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Religion in the Making

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ISBN-10: 0823216462

ISBN-13: 9780823216468

Edition: 2nd (Revised)

Authors: Alfred North Whitehead, Judith A. Jones, Randall Auxier

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List price: $32.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Alfred North Whitehead, who began his career as a mathematician, ranks as the foremost philosopher in the twentieth century to construct a speculative system of philosophical cosmology. After his graduation from Cambridge University, he lectured there until 1910 on mathematics. Like Bertrand Russell (see also Vol. 5), his most brilliant pupil, Whitehead viewed philosophy at the start from the standpoint of mathematics, and, with Russell, he wrote Principia Mathematica (1910--13). This work established the derivation of mathematics from logical foundations and has transformed the philosophical discipline of logic. From his work on mathematics and its logical foundations, Whitehead proceeded…    

Introduction
Preface
Religion in History
Religion Defined
The Emergence of Religion
Ritual and Emotion
Belief
Rationalism
The Ascent of Man
The Final Contrast
Religion and Dogma
The Religious Consciousness in History
The Description of Religious Experience
God
The Quest of God
Body and Spirit
Religion and Metaphysics
The Contribution of Religion to Metaphysics
A Metaphysical Description
God and the Moral Order
Value and the Purpose of God
Body and Mind
The Creative Process
Truth and Criticism
The Development of Dogma
Experience and Expression
The Three Traditions
The Nature of God
Conclusion