The Lure of Whitehead

2015.05.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nicholas Gaskill and A. J. Nocek (eds.), The Lure of Whitehead, University of Minnesota Press, 2014, 427pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN
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2015.05.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nicholas Gaskill and A. J. Nocek (eds.), The Lure of Whitehead, University of Minnesota Press, 2014, 427pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780816679966. Reviewed by Brian G. Henning, Gonzaga University For three-quarters of a century the work of the mathematician and philosopher Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) has languished, ignored equally by mainstream Continental and Anglo-American thinkers. The reasons for this are complex, but, to grossly simplify, one might say that Whitehead's was a project born in the wrong season.[1] Of course, as he himself famously noted, "Philosophy never reverts to its old position after the shock of a great philosopher."[2] Whitehead's philosophy of organism did not die, though its growth was certainly stunted and many potentially verdant branches withered. After this long period of neglect, Whitehead's philosophy of organism is experiencing a rather dramatic rebirth. From the. . .

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