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An Appeal to Our Readers

If you have been following the progress of the Critical Edition of Whitehead, you may already know that we have been making great progress in editing the two volumes of Whitehead’s Essays and Articles—that is, all essays or articles that were either never collected into books, or that only appeared in the looser collections The… Read More An Appeal to Our Readers

Critical Edition Update

Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, fall 2022

We are now two weeks removed from a very successful conference on the second volume of Whitehead’s Harvard Lectures (HL2). Fourteen people presented papers, and there were a total of 118 registrants from 22 different countries. Moreover, video recordings of the conference proceedings are now available for free on the Whitehead Research Project YouTube channel,… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, fall 2022

Critical Edition Update

Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, summer 2022

The first thing we want to mention in this update is that the deadline for proposals for the Critical Edition of Whitehead Conference has just passed (on June 30th). Registrations for this free virtual conference, however, are still very much open. It will take place on Friday and Saturday, 16–17 September 2022, about two-and-a-half months… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, summer 2022

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

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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

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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