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Jeremy D. Fackenthal is managing director for the Institute for Ecological Civilization and serves as adjunct faculty in the humanities for Vincennes University.
Introduction: Jeremy Fackenthal
Part 1: Technological and Systematic Dislocations
Chapter 1. Creativity and Adversity
Chapter 2. Interrogating the Quantified Self: The Technological Reinterpretation of Causal Efficacy
Chapter 3. Nerfed: Complex Systems and Whiteheadian Social Activism
J. R. Hustwit and Carl Dyke
Part 2: Human/Nonhuman Dislocations
Chapter 4. Process Philosophy and Neo-Materialism: Nomadic Subjectivity and Evanescing toward Sustainability
Chapter 5. Syrian Life on the Edge: Engaging an Ontology of Immanence
Deena M. Lin
Chapter 6. Conceptual Prehensions and Worlds of Experience: Whitehead and Uexküll on the Nonhuman Subject
Part 3: Time, the World, and Abstraction
Chapter 7. Philosophy against Abstraction: Whitehead and Deleuze
Chapter 8. Power in Relation: Foucault, Whitehead, Deleuze
Chapter 9. Taking Aim at the Present: Whitehead, Continental Philosophy and the Bifurcation of Nature
The philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1949) was marginalized for much of the later twentieth century, but it has achieved a new prominence in the twenty-first. The essays in this volume consider how Whitehead's thought resonates, in a variety of ways, with the concerns of recent continental philosophy. The authors here draw on Whitehead to consider matters all the way from the urgent need for humanitarian action to refined speculations on the nature of time.
— Steven Shaviro, Wayne State University
Guided by top scholars and thinkers, readers of this collection join a robust, multidisciplinary, and practical conversation that applies Whitehead's thought to the social and environmental realities of our time. Whitehead's work, often relegated to the realm of metaphysics, emerges as a bold and sensitive resource for action. Most importantly, the authors focus on the concrete -- real people, real crises, real movements — providing both examples and reflection on how philosophy must engage, engage, engage.
— Donna Bowman, University of Central Arkansas
If Whiteheadian cosmology matters to this wayward century, what better way to intensify its materializations than the conversation staged in this book? Bringing process cosmology into engagement at once with Continental philosophy and with present ecopolitical crisis, this assemblage of essays delivers its edgy contrasts with stunning communicative force.
— Catherine Keller, Drew University