72nd out of 91 books — 13 voters
Adventures of Ideas
This book has soft covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In fair condition, suitable as a study copy.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 1st 1967 by Free Press
(first published 1933)
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For a philosophical treatment of the effect of ideas' on history and culture, this book was a veritable page-turner. I had read Part I probably over a year ago, and was all amped to continue, when the book disappeared from the living room coffee table. When it turned up last month in our black hole of a garage, I tore back into it, even though Blood Meridian was currently holding my interest, and, oh yeah, I was then living with a one-month old in my house. I tore into it and didn't stop until I...more
Jun 25, 2013 Peter Mcloughlin rated it 4 of 5 stars
I like Whitehead. In his writing he comes off optimistic, liberal, humane, urbane and interesting. He seems like a good decent person. He I would guess believes in a very liberal form of Christianity. Like most decent and humane Christians he honestly tries to engage with modern science and the enlightenment. At the same time being an optimistic Christian I sense that he wishes for some divine purpose to the Universe an impulse almost universal to people. He is a liberal humane and scientifical...more
My only criticism is the old-fashioned ethnocentrism inherent throughout. On the whole, however, Whitehead was an amazingly progressive thinker whose perspectives, though often difficult and clothed in his own metaphysical terminology, are interesting and sometimes sublime.