Experience & Reality: Thinking with Whitehead and American Pragmatism (November 9, 2012)
In keeping with its mission to analyze the relevance of Whitehead's thought in dialogue with contemporary philosophies, the Whitehead Research Project is hosting it's sixth international conference to explore current lines of congruence and tension between American pragmatism and contemporary Whitehead scholarship. This conference will encourage original and creative work by leading scholars that not only furthers the understanding of American Philosophy, but seeks to advance it.
Date: November 29-December 1, 2012
Location: Claremont, CA
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Forthcoming Publication: Foundations of Relational Realism (August 23, 2012)
The Contemporary Whitehead Studies series is pleased to announce its third volume: Foundations of Relational Realism: Quantum Mechanics, Category Theory, and the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead. Forthcoming in 2013, in this unique two-part volume, designed to be comprehensible by both specialists and non-specialists, the authors demonstrate that the decoherent histories interpretation of quantum mechanics, structured within a category theoretic topological formalism, provides a coherent and consistent Whiteheadian internal-relational framework by which local quantum events can be globally related both causally and logically.
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Sixth International Conference: Call For Graduate Student Papers (June 20, 2012)
The Whitehead Research Project announces its Sixth International Conference, entitled "Experience & Reality: Thinking with Whitehead and American Pragmatism," to be held at Claremont Graduate University on November 29-December 1, 2012. This conference will explore current lines of congruence and tension between American pragmatism, classical American philosophy, and contemporary Whitehead scholarship. We thus invite graduate students to submit papers that address questions such as: Is Whitehead a Pragmatist and/or an American philosopher? What contrasts and affinities exist between American Pragmatism and Whitehead’s thought? What new questions, strategies, and critiques emerge by juxtaposing their distinct perspectives?
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James Bradley Passed Away (May 31, 2012)
It is with great sadness that we report the death of James Bradley, Professor of Philosophy and Head of the Department of Philosophy at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. James passed away on May 17th, 2012. James was on the International Board of Academic Advisors for the Whitehead Research Project (WRP), a Research Member of WRP, and participated in numerous conferences sponsored by WRP. More importantly, he was a valued colleague, mentor, and friend. He will be sorely missed.
New Publication: Butler on Whithead (April 1, 2012)
We are pleased to announce the second volume of the Contemporary Whitehead Studies series: Butler on Whitehead: On the Occasion. This volume is based on the first set of formal conversations which brings together the dynamic philosophies of two eminent thinkers: Judith Butler and Alfred North Whitehead.
Thinking in a Whiteheadian Mode (December 12, 2011)
Jay McDaniel, Professor of Religion at Hendrix College, scholar of Whitehead, and author of the website Jesus, Jazz, and Buddhism (JJB), provides an interesting reflection on what it means to be a process thinker, and reviews the variety of vantage points represented at WRP's fifth international conference, Whitehead: The Next Generation. Visit the JJB website to read the full article.