The Whitehead Research Project recently discovered some exciting photos from the Sherborne School Archives. Whitehead attended Sherborne School in Dorset from 1875-1880; these five photos were taken between 1877-1879, when he was just 16-18 years old, the oldest known photos of Whitehead.
Ninth International WRP Conference Whitehead Revealed: Examining Whitehead’s First Year of Harvard Lectures Date: November 30 – December 2, 2017 After more than ten years of work, the Whitehead Research Project has produced the first volume in the Edinburgh Critical Edition of the Complete Works of Alfred North Whitehead
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.
New Publication: The Harvard Lectures of Alfred North Whitehead, 1924-1925: Philosophical Presuppositions of Science After years of diligent effort by the critical edition team, the Whitehead Research Project is very pleased to announce the publication of the first volume of the The Edinburgh Critical Edition of the Complete Works of Alfred North Whitehead
The following article also appears in issue 39.1 of Process Perspectives. 2016 WRP Conference: A Whiteheadian Laboratory by Joseph Petek As the lead organizer of the last couple of WRP’s conferences, my most vivid impressions of our most recent event have to do with the way it confounded my planning and expectations.
Upcoming Conference: Whiteheadian Laboratory (Dec 1-3, 2016) This year’s conference asks: How does the work of A.N. Whitehead help us to not just think differently, but also act, live, communicate, and learn differently? A more specific way of putting this question is to ask: How Do We Make Ourselves a Proposition?
Creaturely Cosmologies: Why Metaphysics Matters for Animal and Planetary Liberation, by Brianne Donaldson, (Lexington Books, 2015) examines Alfred North Whitehead’s process-relational thought and the nonviolent Indian tradition of Jainism, as well as the thinking of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Judith Butler, Donna Haraway, Karen Barad
Thinking with Whitehead and the American Pragmatists: Experience and Reality, Brian G. Henning, William T. Myers, and Joseph D. John, Eds., (Lexington Books, 2015) explores the deep lines of convergence between the philosophies of Alfred North Whitehead, C. S. Peirce, William James, John Dewey, and other classical American philosophers.
The Divine Manifold, Roland Faber, (Lexington Books, 2014) is a postmodern enquiry in intersecting themes of the concept and reality of multiplicity in a chaosmos that does not refuse a dimension of theopoetics, but rather defines it in terms of divine polyphilia, the love of multiplicity.