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Following A. N. Whitehead, this book takes up the principal challenge facing a natural philosopher who wishes to engage with Nature while rescuing both Life and Thought from materialistic approaches which rob them of their 'quicknesses'. Selecting certain insights and intuitions from the writings of Peirce, Coleridge, Deleuze and Nietzsche, the author proffers a remedy for the pervasive nihilism of 'the moderns' which illustrates Deleuze's suggestion that philosophy should be imaged as a dynamic collage that is forever in the making.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230527409
ISBN-10: 023052740X
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 28-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Murray Code

MURRAY CODE who taught mathematics at the University of Guelph, Canada, has argued for the importance of A. N. Whitehead's views on logic, mathematics, philosophy of science, and metaphysics in two previous books: Order and Organism: Steps to a Whiteheadian Philosophy of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences (1985); and Myths of Reason: Vagueness, Rationality, and the Lure of Logic (1995).