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Originally published in 1962. The central aim of this book is to discuss the development of Alfred North Whitehead's thought and to underscore how it is unique. Understanding Whitehead collects nine essays written by Victor Lowe originally published between 1941 and 1961. The essays have been revised for inclusion in this volume.

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  1. Cover
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  1. New Copyright
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  1. Frontispiece
  2. p. i
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. iv
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  1. Preface
  2. Victor Lowe
  3. pp. v-ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. V. L.
  3. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. PART I: Whitehead’s Way
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. 1. Alfred North Whitehead and His Philosophy
  2. pp. 3-31
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  1. 2. The Metaphysical System
  2. pp. 32-58
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  1. 3. Whitehead’s Philosophy of Science
  2. pp. 59-89
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  1. 4. Whitehead’s Philosophy of Religion
  2. pp. 90-114
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  1. PART II: The Development of Whitehead’s Philosophy
  2. pp. 115-116
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  1. 5. Introduction to Part II
  2. pp. 117-122
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  1. 6. The First Period of Whitehead’s Work, c. 1891-1913: Universal Algebra and Principia Mathematica
  2. pp. 123-156
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  1. 7. The First Period of Whitehead’s Work (Continued): “On Mathematical Concepts of the Material World” and Later Writings
  2. pp. 157-175
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  1. 8. The Second Period of Whitehead’s Work, c. 1914-1923: Philosophy of Natural Science
  2. pp. 176-218
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  1. 9. The Third Period of Whitehead’s Work, c. 1924-1947: The Philosophy of Organism
  2. pp. 219-268
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  1. 10. The Third Period of Whitehead’s Work (Continued): Adventures of Ideas and Later Writings
  2. pp. 269-296
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  1. PART III: Experience and Metaphysics
  2. pp. 297-298
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  1. 11. An Approach to Metaphysics
  2. pp. 299-324
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  1. 12. Empirical Method in Metaphysics
  2. pp. 325-339
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  1. 13. William James and Whitehead’s Doctrine of Prehensions
  2. pp. 340-360
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  1. PART IV: Conclusion
  2. pp. 361-362
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  1. 14. Learning from Whitehead
  2. pp. 363-382
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 383-398
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