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The Concept of Nature

The Concept of Nature by Alfred North Whitehead
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In The Concept of Nature, Alfred North Whitehead discusses the interrelatedness of time, space, and human perception.
The idea of objects as ‘occasions of experience’, arguments against body-mind duality and the search for an all-encompassing ‘philosophy of nature’ are examined, with specific reference to contemporary (Einstein, with whose theory of relativity he has some complaints) and ancient (Plato, Aristotle) approaches.

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Transcriber's Note: In the parts containing mathematical notation, superscripts are denoted using a carat and subscripts using underscores, for example x^2, e 1, e {n1}. Greek letters used as symbols are written out, for example {sigma}, but the one Greek phrase has been transliterated. All of these special characters are preserved in the UTF 8 and HTML versions of this ebook. Italicised words are marked using underscores like this , but the letters used in the mathematics (which were all in italic font) have not been marked, to aid legibility and to avoid confusion with the subscripts. Two printer errors have been corrected... Continue reading book >>

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