This is a post in my series on organizing ”between and beyond.” Other posts are here. This is a retrospective of what has happened during the week. The purpose is to reflect on the work itself. Here is my previous retrospective. Here is my next retrospective.
What has happened? What needs to be done?
I’ve spent this week studying Alfred North Whitehead’s philosophy by reading Donald W. Sherburne’s A Key to Whitehead’s Process and Reality. Here is my review of Sherburne’s excellent book.
Surprisingly, reading Whitehead gave me insights into my own metaphysics. I can see that I’m very much influenced by David Bohm. Interestingly, I think that Bohm went beyond Whitehead’s actual entities. There is no going behind actual entities to find anything more real, according to Whitehead. From a Bohmian perspective, even actual entities have an implicate order. Active information, rather than process, is constitutive of the world. I’d say that my metaphysics is a philosophy of in-formed order. Here is a post on life as an order of orders.
I’ve also started reading Robert S. Hartman’s The Structure of Value: Foundations of Scientific Axiology. Contrary to Whitehead’s Process and Reality, it’s a well-structured and clearly written book. Interestingly, Hartman touches upon Husserl’s phenomenology and argues that phenomenology is itself a formal axiology. I will, of course, write a review of this book. Here is my review of another of Hartman’s books, Freedom to Live: The Robert Hartman Story. Hartman’s writing and life experiences are very interesting and engaging.
This week, I’ve also spent quite some time going deeper into my own self-knowing.
What was good? What can be improved?
Skye Hirst’s coaching is very helpful! It makes it possible for me to go deeper into my own self-knowing. Seeing your own blindnesses is very difficult, if not impossible, alone.
Organizing in between and beyond posts