Critical Edition Update

Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, summer 2020

Since the last quarterly update, the major milestone we’ve reached is the one we already announced shortly after its publication: the release of “Whitehead’s Lost Papers,” a donation of Whitehead’s grandson and heir, George Whitehead. It had been over a year since the donation, and the scans now publicly available at the Whitehead Research Library… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, summer 2020

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The Whitehead book that never was

Amongst the roughly five hundred items from Whitehead’s Lost Papers that were recently posted online, there was a two-page preface to an unpublished collection of Whitehead’s essays with handwritten emendations (see above). This preface was briefly discussed and parts of it quoted in the second volume of Lowe’s biography on Whitehead,[1] but it has not… Read More The Whitehead book that never was

Critical Edition Update

Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, spring 2020

We had set ourselves two major tasks for this year: (1) finish cataloging and uploading the Whitehead papers to the Whitehead Research Library in order to be able to make them more widely available to the public, and (2) transcribe the original versions of Whitehead’s collected papers (i.e., those essays not subsequently published in monographs),… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, spring 2020

New Books

Whitehead’s Radically Temporalist Metaphysics

by George Allan Available from Lexington Books Amazon Whitehead’s Radically Temporalist Metaphysics: Recovering the Seriousness of Time George AllanPublication Date: March, 2020 Alfred North Whitehead is a major figure in the development of process philosophy because he proposes a metaphysical understanding of the nature of things that emphasizes their radical temporality. I take this to… Read More Whitehead’s Radically Temporalist Metaphysics

Critical Edition Update

Critical Edition of Whitehead year-end update, winter 2019

It has been a momentous and somewhat exhausting year for the Critical Edition of Whitehead. The “exhausting” part can largely be attributed to our work on the recently submitted second volume of Whitehead’s Harvard lectures, the completion of which consumed the bulk of our efforts for the year. Transcription of materials for the volume started… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead year-end update, winter 2019

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Second volume of Whitehead’s Harvard lectures submitted to publisher

We are extremely pleased to announce that editing is complete for the second volume of the Edinburgh Critical Edition of the Complete Works of Alfred North Whitehead, and the manuscript has now been submitted to Edinburgh University Press. The full title will be: The Harvard Lectures of Alfred North Whitehead: General Metaphysical Problems of Science,… Read More Second volume of Whitehead’s Harvard lectures submitted to publisher

New Books

Propositions in the Making

Available from Lexington Books Amazon Propositions in the Making: Experiments in a Whiteheadian Laboratory Roland Faber, Michael Halewood, and Andrew M. Davis, EditorsPublication Date: December, 2019 How do we make ourselves a Whiteheadian proposition? This question exposes the multivalent connections between postmodern thought and Whitehead’s philosophy, with particular attention to his understanding of propositions. Propositions… Read More Propositions in the Making