The Problem of Novelty and the Atomization of Time

In Aljoscha Berve & Helmut Maassen (eds.), A. N. Whitehead's Thought Through a New Prism. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: pp. 119-134 (2016)

Alexander Haitos
Southern Connecticut State University
In this paper I explore some of the reasons why Whitehead 'atomizes' time as well as offer an interpretation of this 'atomization of time' that does not banish continuity. Thought I do not discuss it in this paper, saying that Whitehead 'atomizes' time is a misnomer given most understandings of that word.
Keywords William James  Alfred North Whitehead  Henri Bergson  Time  Novelty
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