Whitehead is distinctive, if not unique, in making ecological relations primary in the interpretation of reality.
Today many agree that we need a “paradigm change.” The “Seizing an Alternative” conference is about encouraging and implementing such a change.
The Earth is typically thought of as nothing but stuff — an idea so commonplace that it’s hard to imagine it having any kind of history at all. It’s “just the way the world is.”
My argument is that thinking that leaves subjects out of the picture not only ignores the fundamental reality, but also does practical damage.
For me and my fellow Whiteheadians, the need to keep this kind of thinking alive was intensified by the global environmental crisis. The victory of value-free research disciplines has rendered universities more part of the problem than part of the solution.