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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, [2014] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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, Isabella 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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isabelle Stengers; Michael Chase; Bruno Latour
ISBN: 067441697X 9780674416970
OCLC Number: 875999968
Description: xix, 531 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword: What Is Given in Experience? / Bruno Latour --
Abbreviations and References --
Introduction: Whitehead Today? --
Part 1. From The Philosophy of Nature to Metaphysics --
1. The Mathematician and the Sunset --
2. Events and Passage --
3. The Foothold of the Mind --
4. There It Is Again --
5. Attention to Objects --
6. The Ingression of Scientific Objects --
7. Interlude: A Pragmatics of Concepts --
8. Science and the Modern World: A Strange Book --
9. A New Epoch? --
10. From the Concept of Nature to the Order of Nature --
11. Scientific Objects and the Test of the Organism --
12. The Event from Its Own Standpoint? --
13. Entry into Metaphysics --
14. The Great Refusal --
Part 2. Cosmology --
15. Hic Circuli, Hic Saltus --
16. Thinking under the Constraint of Creativity --
17. The Risks of Speculative Interpretation --
18. Feeling One's World --
19. Justifying Life? --
20. The Adventure of the Senses --
21. Actuality between Physics and the Divine --
22. And They Became Souls --
23. Modes of Existence, Modes of Thought --
24. God and the World --
25. An Adventure of Ideas --
Conclusion: Word of a Dragon, Word of Trance --
Index.
Other Titles: Penser avec Whitehead.
Responsibility: Isabelle Stengers ; translated by Michael Chase ; foreword by Bruno Latour.

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