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Whitehead's Process Relational Philosophy

Whitehead's Process Relational Philosophy

WHITEHEAD'S PROCESS RELATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
C. Robert MesleMark R. Dibben

People say that machinery and commerce are driving beauty out of the modern world. I do not believe it. A new beauty is being added, a more intellectual beauty, appealing to the understanding as much as to the eye.

Alfred North Whitehead, 1917: 67

My point is that the final outlook of philosophic thought cannot be based upon the exact statements which form the basis of special sciences.

The exactness is a fake.

Alfred North Whitehead, 1941: 700

INTRODUCTION

Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1947) was 21 when Darwin died. He was profoundly influenced by Darwin's vision of a world in an evolutionary process rather than a fixed state. He and his graduate student, Bertrand Russell, wrote the three-volume Principia Mathematica ...

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