Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins Unversity Press, 1985-1990. 1st Edition. Fine / Very Good+. Item #12991
Two volume 1st Edition set of this seminal work on Whitehead, one of the 2oth century's most important mathematicians and philosophers.
Blue and green cloth, with gilt titling to spine. Square tight bindings with clean interiors. Mild edge wear to jackets, which present handsomely in archival mylar.
"In his early career Whitehead wrote primarily on mathematics, logic, and physics. His most notable work in these fields is the three-volume Principia Mathematica (1910–1913), which he wrote with former student Bertrand Russell. Principia Mathematica is considered one of the twentieth century's most important works in mathematical logic, and placed 23rd in a list of the top 100 English-language nonfiction books of the twentieth century by Modern Library.
"Beginning in the late 1910s and early 1920s, Whitehead gradually turned his attention from mathematics to philosophy of science, and finally to metaphysics. He developed a comprehensive metaphysical system which radically departed from most of Western philosophy.
"Whitehead argued that reality consists of processes rather than material objects, and that processes are best defined by their relations with other processes, thus rejecting the theory that reality is fundamentally constructed by bits of matter that exist independently of one another.
Today Whitehead's philosophical works – particularly Process and Reality – are regarded as the foundational texts of process philosophy." - Wiki.