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21. Process Studies: Volume > 47 > Issue: 1/2
Maria Regina Brioschi The Event Universe: The Revisionary Metaphysics of Alfred North Whitehead
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22. Process Studies: Volume > 47 > Issue: 1/2
Will D. Desmond Intuition in Mathematics and Physics: A Whiteheadian Approach
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23. Process Studies: Volume > 47 > Issue: 1/2
Alexander Haitos The Philosophical Foundations of Ecological Civilization: A Manifesto for the Future
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24. Process Studies: Volume > 46 > Issue: 2
M. Gregory Oakes The Continuation of Material Being in Seibt's Process Theory
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I call "material continuation" the fact of one material thing or event being followed by another in time. In this article, I address the question why material continuation obtains, as it seems to do. Johanna Seibt's theory of dynamism promises to explain material continuation by reference to Aristotle's concept of energeia. I argue that her account fails to explain how one thing at one time might be followed by another at another
25. Process Studies: Volume > 46 > Issue: 2
L. Scott Smith Christian Ideas as "Nonsense": The Continuing Legacy of Kant's Worldview
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The present article challenges the bifurcation of the world established by Kant, a bifurcation that continues to plague contemporary thinking about science, religion, and morality. This challenge is aided by Whitehead's alternative worldview.
26. Process Studies: Volume > 46 > Issue: 2
Attila Grandpierre The Helios Theory: The Sun as a Self-Regulating System and as a Cosmic Living Organism
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I summarize here the recent scientific achievements exploring the causal chain of solar activity. Following the causal chain has led to a novel comprehensive picture, including system-level regulation of local processes, such as the mass fiows in the solar interior I call attention to some crucial aspects of solar activity and present a series of facts that demand a revision of the old picture, according to which the Sun is a mere "hot ball of gas." For example, the magnetic changes of solar activity are accelerated more than a billion times faster in comparison to theoretical expectations. The closer aspects of the comprehensive picture show that the mass fiows accelerating magnetic changes deviate significantly from their physically prescribed behavior corresponding to the given physical conditions of the solar interior. I argue that they must be orchestrated in a highly sophisticated manner. Another novel aspect that has been found is that the dynamo process is not enough to give an account of the magnetic cycle, since a regulative factor is needed to make the dynamo a machine. I show that the existence of a machine within the Sun introduces novel conceptual issues transcending the conceptualframework of physics. The novel problems have guided my search for the ultimate causes of solar activity toward biology. I present arguments showing the difference between the thermodynamic behavior of far-from-equilibrium open systems and the non-physical behavior of solar activity initiated by biological causes determining and organizing quantum uncertainties. Remarkably, the results fit adequately with the Whiteheadean view of organizational duality and show that the Sun can be regarded as a compound individual
27. Process Studies: Volume > 46 > Issue: 2
Brian Claude Macallan Cancer, Theodicy, and Theology: A Personal Reflection
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Theodicy wrestles with suffering and pain, while seeking to understand God's engagement with these realities. Cancer raises similar questions, while focusing on specific aspects of those questions. Cancer appears to challenge many aspects of Christian doctrine, in particular issues regarding the origin of sin, Christology, and ultimately ones doctrine of God. This article explores how my own personal diagnosis of colon cancer has led to an exploration and re-evaluation of these traditional doctrines and their relevance for my own faith journey. The realities of cancer, and random cell mutation as an evolutionary driver, appear to call into question traditional understandings of the origin of suffering and sin, and, I would argue, the very role of Jesus. A process theology that redefines core features of the nature of God is proposed as one way of addressing these doctrines and their impact for faith. These features will note the limited nature of God with regard to power and knowledge as well as the nature of a God who truly risks.
28. Process Studies: Volume > 46 > Issue: 2
Nicolo Santilli Eros, Creativity, and Cosmological Individuation: A Vision of Spiritual Process Emerging through the Thought of Jung and Whitehead
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The current ecological and global crises call us to reexamine our understanding of ourselves, our relationships, and the world in which we live together as well as the values that shape and determine our mutual participation within this shared world process. This article engages the dynamic relationship between the thought and writings of C. G. Jung and A. N. Whitehead, two insightful contemplative visionaries, exploring the philosophical and spiritual vision that arises from this interaction, with special attention to the emergence of principles and values that might serve as guides for reflection, evolution, and mutual understanding.
29. Process Studies: Volume > 46 > Issue: 2
Joseph Bracken Actual Entity and Actual Occasion: Are these Terms Interchangeable or Quite Different?
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In this article I argue against the claim that "actual entity" and "actual occasion" are synonymous in Whitehead. My examination of these terms will help to illuminate the role of "society" in Whitehead's philosophy and to prepare the way for a fruitful comparison of process thought and contemporary systems theory in the sciences.
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30. Process Studies: Volume > 46 > Issue: 2
Michel Weber The Quantum of Explanation: Whitehead's Radical Empiricism
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