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date: 06 April 2020

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Born in England, and having held positions in mathematics at Cambridge University and the University of London, Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1947) became an American philosopher at the age of sixty-three, by crossing the Atlantic to hold a position in philosophy at Harvard. A main theme of this article on the American Whitehead is that his philosophical writings at Harvard are not merely of antiquarian interest but instead have considerable relevance for a variety of current philosophical topics. The focus is on the metaphysical system in his magnum opus, Process and Reality: An Essay in Cosmology (1929).

Keywords: Alfred North Whitehead, metaphysical system, American philosopher, philosophical writings, England, antiquarian interest

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