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By Brian G. Henning

Alfred North Whitehead's interpreters often pay much less cognizance to his later monographs and essays. Process and Reality is taken to be the definitive middle of the Whiteheadian universe and the later works, thereby, seem to many simply as purposes or gildings of subject matters already brought prior. but, is it additionally attainable that the dominance of this attitude has obscured or maybe distorted extra artistic advancements of Whitehead's concept? This quantity deals a kind of Copernican revolution in Whitehead interpretation, methodologically and conceptually inviting its individuals to watch Whitehead's paintings from the viewpoint of his later works. the purpose of this preferencing is intended to not invalidate prior ways to Whitehead's idea neither is the inference that the later works are extra authoritative. but, simply because the first space-based photographs of our planet eternally replaced humanity's knowing of its position within the universe, moving the alleged middle of, or maybe decentering of the view on, Whitehead's "philosophy of organism" to the later works, we'd observe formerly obscured rules or new vistas of idea appropriate not just to our present philosophical panorama, but in addition to the urgent problems with our fragile and endangered international. This quantity invitations its individuals and readers to think about even if one thereby additionally strikes past metaphysics?

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