Tag: On the Structure of Reality

Processes( )Systems

On the Structure of Reality

“… static patterns of value are divided into four systems: inorganic patterns, biological patterns, social patterns and intellectual patterns. They are exhaustive. That’s all there are. If you construct an encyclopedia of four topics – Inorganic, Biological, Social and Intellectual — nothing is left out. No ‘thing’, that is. Only Dynamic Quality, which cannot be described in any encyclopedia, is…

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Books, Philosophy of Nature

The Place of Processes: Nature and Life

In October 1933 the British philosopher and mathematician Alfred North Whitehead delivered two lectures at the University of Chicago, published with the title ‘Nature and Life’, the following year.[1] The content of those two lectures, now in the public domain, is available in the Internet Archive. What follows is the integral transcription of the second lecture. Many of the arguments…

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