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 with out contribution to make to the issues confronted via philosophers in our time. whereas this characterization will be actual of the kind of philosophy categorized postmodern within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties, David Ray Griffin argues that Alfred North Whitehead had formulated a extensively various form of postmodern philosophy to which those criticisms don't practice. Griffin indicates the ability of Whitehead’s philosophy in facing a variety of 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 truly is incompatible with relativity theory.
“Those who're unexpected with Griffin’s fresh books should be thankful for this transparent, readable, and thorough advent to Whitehead’s philosophy as confident (rather than deconstructive) and postmodern. even though, those people who are good versed in Griffin’s prior books also will take advantage of his multiplied use of the speculation of hard-core universal experience, his protection of theological ethics, and his specified exam of Whitehead’s reformed subjectivist precept. briefly, this can be a great ebook which 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 idea should want to pass over this significant new publication by means of David Ray Griffin.” — Donald W. Sherburne, coeditor of Whitehead’s Philosophy: issues of Connection