By David Ray Griffin
Examines the postmodern implications of Whitehead’s metaphysical system.
Postmodern philosophy is usually brushed aside as unintelligible, self-contradictory, and as a passing fad without contribution to make to the issues confronted by way of philosophers in our time. whereas this characterization could be actual of the kind of philosophy categorized postmodern within the Eighties and Nineties, David Ray Griffin argues that Alfred North Whitehead had formulated a significantly assorted kind of postmodern philosophy to which those criticisms don't practice. Griffin exhibits the facility of Whitehead’s philosophy in facing a number modern issues—the mind-body relation, ecological ethics, fact as correspondence, the relation of time in physics to the (irreversible) time of our lives, and the truth of ethical norms. He additionally defends a particular size of Whitehead’s postmodernism, his theism, opposed to a variety of criticisms, together with the cost that it really is incompatible with relativity theory.
“Those who're unexpected with Griffin’s contemporary books could be thankful for this transparent, readable, and thorough creation to Whitehead’s philosophy as confident (rather than deconstructive) and postmodern. even if, people who find themselves good versed in Griffin’s past books also will make the most of his extended use of the speculation of hard-core universal feel, his safeguard of theological ethics, and his targeted exam of Whitehead’s reformed subjectivist precept. briefly, this is often a very good ebook that may be learn with revenue via philosophers and theologians generally.” — Daniel A. Dombrowski, writer of Rawls and faith: The Case for Political Liberalism
“No one operating within the sector of approach concept may want to pass over this significant new ebook by way of David Ray Griffin.” — Donald W. Sherburne, coeditor of Whitehead’s Philosophy: issues of Connection