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On Whitehead (Wadsworth Notes)

On Whitehead (Wadsworth Notes)
Author: Philip Rose
ISBN 13: 9780534583774
ISBN 10: 534583776
Edition: 1
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication Date: 2001-04-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 104
List Price: $15.95

This brief text assists readers in understanding Whitehead's philosophy and thinking so they can more fully engage in useful, intelligent dialogue and improve their understanding of content. Part of the Wadsworth Notes Series, (which will eventually consist of approximately 100 titles, each focusing on a single "thinker" from ancient times to the present), ON WHITEHEAD is written by a philosopher deeply versed in the philosophy of this key thinker. Like other books in the series, this concise book offers su


Focusing on Whitehead's own writing, rather than on secondary sources and the debates they contain, and avoiding specialized terminology, Rose (Dalhousie U.) presents an overview of the philosopher's thought in accessible form suitable for undergraduate students who have had a survey of thought. Rose has chosen to make little mention of the role of God and to present Whitehead's philosophy as a metaphysics of construction. In this vein he discusses Whitehead's transcendental objectivism, his theories of time, reality, and the cosmos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)