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Author Whitehead, Alfred North.

Title Science and Philosophy.

Published : Philosophical Library/Open Road, 2014.


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Physical description 1 online resource (367 pages)
Contents Cover Page -- Title Page -- Contents -- Part I: Personal -- Autobiographical Notes -- Memories -- The Education of an Englishman -- England and the Narrow Seas -- An Appeal to Sanity -- Part II: Philosophy -- Immortality -- Mathematics and the Good -- Process and Reality -- John Dewey and His Influence -- Analysis of Meaning -- Uniformity and Contingency -- Part III: Education -- The Study of the Past-Its Uses and Its Dangers -- Education and Self-Education -- Mathematics and Liberal Education -- Science in General Education -- Historical Changes -- Harvard: the Future -- Part IV: Science -- The First Physical Synthesis -- Axioms of Geometry -- Mathematics -- Einstein's Theory -- Acknowledgments -- Copyright Page.
Summary This is a collection of many of Whitehead's papers that are scattered elsewhere. It was the penultimate book he published, and represents his mature thoughts on many topics. Philosophical Library has done a great service by publishing a representative collection of his writings on the subjects of Philosophy, Education and Science. The portion on Philosophy includes five papers: "Immortality", "Mathematics and the Good", "Process and Reality", "John Dewey and His Influence" and the "Analysis of Meaning."   The first three chapters consist of Whitehead's personal reflections illumined by flashes of his lively humor. They are picturesque and amusing. The remainder of the book consists of chapters on Philosophy, Education, and Science. They cover in depth his positions on many scientific and philosophical matters in an extraordinarily unified way. The final section of the book is devoted to excellent surveys of Geometry and Mathematics as well as a paper on Einstein's theories.
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Local Note Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subject Education.;Philosophy.;Science.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781497675803 (electronic bk.)