A.N. Whitehead and subjectivity

Stenner, Paul (2008) A.N. Whitehead and subjectivity Subjectivity, 22 (1). pp. 90-109. ISSN 1755-6341

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This paper comes at subjectivity from a Whiteheadian perspective. It argues that Whitehead provides us with a “deep” form of empiricism grounded in the notion of the “actual occasion” of experience and in the temporal and spatial co-assembly of multiplicities of such occasions. A deep empiricism that embraces process, affirms creativity, foregrounds value and refuses to bifurcate nature into irreconcilable subjective and objective aspects, it is argued, might serve as a useful corrective to current tendencies in social theory to avoid subjectivity and to elide the differences between forms of subjectivity.

Item Type:Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Whitehead; subjectivity; deep empiricism; critical psychology; experience; process
Subjects:L000 Social Sciences
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1057/sub.2008.4
Faculties:Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science > Psychosocial Studies
ID Code:7157
Deposited By:Converis
Deposited On:05 May 2010
Last Modified:24 Dec 2013 11:28

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