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I. Weber et al., After Whitehead Michel Weber (ed.), After Whitehead : Rescher on Process Metaphysics, Frankfurt / Lancaster, ontos verlag, Process Thought I, 2004. (339 p. ; ISBN 3-937202-49-8 ; 89 €) When Rescher’s Process Metaphysics (1996) was published, it was widely acclaimed as a major step towards the academic recognition of a “mode of thought” that has otherwise been confined within sharp scholarly boundaries. Of course it is not an easy book : despite its stylistic clarity, it remains the complex outcome of a life’s work in most areas of philosophy. The goal of the present volume is to systematically unfold the vices and virtues of Process Metaphysics, and thereby to specify the contemporary state of affairs in process thought. To do so, the editor has gathered one focused contribution per chapter, each paper addressing specifically and explicitly its assigned chapter and seeking to promote a dialogue with Rescher. In addition, the volume features Rescher’s replies to the papers. « Whenever Nicholas Rescher writes, wise philosophers take note. This volume bears witness to that fact. Its essays not only engage Rescher’s wrestling with Alfred North Whitehead and process metaphysics in helpful ways but also make distinctive and instructive contributions of their own. This book advances the development of an important and lively philosophical tradition. » John K. Roth, Edward J. Sexton Professor of Philosophy and Director of The Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights, Claremont McKenna College, USA. Table of Contents Key to Abbreviations of N. Rescher’s Relevant Works Preface, Paul Gochet (Liège) Acknowledgements List of Contributors Introduction. Process Metaphysics in Context, Michel Weber (Chromatiques whiteheadiennes) I. History of Process-Philosophy. Problems of Method and Doctrine, Michael Hampe (Zürich) II. The Taming of Change, Lieven Decock (Tilburg) III. Process and Particulars, Johanna Seibt (Aarhus) IV. Rescher on Process and Universals, George W. Shields (Kentucky State) V. Rescher’s Philosophy of Nature, Pete A. Y. Gunter (North Texas) VI. Reflections on Process and Persons, Harald Atmanspacher (Freiburg) & Jack Martin (Simon Fraser) VII. Process Logic and Epistemology, Jacques Riche (Leuven) VIII. Science : Process and History, Hanne Andersen (Copenhagen) IX. Process Theology, John B. Cobb, Jr. (Claremont) X. Process Philosophy : Via Idearum or Via Negativa ?, Anderson Weekes (New York) XI (Appendix). Process Semantics, Roberto Poli (Trento) Replies, Nicholas Rescher (Pittsburgh) General Bibliography & Index Nominum

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