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1. Process Studies: Volume > 51 > Issue: 2
Donald Wayne Viney Something Unheard Of: The Unparalleled Legacy of Jules Lequyer
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This article examines the thought of the nineteenth-century French thinker Jules Lequyery who influenced Charles Renouvier, William James, and Jean-Paul Sartre. Charles HartshornCy who never ceased to promote Lequyer s importance, refers to the Frenchman in all but five of his twenty-one books. Lequyer is especially noteworthy because of his philosophical defense of human freedom against any sort of determinism
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Noel Boulting Identity: Duality or Tripartism?
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This article explores the relationship between three elements—personality character, and script—to interpret the idea of someone's identity, A common way to deal with this relationship is in terms of a duality, but a tripartite analysis works better. The article relies heavily on the thought of Charles Hartshorne, with the aid of Simone Weil and Charles Sanders Peirce
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Alessandro Gongalves Campolina Performing Flights: Perspectivism and Shamanic Epistemology in the Amazon
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Alfred North Whiteheadfamously compares the philosophical method of knowledge acquisition with the process of flying an airplane. Likewise, "shamanic flight" marks stages of cognitive processing in navigation through perceptible and imperceptible worlds. This article focuses on the cosmovision of the Amazon people Huni Kuin, the Whiteheadian method of imaginative rationalization, and the concept of Amerindian perspectivism. This study also investigates shamanism as an experience of knowledge generation. Furthermore, "shamanic flight, "as an ecstatic technique experienced in many diverse Amerindian rituals, will be explored as a method in the discovery and organization ofnonhuman alterities. Finally, Amazonian-based shamanic epistemology will be discussed within a "multinaturalist" ontology.
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John B. Cobby For What Can We Still Hope?
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This short article was originally delivered as a lecture in China. The article responds to the question asked in the title with a tentative and qualified optimism based on the thought of Alfred North Whitehead.
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M. Gregory Oakes Is There a Principle of Continued Material Being?
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What is the relation of an earlier being to a later such that given the earlier there is or will be a later? I call this the question of material continuation. To answer, I offer a review of several philosophers thoughts, including those ofZeno, Aristotle, Descartes, Bertrand Russell, Henri Bergson, and Alfred North Whitehead. While there is considerable variety among the ontological views of these philosophers, and indeed some direct opposition of both method and assertion, my review suggests that material continuation may be explained by reference to a principle of continual creation. This principle is reflected in Aristotles unmoved mover, in Descartess account of God's activity in persistence, in Bergsons concept of la duree, and in Whitehead's principle of creativity. It disappears from view in objective methodologies first emerging in pre-Socratic thought, made rigorous by the development of science by the modern philosophers such as Descartes, and realized in the scientist philosophy of Russell. I include some consideration of whether the creative principle might be ideal or divine.
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Jason Brown, Denys Zhadiaiev From Drive to Value
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This article takes up the processual account of drive and its derivations in relation to desire and emotion with an aim to explore the continuity of feeling from internal drive to value in the world. A mental state or act of cognition begins with an impulse and the category of instinctual drive. Drive partitions to desire, which is shaped by value. The combined concept/feeling can remain internal as emotion or distribute into action in vocalization or display. The transition in the mental state from drive (need) through desire (want) is constrained by intrinsic value, which accompanies the object outward as extrinsic value (worth). The partly intrapersonal nature of action prevents feeling from externalizing. Feeling drives concepts to completion. Concepts propelled by feeling undergo specification to images and/or objects. The feeling in the action gives intensity to emotion; the concept in the perception gives the quality of emotion. Feeling empowers concepts to finality, as emotions, ideas, or act/objects. In the animal mind, feeling empowers drive categories. In the human mind, feeling distributes as emotion into a diversity of ideas. Feeling unfelt in lower organisms is felt in a human mind according to the degree of individuation.
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Matthew D. Segall Timothy E. Eastman. Untying the Gordian Knot: Process Reality and Context
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Kamila Kwapińska Wahida Khandker. Process Metaphysics and Mutative Life: Sketches Of Lived Time
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Leemon McHenry Ode to Heraclitus
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Joseph Petek Religion and Hatred: Examining an Unpublished Whitehead Essay
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This article examines a recently discovered unpublished essay by Alfred North Whitehead titled "Religious Psychology of the Western Peoples." It is the most sustained criticism of religion he would ever make. This essay is put into conversation with a previously published essay by Whitehead titled "An Appeal to Sanity"
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Roseline Elorm Adzogble Metaphysical Doctrines of the Anlo of Ghana and Process Philosophy
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Concepts of mutual interdependence, process, creative advance, and God occupy key areas in the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead. Process metaphysics lays emphasis on a naturalism of rigorous rational and empirical methodology with far-reaching implications. Process thinkers have compared Whiteheadian thought to Buddhism, Christianity, and many other religions. However, African religious beliefs have yet to be considered in this area of study. Based on the gap in the literature, this article attempts to reconcile such seemingly different spheres. First, I offer an account of Whitehead's process metaphysics regarding the concepts mentioned above. Second, I argue that nonconventional sources of African philosophy offer conceptual understandings of philosophies of African groups and their place in the metaphysical debate. Third, I discuss these key areas of process thought in Anlo traditional pragmatic philosophy. I illustrate their like-mindedness with process metaphysics through language, religious rites, and historical accounts. I conclude that, although process philosophy overlaps in prominent areas with Anlo belief systems, questions regarding the causal nature of God distinguish the Anlo conception of divinity from that of process philosophy.
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Noel Boulting Conceptions of Experienced Time and the Practice of Life
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This article is prompted by some ideas from Robert S. Brumbaugh and Alfred North Whitehead, in particular. Four different views of experienced time are considered as well as four different conceptions of the practice of life that are the implications of these views of time. Further, four different famous works of literature are considered in the effort to understand these views of time and their implications for the practice of life.
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Daniel Athearn The Philosophical Advantages of Whitehead's Physics: Explanation as Primary
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A. N. Whitehead's approach to physical theorizing contrasts with that of mainstream or official (modern) physics in being centrally concerned with articulating a background explanation of physical facts and phenomena in general that would take the place of the "ether" of classical physics, a project otherwise unpursued by the science in its modern period (though luminaries in the field have occasionally hinted at reviving this kind of explanation under certain constraints). Unlike Einsteins, Whitehead's approach to relativity primarily seeks explanation rather than utility (in formulating laws); also, it avoids the philosophical problems with Einstein's theory alleged by Whitehead and a range of other philosophers. This stops short of a finding as to the comparative worth of Whitehead's alternative basis for quantitative formulations.
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Daniel A. Dombrowski The Dipolar Character of Being in Plato and Whitehead
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It has often been noticed that Platos metaphysical view of being is dipolar. The purpose of the present article is to detail what it means to say that being is dipolar in Plato. Further, I will explore the extent to which dipolarity in Whitehead is indebted to Plato and the extent to which Whitehead's dipolarity is different from Platos. In this regard I will concentrate on Whitehead's recently published Harvard Lectures.
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L. Scott Smith Whitehead on Religion in a Metaphysical Context: Some Pros and Cons
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This article treats religion as a central concern in Whitehead. His view of rational religion relies primarily on rational inference, not direct intuition. Taking seriously in religion the nonreflective elements in human cognition would not jeopardize, but would strengthen, his treatment of the reflective ones. While religion can certainly include vestiges of human savagery, it also promotes the ascent of humanity beyond social decay and enhances the art of life
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Veronika Krajickova Ondrej Dadejik, Martin Kaplicky, Milos Sevcik, and Vlastimil Zuska. Process and Aesthetics: An Outline of Whiteheadian Aesthetics and Beyond
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Austin Roberts Andrew Davis. Mind, Value, and Cosmos: On the Relational Nature of Ultimacy
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Hans-Chrisitan Lucas Lo individual y sus relaciones in ternas en Alfred North Whitehead
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