As with any rich philosophical tradition in a period of intensive growth, process philosophy may seem confusing to the uninitiated, or even to the initiated. There is simply so much going on that one may, so to speak, lose the forest for the trees. The purpose of this book is to organize and arrange selected examples of contemporary work in process philosophy, with opening commentaries by leading Whiteheadian scholars, to give the reader a taste of the global vision of process currently expressed within this field of philosophy.
This book is split into two parts: the first discussing the historical roots of and future perspectives for basic concepts of process thinking, and the second presenting original contemporary work in extending and re-interpreting the basic metaphysical structure of process.
About the Author
Jakub Dziadkowiec is a philosopher and educator based in Lublin, Poland.
Łukasz Lamża is a philosopher, science writer, and academic teacher based in Krakow, Poland.
Table of Contents
Part I: Inspirations and Perspectives (Introduction by Helmut Maaßen)
Chapter 1: Herman Greene, The Whiteheadian Century
Chapter 2: Karl-Friedrich Kiesow, Golden Mean, Golden Rule, Golden Section
Chapter 3: Helmut Maaßen, Critique of Religious Dogmatism
Chapter 4: Zsofi Frei, Synchronising the Timaeus
Chapter 5: Yuzo Yamaura, Being is Power
Chapter 6: Anderson Weekes, Acknowledging Ralph Pred
Part II: Revisions and Challenges (Introduction by Łukasz Lamża)
Chapter 7: Vesselin Petrov, Constructive Postmodernism as Dynamic Holism
Chapter 8: Maria-Teresa Teixeira, Process, Levels of Reality and Evolution
Chapter 9: Jakub Dziadkowiec, Stratalism
Chapter 10: Mathias Hassenfratz-Coffinet, The Unity of Nexus
Chapter 11: Maria Regina Brioschi, Between Continuity and Atomism
About the Authors