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Whitehead (anti) Semitism

It’s not a point that I’m going to put a lot of weight on, but it’s worth a quick mention. For Whitehead, Religion in the Making is set up in opposition to “semitism.” Whitehead’s conception of deity is impersonal, cosmic, and cosmopolitan. … Continue reading

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Religion Is What We Do With Our Solitariness (Whitehead) (Kaplan)

Mordecai Kaplan may have misunderstood what Whitehead meant by defining religion as that which “the individual does with his own solitariness” (Whitehead, Religion in the Making, p.16). For Kaplan, religion is primarily “social.” But I think he overlooked the phenomenon of … Continue reading

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Whitehead Religion in the Making (Rational) (Aesthetic) (Metaphysical)

Preparing for a conference on the American Jewish thinker Mordecai Kaplan, I took a little detour into Alfred North Whitehead. Process and Reality will have to wait, but I read quickly his little book Science and the Modern World and … Continue reading

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