Alfred Whitehead
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Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Nature

  • The world is unitary, not fragmented into "things"
  • The history of the world is a continuous process, not fragmented into "events"
  • Things and events are temporary clusters of world features
  • The fundamental sense is touch
  • All senses are (like touch) a physical interaction between the observer's body and the environment
  • Perceptions are the foundation of mind, therefore mind is part of the bodily interaction with the world
  • Nature is permeated by mind
  • Every particle is an event having both an "objective" aspect of matter and a "subjective" aspect of experience
  • Some material compounds, such as the brain, create the unity of experience that we call "mind"
  • Process theology: God and the universe are evolving together

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