A reviewer of Whitehead’S Gifford Lectures, Process and Reality,1 states the dilemma in which a good many of us must have felt ourselves after reading them. Either, she says, the thought is too profound to be judged by our generation, or they are the product of thought which is essentially unclear, but illuminated throughout by flashes of penetrating insight.


Scientific Thought Natural Philosopher Philosophic Method Natural Knowledge Dangerous Ground 


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  1. 3.
    We may contrast Whitehead’S remark, Science and the Modern World (Cambridge, 1926), p. 258 : “In an intellectual age there can be no active interest which puts aside all hope of a vision of the harmony of truth.”Google Scholar

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© Dorothy Emmet 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dorothy Emmet
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  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.Lady Margaret HallOxfordUK

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