Adventures of Ideas.
WHITEHEAD Alfred North (1933.)
£250.00 [First Edition]
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First edition. 8vo. xii, 392 pp. Original navy blue cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, dust jacket (the cloth exceptionally bright and unworn, spine panel of jacket faded, some chipping to extremities, overall a very good copy indeed). New York, The Macmillan Company.
Adventures of Ideas represented a renewal of the expository style of Science and the Modern World (1925) and a more accessible entry point to Whitehead's later metaphysical thought than the notoriously dense Process and Reality (1929). It contains a use of history in the spirit of what Edmund Burke called 'philosophic analogy', elucidating "the categories of Process and Reality with the help of a vast picture of the major ideas haunting civilizations. We have here not only a philosophy of history insisting on the concept of persuasion, but also an assessment of the impact of the scientific world-view on European culture, and a renewed exposition of the ontology of process" (Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Philosophers, p. 1240).
Contemporary ownership inscription of 'A.P. Savides' on front panel of dust jacket and inside front cover.
Stock Code: 241422