Michel R. Weber

Michel R. Weber
University of Saskatchewan | U of S · Department of Educational Foundations

Doctor of Philosophy

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This book provides such a basis with the help of Whitehead's cyclic learning theory and its process ontology, making it possible to integrate the dominant learning theories of our time. It is the outcome of a project sponsored by the Bulgarian National Science Fund. Artificial intelligence research connected with learning theory ("deep learning,"...
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The Whitehead Psychology Nexus is an international open forum dedicated to the cross-examination of Alfred North Whitehead's "organic" or "process" philosophy and the various facets of the contemporary psychological fi eld of research and debate. It seeks to mutually inform psychology and Whitehead scholarship by encouraging psychologists to resear...
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Le roman de G.R.R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire (1996–), et son adaptation télévisée, Le Trône de Fer (2011–), connaissent un succès considérable. Que peuvent-ils nous apprendre sur les enjeux politiques de notre époque ? Cette fiction agit comme révélateur de la crise que nous traversons, une crise dont les ramifications apparaissent totalement...
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In order to sketch a process pragmatist heuristics of believing, one needs, first, to set the stage of the discussion in classical Greece and especially to introduce the “gnôsis/pistis ” contrast. It is then possible to show how Plato provides useful concepts to understand the history of that contrast. Eventually, James and Whitehead are brought in...
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The author argues that all temporal (epi-)phenomena are grounded in the fact of a “creative advance into novelty,” which includes (1) that genuine novelty appears in the world, (2) that past events do not completely vanish (their ontological status is changed, lowered , so to speak), and (3) that there is an upward trend in terms of the “intensity”...
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Political Philosophy Michel Weber's brilliant analysis of our decadent democracies awakens us from the slumber of indifference and conformity. The philosophies of William James and Alfred North Whitehead serve as the foundation for a thorough and pertinent critique of capitalism and consumerism. Our age seems to actualize Aldous Huxley's dystopia a...
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Pré-texte pour l’atelier « élections » des (F)estives 2015 de l’objection de croissance, Merlimont (62, Pas-de-Calais), 22 août 2015
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La puissance vaginale et ses conséquences utopiques Pré-texte pour l’atelier « féminisme » des (F)estives 2015 de l’objection de croissance, Merlimont (62, Pas-de-Calais), 21 août 2015
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The Humanities have traditionally held an important place in university’s curricula. Their import actually used to make all the difference between a university degree and an institute of technology one. Times have changed. Since the late seventies, Hayek’s “Chicago School” of economics has fostered a new agenda that basically has no patience for ol...
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There is one question that any potential reader who suspects that Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) might be important for past, contemporary, and future philosophy inevitably raises: how should I read Whitehead? How can I make sense of this incredibly dense tissue of imaginative systematizing, spread over decades of work in disciplines so differe...
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Aims and Scope This volume celebrates the life achievements of Jason W. Brown, who, along with Jean Piaget, Heinz Werner, Alexander Luria and the Würzburg school, has significantly contributed to the development of a process-based theory of brain/mind capable of challenging the currently fashionable modularist or cybernetic approaches to understand...
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The present collection of studies is piloted by a twofold goal: on the one hand, to clarify the meaning of Whitehead’s early works; on the other, to highlight their significance for the understanding of the development of Whiteheadian process thought and especially of Whitehead’s own blend of (formal) ontology. To a significant extent, this collect...
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The question of how "inner" states can be elucidated with reference to external phenomena receives, within Whitehead's coordinates, a twofold answer. First, a macro-analysis spelling out the characteristics of everyday perception and conceptualizing its conditions of possibility. Second, a micro-analysis questioning the ontological background of wh...
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This paper provides an introduction to the problem of life in the work of Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) through an examination of his Chicago lectures (1933). On the one hand, the objective is to understand the inertia, indeed, the lifelessness into which nature was plunged by Renaissance science. On the other, it will be seen how, and why, Wh...

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