David Ray Griffin's Whitehead's Radically Different Postmodern Philosophy: An PDF

By David Ray Griffin

Examines the postmodern implications of Whitehead’s metaphysical system.

Postmodern philosophy is usually disregarded as unintelligible, self-contradictory, and as a passing fad with out contribution to make to the issues confronted via philosophers in our time. whereas this characterization should be precise of the kind of philosophy classified postmodern within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties, David Ray Griffin argues that Alfred North Whitehead had formulated a extensively varied kind of postmodern philosophy to which those criticisms don't observe. Griffin exhibits the ability of Whitehead’s philosophy in facing various 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 number of criticisms, together with the cost that it really is incompatible with relativity theory.

“Those who're surprising with Griffin’s fresh books can be thankful for this transparent, readable, and thorough creation to Whitehead’s philosophy as positive (rather than deconstructive) and postmodern. even though, those people who are good versed in Griffin’s earlier books also will reap the benefits of his accelerated use of the speculation of hard-core good judgment, his security of theological ethics, and his special exam of Whitehead’s reformed subjectivist precept. briefly, this can be a superb booklet that may be learn with revenue by means of philosophers and theologians generally.” — Daniel A. Dombrowski, writer of Rawls and faith: The Case for Political Liberalism

“No one operating within the region of procedure idea probably want to pass over this significant new e-book by way of David Ray Griffin.” — Donald W. Sherburne, coeditor of Whitehead’s Philosophy: issues of Connection

David Ray Griffin is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy of faith on the Claremont college of Theology and Claremont Graduate collage in California. His many books comprise faith and medical Naturalism: Overcoming the Conflicts, additionally released by means of SUNY Press.

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