Hailed as "one of the most valuable books on the relation of
philosophy and science," Alfred North Whitehead's The
Concept of Nature, first published in 1920, was an important
contribution to the development of philosophic naturalism.
Examining the fundamental problems of substance, space, and time,
Whitehead assesses the impact of Einstein's theories as well as
the then-recent findings of modern physics on the concept of
nature. For students and teachers of natural philosophy, this is
essential reading. English mathematician and philosopher ALFRED
NORTH WHITEHEAD (1861-1947) contributed significantly to
20th-century logic and metaphysics. With Bertrand Russell he
cowrote the landmark Principia Mathematica, and also authored An
Inquiry Concerning the Principles of Natural Knowledge, The
Function of Reason, and Process and Reality.