Hegel and Whitehead

Contemporary Perspectives on Systematic Philosophy

Edited by George R. Lucas Jr.

Subjects: Hegel
Series: SUNY series in Philosophy, SUNY series in Hegelian Studies
Paperback : 9780887061431, 325 pages, January 1986
Hardcover : 9780887061448, 325 pages, January 1986

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Hegel and Whitehead presents a careful exploration of the similarities between these two formidable representatives of systematic philosophy. Some of the most distinguished scholars in European and American philosophy converge herein to explore the similarities in Hegel's and Whitehead's contemporary influence, as well as in the content of their respective systems and in their philosophical styles.

This volume begins with important critical, comparative, and historical assessments of the contemporary problems in metaphysics, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, ethics, social thought, and philosophy of religion, of history, and of culture against the background of the important contributions made to these discussions by both Hegel and Whitehead. The result is a collection of vigorous new essays in systematic philosophy that reflect the enduring contributions of these two philosophers to the contemporary philosophical climate on two continents.

George R. Lucas, Jr. is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chairman of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Santa Clara.