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Henning, Brian G.

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Works: 11 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 3,983 library holdings
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Roles: Editor, Author, edc
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Most widely held works by Brian G Henning
Beyond metaphysics? : explorations in Alfred North Whitehead's late thought( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred North Whitehead's interpreters usually pay less attention to his later monographs and essays. Process and Reality is taken to be the definitive center of the Whiteheadian universe and the later works, thereby, appear to many only as applications or elaborations of themes already introduced earlier. Yet, is it also possible that the dominance of this perspective has obscured or even distorted further creative developments of Whitehead's thought? This volume offers a sort of Copernican revolution in Whitehead interpretation, methodologically and conceptually inviting its contributors to observe Whitehead's work from the perspective of his later works. The aim of this preferencing is meant not to invalidate earlier approaches to Whitehead's thought nor is the inference that the later works are more authoritative. Yet, just as the first space-based images of our planet forever changed humanity's understanding of its place in the universe, shifting the alleged center of, or even decentering of the view on, Whitehead's "philosophy of organism" to the later works, we might discover previously obscured ideas or new vistas of thought relevant not only to our current philosophical landscape, but also to the pressing issues of our fragile and endangered world. This volume invites its contributors and readers to consider whether one thereby also moves beyond metaphysics?
Being in America : sixty years of the Metaphysical Society by Brian G Henning( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its founding in 1950, the Metaphysical Society of America has remained a pluralistic community dedicated to rigorous philosophical inquiry into the most basic metaphysical questions. At each year's conference, the presidential address offers original insights into metaphysical questions. Both the insights and the questions are as perennial as they are relevant to contemporary philosophers. This volume collects eighteen of the finest representatives from those presidential addresses, including contributions from George Allan, Richard Bernstein, Norris Clarke, Vincent Colapietro, Frederick Ferré, Jorge J.E. Gracia, Joseph Grange, Marjorie Grene, George Klubertanz, Ivor Leclerc, Ralph McInerny, Ernan McMullin, Joseph Owens, John Herman Randall, Jr., Nicholas Rescher, Stanley Rosen, John E. Smith, and Robert Sokolowski. Also included are Paul Weiss's inaugural address to the Society, an introduction chronicling the history of the Society, and an original Foreword by William Desmond and Epilogue by Robert Neville
Thinking with Whitehead and the American pragmatists : experience and reality by Brian G Henning( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite there being deep lines of convergence between, the philosophies of Alfred North Whitehead and other classical American philosophers, it remains an open question whether Whitehead is a pragmatist, and conversations between pragmatists and Whitehead scholars have been limited. Thinking with Whitehead and the American Pragmatists: Experience and Reality questions the wisdom of that separation, exploring their connections, both historical and in application, through original and creative work by leading and emerging scholars
Beyond mechanism : putting life back into biology by Brian G Henning( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has been said that new discoveries and developments in the human, social, and natural sciences hang "in the air" (Bowler, 1983; 2008) prior to their consummation. While neo-Darwinist biology has been powerfully served by its mechanistic metaphysic and a reductionist methodology in which living organisms are considered machines, many of the chapters in this volume place this paradigm into question. Pairing scientists and philosophers together, this volume explores what might be termed "the New Frontiers" of biology, namely contemporary areas of research that appear to call an updating, a supplementation, or a relaxation of some of the main tenets of the Modern Synthesis. Such areas of investigation include: Emergence Theory, Systems Biology, Biosemiotics, Homeostasis, Symbiogenesis, Niche Construction, the Theory of Organic Selection (also known as "the Baldwin Effect"), Self-Organization and Teleodynamics, as well as Epigenetics. Most of the chapters in this book offer critical reflections on the neo-Darwinist outlook and work to promote a novel synthesis that is open to a greater degree of inclusivity as well as to a more holistic orientation in the biological sciences
The ethics of creativity : beauty, morality, and nature in a processive cosmos by Brian G Henning( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brian G. Henning argues that the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead has the potential to make a significant contribution to environmental ethics. Additionally inspired by classical American philosophers such as William James, John Dewey, and Charles Sanders Peirce and environmental philosophers such as Aldo Leopold, Peter Singer, Albert Schweitzer, and Arne Naess, Henning develops an ethical theory that brings fresh perspectives to both environmental ethics and process philosophy." "By systematically developing a conception of individuality that embraces equally the microscopic world of subatomic events and the macroscopic world of ecosystems, The Ethics of Creativity correctly emphasizes the well-being of wholes, while not losing sight of the importance of the unique centers of value that constitute these wholes."--Jacket
Riders in the storm : ethics in an age of climate change by Brian G Henning( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the increase of natural disasters, droughts, and superstorms, it's clear that climate change isn't coming--it's here. The ecological crisis of climate change and how we handle it is the challenge of this century. Though policy changes or technological advances may help, they're not enough. We are in need of new ways of thinking and acting; new ways of understanding our relationship to the world. This book assesses the challenges of climate change through an interdisciplinary study, examining the basic scientific, political, economic, and moral dimensions through a framework of philosophical ethics.--
Beyond metaphysics? explorations in Alfred North Whitehead's late thought( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being in America by Brian G Henning( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A genuine ethical universe : beauty, morality, and nature in a processive cosmos by Brian G Henning( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Beyond Metaphysics?: Explorations in Alfred North Whitehead's Late Thought (Value inquiry book series, Contemporary Whitehead studies, CWS v. 220) by Clinton Combs( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The ethics of creativity : beauty, morality, and nature in a processive cosmos by Brian G Henning( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A central concern of nearly every environmental ethic is the desire to extend the scope of direct moral concern beyond human beings to plants, non-human animals, and the systems of which they are a part. Although nearly all environmental philosophies have long since rejected modernity's conception of individuals as isolated and independent substances, few have replaced this worldview with an alternative that is adequate to the organic, processive world in which we find ourselves. In this context, [the author] argues that the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead has the potential to make a significant contribution to environmental ethics. Additionally inspired by classical American philosophers such as William James, John Dewey, and Charles Sanders Peirce and environmental philosophers such as Aldo Leopold, Peter Singer, Albert Schweitzer, and Arne Naess, [the author] develops an ethical theory that brings ... perspectives to both environmental ethics and process philosophy. By systematically developing a conception of individuality that embraces equally the microscopic world of subatomic events and the macroscopic world of ecosystems, [this book] emphasizes the well-being of wholes, while not losing sight of the importance of the unique centers of value that constitute these wholes.-Dust jacket
 
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