Whitehead’s Radically Temporalist Metaphysics: Recovering the Seriousness of Time

George Allan ’57, Lexington Books, March 2020

A professor of philosophy emeritus at Dickinson College, Allan argues that Whitehead’s introduction of a notion of God into his process metaphysics renders it incoherent. This book examines how replacing the roles assigned to God with the powers inherent in finite entities recovers a coherent presentation of the truth of time’s primacy, resources for which are found to be fundamental features of Whitehead’s own major writings.