Process Philosophy and Political Ideology : The Social and Political Thought of Alfred North Whitehead and Charles Hartshorne
This book fills a significant gap in current process scholarship by providing a detailed exposition of Whitehead's and Hartshorne's social and political writings, reconstructing their ideological commitments in depth, and placing them in their historical context. It focuses on four areas of inquiry: the individual and society; the ideals of freedom, equality, and democracy; the use of coercive force within and between societies; and the theory of social progress. As each feature of their political though is examined, Morris shows how Whitehead's and Hartshorne's political commitments are reflected in their metaphysical principles.
- Paperback | 289 pages
- 149.86 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 399g
- 01 Apr 1991
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0
"It is a novel analytical approach to process though, with important consequences for philosophical and theological discussions. The conclusion certainly will be controversial, especially in theological discussion." -- Delwin Brown, Iliff School of Theology
About Randall C. Morris
Randall C. Morris is Lecturer in Modern Theology in the Department of Religion Studies at Texas Christina University.