The Allure of Things: Process and Object in Contemporary Philosophy

2015.02.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Roland Faber and Andrew Goffey (eds.), The Allure of Things: Process and Object in Contemporary Philosophy, Bloomsbury, 2014,
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2015.02.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Roland Faber and Andrew Goffey (eds.), The Allure of Things: Process and Object in Contemporary Philosophy, Bloomsbury, 2014, 251pp., $112.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781472525208. Reviewed by Vincent Colapietro, Pennsylvania State University This collection grew out of a conference held in December 2010 (Metaphysics and Things: New Forms of Speculative Thought) at Claremont College, under the auspices of the Whitehead Research Project (WRP). The conference was one in an ongoing series designed to provide opportunities to exhibit the contemporary relevance of the Whiteheadian approach,[1] by encouraging (in Whitehead's words) "an active novelty of fundamental ideas illuminating the social system" (Modes of Thought, p. 174; quoted by Roland Faber in his Preface, ix).[2] Without theoretical innovation, society would allegedly suffer a "slow descent of accepted thought": the dead weight of inert ideas[3] would insure. . .

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