY Series in Philosophy Series
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 315
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

David Ray Griffin is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy of Religion at the Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University in California. His many books include Religion and Scientific Naturalism: Overcoming the Conflicts, also published by SUNY Press.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Abbreviations

PART 1. WHITEHEAD’S PHILOSOPHY AS POSTMODERN

1. Whitehead’s Philosophy as Postmodern Philosophy

2. Whitehead’s Philosophy and the Enlightenment


PART 2. WHITEHEAD ON CONSCIOUSNESS, ECOLOGY, TRUTH, TIME, AND ETHICS

3. Consciousness as a Subjective Form: Interactionism without Dualism

4. Whitehead’s Deeply Ecological Worldview: Egalitarianism without Irrelevance

5. Truth as Correspondence, Knowledge as Dialogical: Pluralism without Relativism

6. Time in Physics and the Time of Our Lives: Overcoming Misplaced Concreteness

7. Whitehead and the Crisis in Moral Theory: Theistic Ethics without Heteronomy


PART 3. THE COHERENCE OF WHITEHEADIAN THEISM

8. Relativity Physics and Whiteheadian Theism: Overcoming the Apparent Conflicts

9. Whiteheadian Theism: A Response to Robert Neville’s Critique

Appendix: Whitehead’s Subjectivist Principle: From Descartes to Panexperientialism

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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