Call for Papers, Conference Announcement

Reminder: Call for Papers for Second Critical Edition of Whitehead Conference

The WRP’s free virtual Second Critical Edition of Whitehead Conference exploring the significance of the recently published second volume of Whitehead’s Harvard lectures (HL2) is about three months away. It will take place on Friday and Saturday, September 16–17, 2022, 9:00am–1:00pm PST (GMT-8). You can register here. The deadline to respond to the call for papers is fast… Read More Reminder: Call for Papers for Second Critical Edition of Whitehead Conference

Critical Edition Update

Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, spring 2022

This is a more exciting update for us to write than usual, primarily because of some new archival discoveries. The most important of these is undoubtedly Whitehead’s paper “Sets of Operations in Relation to Groups of Finite Order.” An abstract of this paper had been published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, spring 2022

News

Joseph Petek promoted to Associate Editor of the Critical Edition of Whitehead

I am very happy to announce that we have promoted our longtime Assistant Editor, Dr. Joe Petek, to Associate Editor of the Critical Edition of Whitehead. After working part-time with us for nine years while earning his doctorate, Joe will now work full-time for the Edition. It is only through the generous and unfailing support… Read More Joseph Petek promoted to Associate Editor of the Critical Edition of Whitehead

Blog

Whitehead and Raphael Demos

by Joseph Petek, Assistant Editor, Critical Edition of Whitehead Shortly after posting last week’s blog about Whitehead’s influence on Martin Luther King Jr., we discovered another oblique connection between King and Whitehead that we had overlooked: the introductory course on Plato that King attended in 1952–53 was taught by none other than Raphael Demos, Whitehead’s… Read More Whitehead and Raphael Demos

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A. N. Whitehead’s Influence on Martin Luther King Jr.

By Brian G. Henning, Executive Editor, Critical Edition of Whitehead[1] It is not yet widely known that Martin Luther King, Jr. was influenced by Alfred North Whitehead’s philosophy of organism. In honor of Martin Luther King day 2022, we thought we’d share what we’ve learned about this unexpected connection. I first learned of the connection… Read More A. N. Whitehead’s Influence on Martin Luther King Jr.

Critical Edition Update

Critical Edition of Whitehead year-end update, winter 2021

It’s the end of another year, and it’s been an exciting one for the Critical Edition of Whitehead. Our most important milestone this year was, of course, the appearance of the second volume of Whitehead’s Harvard Lectures (HL2), published by Edinburgh University Press in January. The product of many years of work and collated from… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead year-end update, winter 2021

New Books

Whitehead at Harvard, 1924–1925 is out in paperback + EUP FLASH SALE

Available from Edinburgh University Press Amazon We’re happy to announce that our anthology, Whitehead at Harvard, 1924-1925, is now available in paperback for $24.95/£19.99. This collection of new research by leading scholars explores the significance of the first volume of the Critical Edition of Whitehead. For a limited time, use the code PAPER30 on EUP’s store… Read More Whitehead at Harvard, 1924–1925 is out in paperback + EUP FLASH SALE

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Teenage Whitehead and the Sherborne School Debating Society

We recently received an email from our friend Rachel Hassall, the Archivist over at Sherborne School—Whitehead’s school from 1875–1880—who wanted to let us know about some of the records she’d discovered about a young Whitehead participating in the Debating Society. In his A History of Sherborne School (1979), A. B. Gourlay described the Debating Society:… Read More Teenage Whitehead and the Sherborne School Debating Society

Critical Edition Update

Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, fall 2021

We are excited to begin this quarterly update by announcing that Brian G. Henning and Joe Petek have been joined by Dr. Robert J. Valenza as a named editor for the first volume of Whitehead’s Collected Papers (CP1), which will include all of Whitehead’s published and unpublished articles written between 1886 and 1918. Dr. Valenza… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, fall 2021