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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Abstract

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
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 05 May 2010
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 11:01
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/7157

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