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Day: August 25, 2017

Back to Beyond: Hillman and Whitehead, Part 1

Back to Beyond: Hillman and Whitehead, Part 1

In 1983, a conference was organized by the Center for Process Studies, and held at Claremont University Center and Graduate School with the theme of a dialogue between process theologians and the thought of James Hillman and Carl Jung. A book of essays based on this dialogue was a result and was published as Archetypal Process: Self and Divine in Whitehead, Jung, and Hillman. In this article, I would like to examine some of the thinking of James Hillman’s essay,…

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The Outsider’s Guide to Whitehead’s Philosophy, Conclusion

The Outsider’s Guide to Whitehead’s Philosophy, Conclusion

This article will conclude my short series on Whitehead’s relevance to the Outsider. I have attempted to show a few of the great man’s ideas which were important to Colin Wilson’s thinking regarding the Outsider’s problem. The two most important of these are prehension, and Whitehead’s solution to the conundrum of human perception, the latter of which confounded philosophers since Descartes’ cogito. Whitehead, along with Edmund Husserl, are important to Wilson in that they “overturned the foundations of western philosophy,…

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