What is the International Process Network (IPN)?

WHAT IS THE INTERNATIONAL PROCESS NETWORK (IPN)?

IPN is a network of organizations and individuals dedicated to supporting, generating and disseminating an international discourse on the meaning and implications of process thought, and to fulfill this purpose:

  • Promotes member programs, conferences, publications, activities
  • Encourages development of process-related organizations;
  • Sponsors international conferences and film festivals;
  • Disseminates declarations, resolutions, and awards;
  • Facilitates publication, translation, distribution of process-oriented works;
  • Provides process-related educational programs and resources; and
  • Maintains a website that provides information on process thought and member activities.

Click HERE for the IPN Brochure. 


WHAT IS PROCESS THOUGHT?

‘Process thought’ most commonly refers to the speculative metaphysics developed by the British mathematician and philosopher, Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947), and the American philosopher, Charles Hartshorne (1897-2000).  It in fact has a long history taking influences from Heraclitus, Plato, Leibniz, Charles Peirce, William James and Henri Bergson.  Process philosophy sees the world primarily in terms of dynamic and interrelated events and processes, and only secondarily in terms of independent substances and structures. It therefore stresses an organic model or metaphor for understanding of the world, rather than a traditional mechanistic one.

“The philosophy of organism is mainly devoted to the task of making clear the notion of ‘being present in another entity.’”(Whitehead: Process and Reality)

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HARMONY (HARMONIA): Interface of Cosmic, Ethical and Religious Orders

HARMONY (HARMONIA):
Interface of Cosmic, Ethical, and Religious Orders
January 09-12, 2019
Christ University, Bangalore, India

Quest for harmony has obliged/urged scientists, philosophers, theologians, academics, professionals, policy makers, and civic groups to reflect loudly and clearly on the possibilities of “a new and universal solidarity” (Laudato Si, 17). Harmony2019 provides scholars from various disciplines (Mythology, Philosophy, Cosmology, Cosmogony, Physics, Astrophysics, Mathematics, Ecology,Literature, Education, Art and Music, Psychology, Counselling, Psychiatry, Sociology, Religions, Scriptures, Theology, Ethics, Law, Management, and Spirituality) a platform to explore scientifically the interface of cosmic, ethical and religious orders in the pursuit of universal harmony.

For registration and more details visit: http://www.harmony2019.in/ 

5th European Summer School in Process Thought

5th European Summer School in Process Thought, in August 2018, in the Czech Republic. The Faculty of Arts of the University of South Bohemia is proud to be hosting the 5th ESSPT, which will be devoted to a wide range of aesthetic themes and problems considered from the point of view of Process thought.

For more information and the call for papers, visit: ttp://www.ff.jcu.cz/5esspt

 

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