Process Studies

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    Identity: Duality or Tripartism?Noel Boulting - 2022 - Process Studies 51 (2):185-203.
    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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  2. From Drive to Value.Jason Brown & Denys Zhadiaiev - 2022 - Process Studies 51 (2):204-220.
    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 (...)
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    Performing Flights: Perspectivism and Shamanic Epistemology in the Amazon.Alessandro Gonçalves Campolina - 2022 - Process Studies 51 (2):169-184.
    Alfred North Whitehead famously 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, (...)
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  4. For What Can We Still Hope?John B. Cobb - 2022 - Process Studies 51 (2):245-249.
    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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    Process Metaphysics and Mutative Life: Sketches of Lived Time.Kamila Kwapińska - 2022 - Process Studies 51 (2):257-262.
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    Is There a Principle of Continued Material Being?M. Gregory Oakes - 2022 - Process Studies 51 (2):221-244.
    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 of Zeno, 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 (...)
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    Untying the Gordian Knot: Process, Reality, and Context.Matthew D. Segall - 2022 - Process Studies 51 (2):250-257.
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    Something Unheard Of: The Unparalleled Legacy of Jules Lequyer.Donald Wayne Viney - 2022 - Process Studies 51 (2):143-168.
    This article examines the thought of the nineteenth-century French thinker Jules Lequyer, who influenced Charles Renouvier, William James, and Jean-Paul Sartre. Charles Hartshorne, 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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    Metaphysical Doctrines of the Anlo of Ghana and Process Philosophy.Roseline Elorm Adzogble - 2022 - Process Studies 51 (1):25-45.
    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 (...)
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    The Philosophical Advantages of Whitehead's Physics: Explanation as Primary.Daniel Athearn - 2022 - Process Studies 51 (1):70-94.
    A. N. Whitehead's approach to physical theorizing contrasts with that of mainstream or official 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. Unlike Einstein's, Whitehead's approach to relativity primarily seeks explanation rather than utility ; also, it avoids the philosophical problems with Einstein's theory alleged by Whitehead and a range (...)
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    Conceptions of Experienced Time and the Practice of Life.Noel Boulting - 2022 - Process Studies 51 (1):46-69.
    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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    The Dipolar Character of Being in Plato and Whitehead.Daniel A. Dombrowski - 2022 - Process Studies 51 (1):118-130.
    It has often been noticed that Plato's 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 Plato's. In this regard I will concentrate on Whitehead's recently published Harvard Lectures.
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    Process and Aesthetics: An Outline of Whiteheadian Aesthetics and Beyond.Veronika Krajickova - 2022 - Process Studies 51 (1):131-135.
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    Ode to Heraclitus.Leemon McHenry - 2022 - Process Studies 51 (1):5-5.
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    Religion and Hatred: Examining an Unpublished Whitehead Essay.Joseph Petek - 2022 - Process Studies 51 (1):6-24.
    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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    Mind, Value, and Cosmos: On the Relational Nature of Ultimacy.Austin Roberts - 2022 - Process Studies 51 (1):135-138.
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    Whitehead on Religion in a Metaphysical Context: Some Pros and Cons.L. Scott Smith - 2022 - Process Studies 51 (1):95-117.
    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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