The Whitehead Reading Group aims to provide an informal setting through which Whitehead scholars can begin to think collaboratively about what the archival documents found in the Whitehead Research Library (WRL) tell us about Whitehead’s philosophy and life. Launched in February 2019, the WRL contains archival Whitehead materials seldom or never seen before, including almost the entirety of the papers donated to WRP by Whitehead’s grandson.
Meetings will take place via Zoom, with discussions led by co-vectors Brianne Donaldson of UC Irvine, Brian G. Henning of Gonzaga University, and Joseph Petek of WRP.
You can register to take part in the reading group here. Registration is FREE.
The reading group will meet on Friday mornings from 9:00am–10:30am Pacific Time every three weeks starting on January 29, with readings announced at least one meeting prior. We hope you’ll join us as we begin to explore these exciting new materials!
Readings for the meetings can be found below. Click the links for additional information on each reading, as well as where they can be downloaded.
- January 29: First Harvard lecture.
- February 19: Religious Psychology of the Western Peoples.
- March 12: Freedom and Order.
- April 2: Reading(s) to be announced.
- April 23: Reading(s) to be announced.
Our first meeting on January 29 is now in the books. 140 people from 22 different countries signed up for the reading group, and about 70 people attended the first meeting. We were pleasantly shocked at the level of interest in the Whitehead Research Library!
Our next meeting will be on Friday, February 19 from 9:00–10:30am PST. The reading can be found here; please see the “Guidance for the reading” for some things to think about as you read.
Questions? Contact Joe Petek at .