(18611947). Philos., mathematician; b. Ramsgate, on the Isle of Thanet, NE Kent, SE Eng.; educ. Cambridge. Taught at Cambridge 18851911; U. of London 191124; Harvard U., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1924ca. 1938. tats view, which he called philos. of organism, is based on the patterned process of events; only what appears, what is given in perception, is real; relations bet. things or events consist in a kind of feeling; every actual entity is a prehensive occasion; the actual world is a certain selection of eternal objects; God is the source of unactualized possibilities (his primordial nature) and conserver of actualized values (his consequent nature). See also Process Philosophy; Process Theology; Time.
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