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Alfred North Whitehead

Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) was a British philosopher, logician and Cambridge-trained mathematician who worked with Bertrand Russell. Their coauthored Principia Mathematica (1910-13) argued that mathematics is essentially logic, a view critiqued by Kurt Gödel. Despite Gödel’s important critique, Principia Mathematica has … Continue reading


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Platonism – The one and the many

Platonism refers to beliefs and theories based on the metaphysical ideas expressed in Plato‘s dialogues. These usually include Plato’s division of an ideal realm of the Forms that is unchanging eternal truth and an ordinary realm of the so-called external … Continue reading


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Bertrand Russell – Temporarily lost his job for advocating peace

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was a Welsh philosopher, mathematician and activist. Russell taught at Cambridge in 1895, published Principles of Mathematics (1903) and, with A. N. Whitehead, wrote Principia Mathematica (1910-13). He was let go from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1916 … Continue reading


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Charles Hartshorne – Does God Grow With Experience?

Charles Hartshorne  (1897-2000) was an American theologian who developed Alfred North Whitehead‘s idea of an organic, interactive process into a version of Process Theology. Wikipedia traces his views to the ancient Greek Heraclitus, who emphasized change with his famous line, “you cannot … Continue reading