9781599471327

Process-Relational Philosophy : An Introduction to Alfred North Whitehead

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  • Copyright: 3/1/2008
  • Publisher: Templeton Foundation Pr
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Summary

Process-Relational Philosophy provides a basic introduction to Alfred North Whitehead's Process and Reality, the vision that underlies much of contemporary process philosophy, theology, political theory, educational theory, and the religion-science dialogue. A companion volume to the author's acclaimed Process Theology: A Basic Introduction, it shows the way beyond both reductive materialism and the traps of Cartesian dualism to a world of continual process and becoming, where each person relates to every other and to all of nature.

Author Biography

C. Robert Mesle is professor and chair of the Philosophy and Religion Department of Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa

Table of Contents

Being and Becoming: A Personal Prefacep. ix
A Process-Relational World: An Adventure That Mattersp. 3
Imaginative Generalization: The Search for a Comprehensive Visionp. 11
Minds, Bodies, and Experience: Envisioning a Unified Selfp. 20
Experience All the Way Down: Seeking an Imaginative Leapp. 31
Reality as Relational Process: Substance and Processp. 42
Reality as a Causal Web: A Constructive Postmodernismp. 54
Unilateral Power: Power, Value, and Realityp. 65
Relational Power: So What?p. 72
Creativity, Freedom, and God: What Makes Freedom Possible?p. 79
Looking Ahead: The Future of Process-Relational Thoughtp. 89
Getting Technical: Whitehead's Languagep. 93
Notesp. 111
Suggested Readingp. 119
Indexp. 121
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