Process Studies

Editor: Daniel A. Dombrowski


Current Volume: 53 (2024)
Issued bianually (Spring/Summer, Fall/Winter)
ISSN: 0360-6503
eISSN: 2154-3682


Process Studies is a peer-reviewed and refereed academic journal from the Center for Process Studies at Claremont Graduate University. It is the leading international journal in its field, with issues published twice a year. Process Studies is dedicated to the study of the thought and wide-ranging implications of Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1947) and his intellectual associates, most notably Charles E. Hartshorne (1897–2000), and others like William James (1842–1910), Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914), and Henri Bergson (1859–1941). The mandate of Process Studies is to explore Whiteheadian-Hartshornean process thought at an advanced level and as it appears in related philosophies and theologies (as noted above), applying the Whiteheadian-Hartshornean conceptuality to a wide range of other fields: aesthetics, biology, cosmology, economics, education theory, ethics, history of religions, literary criticism, mathematics, political thought, psychology, physics and other natural sciences, the social sciences, sociology, psychology, Christian theology, and Eastern religions.


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Daniel A. Dombrowski
Professor of Philosophy
Seattle University
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Seattle, WA 98115

Managing Editor
Wm. Andrew Schwartz, Center for Process Studies, Claremont School of Theology

Review Editors
Andrew Davis, Center for Process Studies, Claremont School of Theology
Jeanyne Slettom, Process Century Press

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Steve Hulbert, Center for Process Studies, Claremont School of Theology

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Wm. Andrew Schwartz, Center for Process Studies, Claremont School of Theology

Founding Editor (1971-95)
Lewis S. Ford

Editor (1995-2009)
Barry L. Whitney

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Featured Articles

The Animacy of Stone: A Whiteheadian Perspective
Brecht Govaerts

On Hartshorne's Creative Understanding of the Christian View of Love and Its Significance for Comparative Religious Studies
Jiran Wang

Not with a Ten-Foot Pole? A Mutually Enriching Dialogue Between Whitehead and Śaṅkara on Causation
Marc A. Pugliese

Freedom as a Centralizing Motif in the Work of Henri Bergson
Brian Claude Macallan

The God of Religion and the God of Philosophy Debate Revisited: Hartshorne, Peirce, and Weil
Noel Boulting

A Frequency Ratio Account of Temporal Atomism
Carey R. Carlson

Strategically Opposing Injustice: A Feminist Approach to John Cobb's and James Cone's Theologies
Joel D. Daniels

Reviewed Work: On Metaphysical Necessity: Essays on God, the World, Morality, and Democracy by Franklin Gamwell
Daniel Dombrowski

“The Eye Altering Alters All”: Optics, Haptics, and Ecological Modernity in Alfred North Whitehead and Romanticism
William Ilan Rubel

Cooking and Eating with Love: A Whiteheadian Theology of Meals for Planetary Well-Being
Thomas G. Hermans-Webster

Whitehead, Sustainable Development, and Nonanthropocentrism
Keith Robinson

Static in Process: A Key to Applying Process Philosophy for Ecological Civilization
Juliet Bennett

Bateson's Process Ontology for Psychological Practice
Julien Tempone-Wiltshire; Tra-ill Dowie

Standing Firm in the Flux: On Whitehead's Eternal Objects
Matthew David Segall

Whitehead's Ethics: Fill in the Blanks
Daniel Bella; Milan Stürmer

From a Philosophy of Evolution to a Philosophy of Organism
Paul A. Bogaard

Whitehead's 1925–1927 View of Function and Time
Ronny Desmet

The Path to Understanding: Relation and Solidarity in Whitehead's Metaphysics
Alessia Giacone

Sense and Symbolic Sensibility: The Rise of Amphibians and the Roots of Language in Whiteheadian Perspective
Gordon L. Miller

Sand Talk: Process Philosophy and Indigenous Knowledges
Julien Tempone-Wiltshire

Bergson and the Metaphysical Implications of Calculus
John Robert Bagby

Politics as Reflective Equilibrium: On Dombrowski's Process Philosophy and Political Liberalism: Rawls, Whitehead, Hartshorne
George W. Shields

Hope Embracing Hopelessness: Toward a Process Approach to Solidarity with the Oppressed
Weizhen Chen