Bircan, Ufuk
January 2010
Ekev Academic Review;Winter2010, Vol. 14 Issue 42, p105
Academic Journal
In universe, according to the Whiteheadean philosophy, what is dominant is process and the substructures of this process are actual beings. Through the notions of movement, becoming and dynamic he clarifies that everything in the world is in the state of becoming within the process philosophy. The role for actual beings in a relationship which has become potential is comprehension. Whitehead divides potentiality into two: the general and the real. For Whitehead, what is real is the whole and actual beings are intended with it. There is nothing real beyond the actual beings. Everything other than these is the derivatives for our experiences, or the abstract products of actual beings. In this article, we will discuss Whitehead's criticism of Descartes and Hume by dealing with Whitehead's main thoughts and some of his elusive terms in "Process and Reality".


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