Whitehead, Bergson, James
An exploration of process philosophy, with particular attention to its relevance for contemporary issues in media, political economy, aesthetics, and culture. Focuses on three texts: Whitehead’s Process and Reality, Bergson’s Matter and Memory, and James’s Essays in Radical Empiricism. Other works by these philosophers and secondary literature on them will help establish context for arguments of these fundamental philosophical texts. Topics explored includes: process, radical empiricism, vitalism, memory, perception, monism, experience, speculative empiricism, actuality & potentiality, the virtual, the fringe, the superject, causal efficacy, society, prehension, & selection. One course. 3 graduate units.