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Process-Relational Philosophy: An Introduction to Alfred North Whitehead
Publisher: Templeton Press; 1st edition
Year Published: 2008
Weight: 10 oz
Dimensions: 0 x 0 x 0 in
This book provides a basic introduction to Whitehead's Process and Reality, the vision that underlies much of contemporary process philosophy, theology, political theory, educational theory, and the religion-science dialogue. A companion volume to the author's acclaimed Process Theology: A Basic Introduction, it shows the way beyond both reductive materialism and the traps of Cartesian dualism to a world of continual process and becoming, where each person relates to every other and to all of nature.
Mesle clearly and succinctly explains Whitehead's complex creative philosophy and shows how his holistic vision of nature lays the groundwork for integrating evolutionary biology and physics, philosophy of mind, environmental ethics, theology, religious pluralism, education, and economics. In addition, he explains why Whitehead's view of an interrelated universe matters today when the world faces seemingly overwhelming problems such as global warming, sectarian violence, and extinction of species.