The Lure of Whitehead

The Lure of Whitehead

By: A.J. Nocek (editor), Nicholas Gaskill (editor)Hardback

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Once largely ignored, the speculative philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead has assumed a new prominence in contemporary theory across the humanities and social sciences. Philosophers and artists, literary critics and social theorists, anthropologists and computer scientists have all embraced Whitehead\u2019s thought, extending it through inquiries into the nature of life, the problem of consciousness, and the ontology of objects, as well as into experiments in education and digital media.The Lure of Whitehead offers readers not only a comprehensive introduction to Whitehead\u2019s philosophy but also a demonstration of how his work advances our emerging understanding of life in the posthuman epoch. Contributors: Jeffrey A. Bell, Southeastern Louisiana U; Nathan Brown, U of California, Davis; Peter Canning; Didier Debaise, Free U of Brussels; Roland Faber, Claremont Lincoln U; Michael Halewood, U of Essex; Graham Harman, American U in Cairo; Bruno Latour, Sciences Po Paris; Erin Manning, Concordia U, Montreal; Steven Meyer, Washington U; Luciana Parisi, U of London; Keith Robinson, U of Arkansas at Little Rock; Isabelle Stengers, Free U of Brussels; James Williams, U of Dundee.

About Author

Nicholas Gaskill is assistant professor of English at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. A. J. Nocek is a PhD candidate in comparative literature at the University of Washington.


Contents Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction: An Adventure of Thought Nicholas Gaskill and A. J. Nocek Part I. Speculation beyond the Bifurcation 1. A Constructivist Reading of Process and Reality Isabelle Stengers 2. Scientism and the Modern World Jeffrey A. Bell 3. What Is the Style of Matters of Concern? Bruno Latour 4. The Technics of Prehension: On the Photography of Nicholas Baier Nathan Brown Part II. The Metaphysics of Creativity 5. Whitehead's Involution of an Outside Chance Peter Canning 6. Multiplicity and Mysticism: Toward a New Mystagogy of Becoming Roland Faber 7. The Event and the Occasion: Deleuze, Whitehead, and Creativity Keith Robinson 8. Whitehead and Schools X, Y, and Z Graham Harman 9. Whitehead's Curse? James Williams 10. Cutting away from Smooth Space: Alfred North Whitehead's Extensive Continuum in Parametric Software Luciana Parisi Part III. Process Ecology 11. Possessive Subjects: A Speculative Interpretation of Nonhumans Didier Debaise 12. Another Regard Erin Manning 13. Of "Experiential Togetherness": Toward a More Robust Empiricism Steven Meyer 14. The Order of Nature and the Creation of Societies Michael Halewood 15. Imaginative Chemistry: Synthetic Ecologies and the Construction of Life A. J. Nocek Contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780816679959
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9780816679959
  • ISBN10: 0816679959

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