Section II Tracks

Track 2: Whitehead and Continental Philosophy (A)

Many European philosophers are interested in postmodern thought. This has been primarily that of the great French thinkers including Deleuze. Deleuze has spoken favorably of Whitehead and opened the door to discussion and collaboration. This track continues and develops this conversation.

Other Tracks in this Section

Track Heads

Helmut Maaßen

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf

Helmut Maaßen teaches Philosophy at Heinrich Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany and is the editor of the book series European Studies in Process Thought (ESPT). He has spent research sabbaticals at Boston University (1990) and Jawarhalal Nehru University, Delhi/India (2000). He taught at Claremont School of Theology/CA in 2007. He has published several books on A.N. Whitehead and Charles S. Peirce and numerous scholarly articles. He is also the International Book Review Coordinator for Germany of Process Studies. He is President of the German Whitehead Society (since 2009), he is President of the European Society for Process Thought (since 2012); he is Executive Director of IPN (International Process Network).

uni-duesseldorf.academia.edu

Postings from Seizing an Alternative

STASCHA ROHMER, “NATURE AND LAW: IS THERE A WHITEHEADIAN PERSPECTIVE ON THE THEORY OF RIGHTS?”

JOACHIM KLOSE, “ON THE EDGE OF ACTUAL OCCASIONS: A TRANSLATION OF PROCESS PHILOSOPHY INTO POLITICAL SCIENCE”

MARIA­TERESA TEIXEIRA, “THE RELEVANCE OF THE CATEGORY OF ACTUAL ENTITY TO ECOLOGICAL CIVILIZATION”

ELMAR BUSCH, “RECEPTION OF WHITEHEAD’S PROCESS PHILOSOPHY BY NEUROSCIENTISTS”

VESSELIN PETROV, “SAMUEL ALEXANDER AND ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD: A COMPARISON”

ALEX HAITOS, “WILLIAM JAMES, ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD, AND EXISTENTIAL SENSIBILITY”

TAMAR LEVANON, “LEIBNIZ AND WHITEHEAD ON MOTION AND ACTIVITY”

REGINE KATHER: “WHITEHEAD AND HANS JONAS, THE CONCEPT OF ORGANISM”

Suggested Reading List

Links to Section-related books and media for pre-conference preparation include: