“Philosophers’ Weekend” Photos, 1932

The Whitehead Research Project was lucky enough to receive a dozen photos of Whitehead back in August 2016 from a relative of Henry Osborn Taylor and Julia Isham Taylor, the couple who anonymously donated the entirety of Whitehead’s Harvard salary throughout his tenure from 1924-37, and thus made possible his appointment.


Conference Report: Whitehead Revealed

The following article also appears in issue 40.1 of Process Perspectives. The 9th International Whitehead Research Project Conference – Whitehead Revealed: Examining Whitehead’s First Year of Harvard Lectures by Joseph Petek From November 30th to December 2nd, 2017, the Whitehead Research Project held its annual conference in Claremont, California.


Portrait of Whitehead as a Young Man

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.

Conference Announcement, News

Upcoming Conference: Whitehead Revealed

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

New Books

New Book: Beyond Whitehead

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 Books

New Book: Harvard Lectures, 1924-1925

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


Conference Report: A Whitehead Laboratory

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.

Conference Announcement

Upcoming Conference: Whiteheadian Laboratory

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?

New Books

New Book: Creaturely Cosmologies

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