Presented by the Center for Process Studies

A Century of Process Thought: Commemorating Whitehead's Legacy at Harvard and Beyond

About This Event

This conference aims to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Alfred North Whitehead’s appointment at Harvard University, exploring the profound impact of his philosophical ideas on various disciplines and his influence on Chinese scholars and thought. Through scholarly presentations and discussions, the event will delve into the development of Whitehead's thought during his tenure at Harvard, his Chinese disciples at Harvard and their contributions, and the broader interaction between Whitehead's philosophy and Chinese intellectual traditions.

Alfred North Whitehead (15 February 1861 – 30 December 1947) was an English mathematician and philosopher. He inspired the philosophical school known as process philosophy during his tenure at the Harvard University (1924 - 1937), which has been applied in a wide variety of disciplines, including ecology, theology, education, physics, biology, economics, and psychology.

Whitehead arrived in America on August 27, 1924, and delivered his first lecture in Harvard's Emerson Hall about a month later, on September 25, at noon. This marks the starting point of the most important period of the development of Whitehead’s thought, the Harvard Period.

Organizing a conference to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Alfred North Whitehead's arrival at Harvard University serves as a profound tribute to his legacy, highlighting his interdisciplinary and global impact, particularly in relation to his influence on Chinese scholars. It offers a unique opportunity for scholarly exchange, fostering international collaboration, and revitalizing interest in process philosophy. This event not only celebrates Whitehead's historical contributions but also promotes the relevance of his ideas in addressing contemporary issues, thereby inspiring a new generation of thinkers.

In-Person attendance is limited. Online attendnace is also available.

 

About This Event

This conference aims to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Alfred North Whitehead’s appointment at Harvard University, exploring the profound impact of his philosophical ideas on various disciplines and his influence on Chinese scholars and thought. Through scholarly presentations and discussions, the event will delve into the development of Whitehead's thought during his tenure at Harvard, his Chinese disciples at Harvard and their contributions, and the broader interaction between Whitehead's philosophy and Chinese intellectual traditions.

Alfred North Whitehead (15 February 1861 – 30 December 1947) was an English mathematician and philosopher. He inspired the philosophical school known as process philosophy during his tenure at the Harvard University (1924 - 1937), which has been applied in a wide variety of disciplines, including ecology, theology, education, physics, biology, economics, and psychology.

Whitehead arrived in America on August 27, 1924, and delivered his first lecture in Harvard's Emerson Hall about a month later, on September 25, at noon. This marks the starting point of the most important period of the development of Whitehead’s thought, the Harvard Period.

Organizing a conference to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Alfred North Whitehead's arrival at Harvard University serves as a profound tribute to his legacy, highlighting his interdisciplinary and global impact, particularly in relation to his influence on Chinese scholars. It offers a unique opportunity for scholarly exchange, fostering international collaboration, and revitalizing interest in process philosophy. This event not only celebrates Whitehead's historical contributions but also promotes the relevance of his ideas in addressing contemporary issues, thereby inspiring a new generation of thinkers.

In-Person attendance is limited. Online attendnace is also available.

 

Getting There

Emerson Hall
Harvard University
Cambridge
United States