Desmet & Weber, The Algebra of Metaphysics, 2010

Ronny Desmet & Michel Weber (edited by), Whitehead. The Algebra of Metaphysics. Applied Process Metaphysics Summer Institute Memorandum, Louvain-la-Neuve, Les Éditions Chromatika, 2010. (978-2-930517-08-7 ; 378 p. ; 40 €)

Drawing upon the major Harvard works —Science and the Modern World (1925), Process and Reality (1929) and Adventures of Ideas (1933)—, the essays gathered here on the occasion of the creation of the Applied Process Metaphysics Summer Institute, seek, first, to introduce into Whitehead’s thought by clarifying what is at stake in his philosophy and by providing a synoptic vision of his key categories in light of their historical development and, second, to foster a creative dialogue among all participants. These essays give the opportunity to travel through most aspects of Whitehead’s legacy : anthropology, ecology, education, epistemology, metaphysics, psychology, political theory and relativity physics.

Ronny Desmet holds an M.A. in mathematics (1983), an M.A. and a Ph.D. in philosophy (2005 and 2010). He is currently research assistant at the Centre of Logic and Philosophy of Science, Free University of Brussels. His research and publications have focused on Whitehead’s philosophy of mathematics and relativity.

Michel Weber holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in philosophy (1991 and 1997). He is the director of the Centre for Philosophical Practice “Chromatiques whiteheadiennes.” He has published more than 30 books, e.g., Whitehead’s Pancreativism. The Basics (2006) and the Handbook of Whiteheadian Process Thought (2008).

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