Towards Clarifying Whitehead's Theory of Concrescence

Lango, John W.
June 1971
Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society;Summer1971, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p150
Academic Journal
Focuses on the components of the metaphysics of philosopher Alfred North Whitehead in an attempt to clarify his concept of the theory of concrescence. Description of a metaphysical system according to Whitehead; Uses of logic in metaphysics; Construction of the entities of geometry on the basis of regions of space-time.


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