An inter-systemic Analysis and Criticism of God’s position in Whitehead’s Process Cosmology



1 PhD Student of Philosophy, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran

2 Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran


The present paper, first and foremost, is an attempt towards presenting reasons for the inseparable existing of God in Whitehead’s cosmology, considering the basis of Whitehead’s Process Cosmology, view of organist, world as process, interrelated of all entities, bipolarity of entities, theory of prehension, interaction of all the creatures.
The second step taken here considers analyzing Whitehead’s interpretation, in which he introduces God as an actual entity being subject to the categories of this process cosmology. The third step taken in the paper, considering Whitehead’s organist view, is an attempt to analyze the mutual interaction of God and universe and their bilateral impact on one another.
The last step taken focuses on Whitehead’s fundamental claim that” God as an actual entity is not an exception to the other entities, but subject to the categories of process cosmology”. Therefore, this part of the article analyzes this claim and presents criticisms and challenges dealing with it.


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