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Consciousness and Actuality in Whiteheadian Ontology

  • David Woodruff Smith
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Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 295)

Abstract

If cognitive science is the science of cognition, what is cognition? Whitehead’s answer is drawn directly from his fundamental ontology: cognition is a special form of what he calls ‘prehension,’ taking more particular forms in conscious perception, thought, imagination and other psychological processes.

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Actual World Conscious Perception Actual Entity Formal Ontology Ontological Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Woodruff Smith
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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