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Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Alfred North
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Michael Epperson

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780823223190

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823223190.001.0001

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Interlude The Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead

Interlude The Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead

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Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead
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Michael Epperson

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823223190.003.0004

Even if mathematics explicates complex knowledge, it is grounded in modest insight, which makes it compatible with Whitehead’s desiderata. This tool, at some level, is inferred to determine the metaphysical method that Whitehead evokes. The term “empirical” in the context of metaphysics is understood on the basis of its analytic and consistent “applicability” and “adequacy” to human encounter. This is not to be mistaken with the idea that everything that the mind produces should then be materialized; Whitehead calls this the “fallacy of misplaced concreteness.” Featured in Process and Reality is Whitehead’s metaphysics, wherein nonlinear usage of the design is unfolded. It magnifies the line of thinking that concrete circumstances are not always subjected to verification such that, just like in the mathematical concept of elimination, some things/events/situations are meant to be disregarded. There are these “enduring objects” that remain in our standard representation of the world.

Keywords:   mathematics, Whitehead, metaphysics, human encounter, fallacy of misplaced concreteness, Process and Reality, enduring objects

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