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Whitehead at Harvard, 1924-1925

Brian G. Henning and Joseph Petek


This book examines the significance of Whitehead’s first year of lectures at Harvard, recently published in the first volume of The Edinburgh Critical Edition of the Complete Works of Alfred North Whitehead--The Harvard Lectures of Alfred North Whitehead, 1924–1925: Philosophical Presuppositions of Science (2017). After spending a long career in England teaching mathematics, including publishing the seminal Principia Mathematica with Bertrand Russell, Whitehead was invited to join the Harvard philosophy department in 1924 at the age of 63. He would produce his most important philosophical work ... More

Keywords: Alfred North Whitehead, philosophy, metaphysics, science

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474461351
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461351.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian G. Henning, editor
Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington

Joseph Petek, editor
Claremont School of Theology

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Part I The First Lecture

1 First Lecture: September, 1924

Alfred North Whitehead1

Part II The Fitness of the Environment

Part III Physics and Relativity

10 Reply to Desmet

Gary L. Herstein

Part IV Whitehead’s Philosophical Context

11 Whitehead and Kant at Copenhagen

Jason Bell and Seshu Iyengar

13 Footnotes to Plato

Aljoscha Berve

Part V Metaphysical Reflections

14 Diagrams and Myths

George Allan

Part VI Reinterpreting Whitehead