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dc.contributor.advisorSpencer, John B., 1919-1987
dc.contributor.authorWingard, Marcia Jean
dc.descriptioniii, 94 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn order to explicate the nature and function of symbolism so as to make possible more effective and intelligent use of it, I have undertaken a systematic presentation of the doctrine of symbolism of Alfred North Whitehead. As his treatment of symbolism is an integral part of his system of thought, I have found it necessary to first present a general description of that system, providing an orientation for the important role of symbolism in human existence. Whitehead's 'process philosophy' is so called because he rejects the ultimacy of substance in favor of a concept of the universe as essentially a process of becoming, of the world as a place of activity and change. It will be shown also that his appreciation for the fundamental emotional quality of existence and his presentation of mental act1vity as pr1mar1ly synthetic and abstract give invaluable insight into the workings of symbolism.en_US
dc.description.abstractWith honors.
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Religion Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.
dc.titleThe Role of Symbolism in the Thought of Alfred North Whiteheaden_US

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