Alfred North Whitehead 15FEB1861-30DEC1947

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  • Early Life

    Early Life
    As a son of an Anglican Clergyman, Alfred graduated from Cambridge in 1884. He was later elected a Fellow of Trinity College in that same year. Following his graduation, six years later he married his wife Evelyn Wade. They later had a daughter- Jessie, and two sons- North and Eric (Desmet, 2018).
  • Foundations of Mathematics

    Foundations of Mathematics
    After completing his academic career at Trinity College, he began writing his works on the Foundations of Mathematics in the early 1900's. Whitehead's book, A Treatise on Universal Algebra, resulted in his election to the Royal Society. (Desmet, 2018).
  • The Principle of Relativity

    The Principle of Relativity
    Whitehead acknowledged Einsteins General Theory of Relativity, but thought to disagree with his work of a few accounts. Whitehead got to meet Einstein to discuss this, he then published his counter act, The Principle of Relativity which was, to some, thought equal (Desmet, 2018).
  • Process and Reality

    Process and Reality
    Process and Reality is Whitehead's most notable published work, but it also the most difficult to understand. One of the topics mentioned in this theory is the Philosophy of Organisms. Attached is a video to explain.;_ylt=A0geK9cpCvpbwy0AUiVXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB0N2Noc21lBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNwaXZz?p=alfred+north+whitehead+youtube&fr2=piv-web&fr=mcasa#id=7&vid=f4b3eee243b227dde194a1a2ae9f4add&action=view
  • Adventures of Ideas

    Adventures of Ideas
    In preface to Adventured of Ideas, Whitehead stated, "The three books—Science and The Modern World, Process and Reality, Adventures of Ideas—are an endeavor to express a way of understanding the nature of things," (Desmet, 2018).
  • Remaining Years

    Remaining Years
    Whitehead was noted as a British mathematician and philosopher who was best known for his mathematical logic and process philosophy of science. His influence was most dominant with his major works in Principia Mathematia and Process and Reason (Desmet, 2018). He passed on December 30, 1947.
  • Works Cited

    Works cited:
    1. Desmet, Ronald, and Andrew David Irvine. “Alfred North Whitehead.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Stanford University, 4 Sept. 2018,
    2. Herstein, Gary L. “Alfred North Whitehead.” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2019,