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by Nicholas Rescher

  • ISBN: 0791428176
  • Category: Politics
  • Author: Nicholas Rescher
  • Subcategory: Philosophy
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: SUNY Press (February 15, 1996)
  • Pages: 224 pages
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Series: SUNY Series in Philosophy. Paperback: 224 pages. Nicholas Rescher’s work is a great philosophical and rigorous introduction to process metaphysics.

Series: SUNY Series in Philosophy. It is more philosophically minded than other introductions on process thought that I have read and deserves a slow and attentive read. Rescher covers the requisite historical and informational background to broach the topic. For example, he initially touches on differing views on process thinking (strong vs. weak). Process has priority over being.

Nicholas Rescher is University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also served as Chairman of the Department of Philosophy and as Director of the Center for Philosophy of Science. He was elected to membership in both the Institut International de Philosophie and the Academie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences. Rescher is the author of more than 60 books in various areas of philosophy, and his works have been translated into German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Japanese.

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Process philosophy - also ontology of becoming, processism, or philosophy of organism - identifies metaphysical reality with change. In opposition to the classical model of change as illusory (as argued by Parmenides) or accidental (as argued by Aristotle), process philosophy regards change as the cornerstone of reality-the cornerstone of being thought of as becoming.

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Similar books and articles. An Introduction to Process Philosophy. Nicholas Rescher - 1996 - State University of New York Press. Como Llevados Por La Soberana Ola: El Mundo Es Un Proceso. Nicholas Rescher, Process Metaphysics. Moisés Ramos - 2002 - Laguna 10. Process Metaphysics: An Introduction to Process Philosophy. George Shields - 1996 - Process Studies 25:131-134. Process Philosophy: Via Idearum or Via Negativa? Anderson Weekes - 2004 - In Michel Weber (e., After Whitehead: Rescher on Process Metaphysics.

Presents a synoptic, compact, and accessible exposition of this influential and interesting sector of twentieth-century American philosophy.
Reviews about Process Metaphysics: An Introduction to Process Philosophy (SUNY Series in Philosophy) (7):
Chilele
Nicholas Rescher’s work is a great philosophical and rigorous introduction to process metaphysics. It is more philosophically minded than other introductions on process thought that I have read and deserves a slow and attentive read. Rescher covers the requisite historical and informational background to broach the topic. For example, he initially touches on differing views on process thinking (strong vs. weak). Process has priority over being. Process philosophy is not “so much a doctrine as a tendency--a mode of approach to the philosophical issues” (32). He also discusses the definition of a process, types of processes (physical vs. nonphysical), etc.

Then Rescher begins to relate process thinking to philosophical categories and disciplines. Process Metaphysics discusses the relation between particulars, universals and process. Next, he details the relationship between nature and process. How do issues like space/time and quantum mechanics relate to processes? Rescher leads beyond impersonal nature to discuss the personal and what a process anthropology might look like. Questions of epistemology and scientific enquiry sum up the treatment on philosophical categories and disciplines.

Finally, the issue of God is treated in a section of process theology. Here, the basics for and against are covered, nothing that the idea of God is not necessary for a process metaphysics, though some have found good arguments for the idea of a God in their processual systems.

If you are somewhat introduced to basic philosophical matters and terms and interested in process thought, then this is an excellent place to start. It is dense, so this wouldn’t be the first book on process thinking I’d recommend to someone unfamiliar with the terms and categories.
Charyoll
This is a well-written book that explains why we should think of processes as explanations for objects, rather than the other way around. The book is a bit repetitive, but easy to read and appreciate.

The appendix on semantics is not very compelling, but luckily there is a nice mathematical semantics for the majority of this process approach, namely a recently-developed topos-theoretic approach, called Temporal Type Theory. This could be seen as a shameless plug, perhaps, as I'm one of the authors of the latter work. However, if someone is looking for a mathematical underpinning to the process approach, I think the fit with temporal type theory is quite good (other than the creativity aspect, which has not been formalized), and worth knowing about.
Owomed
Excellent. Understandable to a retired mechanical engineer with no university exposure to metaphysics. Very important in re-thinking my atheism.
Warianys
Whereas Whitehead's terminology confuses the issues in Process Reality, Rescher uses more familiar concepts to introduce the reader to the metaphysics of process. By abandoning atomism he demonstrates that the structure of reality is process "all the way down" to the quantum level. It is a good beginning for anyone interested in process philosophy.
Little Devil
A fantastic and useful read for any process oriented researcher
Siratius
The book that I received was printed backwards. The book starts at page 213 with a list of references and ends at page 1 with the contents. While I can't speak to the contents of this book because I haven't read it yet the printing makes it all but unreadable. Unfortunately I gave this book as a Christmas gift and didn't find the problem until after the return date had passed. I would love to have a copy of this book without this printing error as this has made it very confusing to read.
Erennge
borrows concepts from pragmatism, Leibniz, and modal logic without any major effect.

However, it is POSSIBLE, but not likely that you will generate some original idea based on some finicky detail which had no right to mean anything. POSSIBLE, but not likely.

Of course, I'm a kind of Epiphanist when it comes to these things. I go for epiphany value. Not too many epiphanies. Bad news. But maybe a die-hard pragmatist would find that this book adds something to the pot of potions.

The title is useful for any philosophical library, just to feel like someone succeeded, where they really didn't. Kind of like metaphysics used to be.

FYI metaphysics has migrated into Luciano Floridi and Umberto Ecco. So forget about pragmatism unless it does something new. Maybe this is the book for you if that's what you need to happen.

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