If Whitehead had taken care to preserve the drafts of his books and essays, his lecture notes, and his correspondence—in short, left behind the sort of Nachlass that important scholars often do—then a critical edition of his writings would no doubt have taken place long before now. As it stands, the idea of a Critical… Read More The missing drafts of Whitehead’s books
Available from Lexington Books Amazon On Philosophy, Intelligibility, and the Ordinary: Going the Bloody Hard Way Randy RamalPublication Date: February, 2021 Randy Ramal argues that philosophy’s main responsibility lies in providing intelligibility to the ordinary language of everyday life while dispelling unwarranted skepticism. Philosophers need to go the hard way to fulfill this responsibility because… Read More On Philosophy, Intelligibility, and the Ordinary
Available from Lexington Books Amazon Untying the Gordian Knot: Process, Reality, and Context Timothy E. EastmanPublication Date: December, 2020 In Untying the Gordian Knot: Process, Reality, and Context, Timothy E. Eastman proposes a new creative synthesis, the Logoi framework—which is radically inclusive and incorporates both actuality and potentiality—to show how the fundamental notions of process, logic, and relations,… Read More Untying the Gordian Knot
Available from Lexington Books Amazon Mind, Value, and Cosmos: On the Relational Nature of Ultimacy Andrew M. DavisPublication Date: October, 2020 Mind, Value, and Cosmos: On the Relational Nature of Ultimacy is an investigation into the nature of ultimacy and explanation, particularly as it relates to the status of, and relationship among Mind, Value, and the… Read More Mind, Value, and Cosmos
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
Available from Edinburgh University Press Amazon At the end of his first year of what would turn out to be thirteen years teaching at Harvard, Alfred North Whitehead wrote a letter to his eldest son, North, in which he discussed how he felt about teaching his first course in philosophy: My first session of lectures… Read More Whitehead at Harvard, 1924–1925
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
by Jeremy Fackenthal Available from Lexington Books Amazon Whitehead and Continental Philosophy in the 21st Century: Dislocations, the latest book in Contemporary Whitehead Studies, is now available from Lexington Books. Many thanks to the fine contributors for sharing their essays with us and for their work in advancing Whitehead scholarship in the twenty-first century. This… Read More Whitehead and Continental Philosophy in the 21st Century: Dislocations
Rethinking Whitehead’s Symbolism: Thought, Language, Culture, by Roland Faber, Jeffrey Bell, and Joseph Petek, Eds, (Edinburgh University Press) reconsiders Whitehead’s book Symbolism: Its Meaning and Effect.
Beyond Whitehead: Recent Advances in Process Thought, by Jakub Dziadkowiec, Lukasz Lamza, Eds, (Lexington Books) discusses the historical roots of and future perspectives for the basic concepts of process thought, and presents original contemporary work in extending and re-interpreting the basic metaphysical structure of process.