Il nome di Alfred N. Whitehead è noto soprattutto per il contributo da lui dato alla logica matematica. Giunto alla tarda maturità, Whitehead sentì tuttavia il bisogno di ricondurre la scienza nell’ambito di una cultura umanistica, fondamento di ogni possibile civiltà: per lui infatti civiltà è sintesi di esperienza umana e verità scientifica e filosofica. Apparso nel 1925, La scienza e il mondo moderno è il libro più compiuto e convincente nato dalla riflessione del Whitehead «filosofo». Qui il suo pensiero si orientò in senso metafisico verso una teoria organicistica incentrata sulla nozione di evento come rapporto di intenzionalità con l’universo.
- ISBN: 8833926230
- Casa Editrice: Bollati Boringhieri
- Pagine: 240
Mad geniuses occur more often in comic books than in real life, and it's always interesting to come across one. The clearest example I know is Fred Hoyle, who for a few years was considered one of the world's great scientists; during the 1950s, I understand that his name, at least in his native Brit Leggi tutto
Found this a bit frustrating in the end. Other reviewers have commented on the convoluted language, which I didn't find a problem early on in the text, but toward the end it becomes more and more of a problem. I had gained the impression that there are some very interesting ideas in Whitehead's phil Leggi tutto
This was a perspective-altering book. Whitehead gives a brief outline of the development of the philosophy behind scientific thought in the 17th century and subsequently critiques the limitations of this system of thought. He then posits and develops a philosophical system that is, as he puts it, "f Leggi tutto
We are somewhere in the 1920's, Whitehead starts assuming that we did our homework; meaning that we know a great deal about Bacon, Harvey, Kepler, Galileo, Descartes, Pascal, Huygens, Boyle, Newton, Locke, Spinoza and Leibniz. My homework wasn't finished, but I kept going anyway. Then he goes about
The most exciting work of intellectual history I've read in a long time, but it took me years to be prepared for it. Read it in concert with Process and Reality: the two books illuminate and interfuse with each other.
This is one of the most important writings of the twentieth century. I first read it for a college course in the 1960’s (and for that I thank my teacher, Dr. Peter Caws), and I have returned to it many times since. Yes, it is difficult to comprehend this profound book in one reading, but it is well Leggi tutto
I realize that the ideas in this book are extremely important. But Whitehead's obscure writing makes me want to stop reading philosophy forever. I was a philosophy major in college, but maybe I've changed over the years. When I now encounter page after page of obscure metaphysics, I think about the
The last chapter is exceptional. It was worth plowing through the first 12 chapters, just to glimpse Whiteheads vision in chapter 13. Aims of education, associations, the dangers of the Gospels of Force and Uniformity, potential fallacies of Adam Smith and the Professional man, physical wandering, s Leggi tutto
Just as relevant and interesting today as it was when first published in 1925. A must for all students of historiography, theology, or philosphy! Accessible, clear and articulate! Loved it! Again!
Time and time again, it is clear that mathematical thinking and philosophical thinking are compliments to one another. Both dealing in abstract principles and both attempting to discipline thought to discover and work within immutable principles. The anecdotal story of Plato inscribing “ Let no one i Leggi tutto
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