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Thinking with Whitehead : a free and wild creation of concepts

Author: Isabelle Stengers; Michael Chase; Bruno Latour
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2011.
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Alfred North Whitehead has never gone out of print, but for a time he was decidedly out of fashion in the English-speaking world. In a splendid work that serves as both introduction and erudite commentary, Isabelle Stengers-one of today's leading philosophers of science-goes straight to the beating heart of Whitehead's thought. The product of thirty years' engagement with the mathematician-philosopher's entire  Read more...
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Named Person: Alfred North Whitehead; Alfred North Whitehead; Alfred North Whitehead; Alfred North Whitehead; Alfred North Whitehead
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isabelle Stengers; Michael Chase; Bruno Latour
ISBN: 9780674048034 0674048032
OCLC Number: 676725406
Description: xix, 531 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword: What is given in experience? / Bruno Latour --
Introduction: Whitehead today? --
From the philosophy of nature to metaphysics. The mathematician and the sunset --
Events and passage --
The foothold of the mind --
There it is again --
Attention to objects --
The ingression of scientific objects --
Interlude: A pragmatics of concepts --
Science and the modern world : a strange book --
A new epoch? --
From the concept of nature to the order of nature --
Scientific objects and the test of the organism --
The event from its own standpoint? --
Entry into metaphysics --
The great refusal --
Cosmology. Hic circuli, hic saltus --
Thinking under the constraint of creativity --
The risks of speculative interpretation --
Feeling one's world --
Justifying life? --
The adventure of the senses --
Actuality between physics and the divine --
And they became souls --
Modes of existence, modes of thought --
God and the world --
An adventure of ideas --
Conclusion: Word of a dragon, word of trance.
Other Titles: Penser avec Whitehead.
Responsibility: Isabelle Stengers ; translated by Michael Chase ; foreword by Bruno Latour.

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