Whitehead
and the Problems of
Thought, Language, and Culture
rethinking

Sponsors

We would like to express our appreciation to the following:

Whitehead Research Project

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The Whitehead Research Project (WRP) is dedicated to the research of, and scholarship on, the texts, philosophy and life of Alfred North Whitehead. It explores and analyzes the relevance of Whitehead's thought in dialogue with contemporary philosophies in order to unfold his philosophy of organism and its consequences for our time and in relation to emerging philosophical thought. Of particular interest is the investigation into the emergence of Whitehead's philosophy in the context of British and American pragmatism, its complicated relation to Continental philosophy and the analytic tradition, the relevance of his thought in the discourse of post-modern paradigms of deconstruction and post-structuralism, and its creative impulse for developing process philosophies. Additionally, following Whitehead's own inclination to reach beyond European modes of thought, WRP seeks to extend its horizon of research by fostering similar conversations with strains of Indian and East Asian thought, thereby exhibiting de facto mutual influence–e.g., with the Kyoto School of Buddhist philosophy.

Website: whiteheadresearch.org


The Center for Process Studies

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The Center for Process Studies (CPS) is a research center of Claremont School of Theology, and affiliated with Claremont Graduate University. CPS seeks to promote the common good by means of the relational approach found in process thought. Process thought is based on the work of philosophers Alfred North Whitehead and Charles Hartshorne, two contemporary examples of a longstanding philosophical tradition that emphasizes becoming and change over static being. Process thought helps to harmonize moral, aesthetic, and religious intuitions with scientific insights. CPS was founded in 1973 by John B. Cobb, Jr. and David Ray Griffin to encourage exploration of the relevance of process thought to many fields of reflection and action.

Website: www.ctr4process.org


The Department of Religion at Claremont Graduate University

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The Department of Religion at CGU is synonymous with excellence in graduate-level religious studies. The programs are student-centered and characterized by personal attention and flexibility. Religion faculty members are widely recognized for successfully combining traditional modes of scholarship with new methodologies in the social sciences and the humanities. The School owes much of its character and richness to its close collaboration with the Claremont School of Theology and the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges. Because of the low student-faculty ratio, seminars in religion are typically quite small, with most doctoral seminars ranging in size from five to fifteen students.

Website: www.cgu.edu/sor


Claremont School of Theology

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Located in Southern California -- the most diverse region in the United States -- Claremont School of Theology is looking forward to the needs of the future church, one that's ready to preach and practice the Gospel message of love and compassion in a radically diverse world. To do that,they're building on a relatively simple educational philosophy: desegregating religious education so that their students can better learn about others as they learn about themselves. Research is showing that students gain a deeper understanding of their own faith when educated in the presence of religious diversity. It's a ground-breaking -- and controversial -- approach to ministerial education and Christian formation.

Website: www.cst.edu