A.N. Whitehead and subjectivity
Stenner, Paul (2008) A.N. Whitehead and subjectivity Subjectivity, 22 (1). pp. 90-109. ISSN 1755-6341
Official URL: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/sub/journal/v22/n...
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.
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