A Niche for Subjectivity: Emergence and Process according to S. Alexander and A. N. Whitehead

Nóema 4 (2) (2013)

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Maria Regina Brioschi
Università degli Studi di Milano
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Why an emergentist account of subjectivity? On the one hand, emergentism provides a new paradigm to rethink subjectivity beyond any dualism. At the same time, the issue of subjectivity puts a strain on emergentism itself, and pushes it beyond its limits. To show it, in the present paper I address a fundamental question: How can we describe subjectivity from an emergentist perspective? To answer, I will tackle Samuel Alexander’s and Alfred North Whitehead’s emergentist accounts of subjectivity. Alexander locates subjectivity into a consistent emergentist framework, but his model of subjectivity remains grounded in the classical interpretation of subjectivity as mind. Whitehead gives a more innovative model of subjectivity, which implies a radical revision of its temporality and connection to the world, but this leads him beyond emergentism as a whole
Keywords Novelty  British Emergentism  Time  Whitehead  Process Philosophy  soggettività  Emergence  emergentismo britannico  filosofia del processo  evoluzione  supergetto  emergenza  tempo  novità  Alexander  Superject  Evolution  Subjectivity
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DOI 10.13130/2239-5474/3270
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