Works Cited and Further Readings – Relativity Physics

Ariel, Robert Andrew. 1974. “Recent Empirical Disconfirmation of Whitehead’s Relativity Theory,” Process Studies, 4, 107-113.

Bergson, Henri. 1991 [1896]. Matter and Memory, translated by N.M. Paul & W.S. Palmer (New York, Zone Books). [1959. Matière et Mémoire in Oeuvres edited by A. Robinet (Paris, Presses Universitaires de France)].

Bergson, Henri. 1999 [1922]. Duration and Simultaneity, translated by L. Jacobson (Manchester, Clinamen Press). [1972. Durée et Simultanéité, in Mélanges, edited by A. Robinet (Paris, Presses Universitaires de France)].

Bub, Jeffrey. 1997. Interpreting the Quantum World (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press).

Burgers, Jan. 1965. Experience and Conceptual Activity (Cambridge, MIT Press).

Cahill, Reginald T. 2003. “Process Physics,” Process Studies Supplement, 5. Accessible online at [Cahill provides an information-theoretic approach to revisions in modern physics that is inspired by Whitehead.]

Cahill, Reginald T. 2005. Process Physics: From Information Theory to Quantum Space and Matter (New York, Nova Science).

Čapek, Milič. 1957. “Note about Whitehead’s Definitions of Co-Presence,” Journal of Philosophy, 24, 1, 79-86.

Čapek, Milič. 1971. Bergson and Modern Physics (Dordrecht, D. Reidel).

During, Elie. 2006. “Philosophical twins? Bergson and Whitehead on Langevin’s Paradox and the Meaning of ‘Space-Time’,” in Les Principes de la connaissance naturelle d’Alfred North Whitehead—Alfred North Whitehead’s Principles of Natural Knowledge, edited by G. Durand and M. Weber (Frankfurt, Ontos Verlag).

Eastman, Timothy (ed.). 1997-98. “Process Thought and Natural Science,” Process Studies, special issues 26, 3-4 and 27, 3-4.

Eastman, Timothy E. & Hank Keeton (eds.). 2004a. Whitehead and Physics: Quantum Process and Experience (Albany, SUNY Press).

Eastman, Timothy E. & Hank Keeton 2004b. “Resource Guide for Physics and Whitehead.” Process Studies Supplement, Issue 6. Accessible online at

Epperson, Michael. 2004. Quantum Mechanics and the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead (New York, Fordham University Press).

Fagg, Lawrence W. 1995. The Becoming of Time: Integrating Physical and Religious Time (Atlanta, Scholars Press).

Ferré, Frederick. 1986. “Contemporaneity, Knowledge, and God: A Comment on Hurley’s Paper,” in Physics and the Ultimate Significance of Time, edited by D. R. Griffin (Albany, SUNY Press).

Finkelstein, David. 1996. Quantum Relativity: A Synthesis of the Ideas of Einstein and Heisenberg (Berlin, Springer-Verlag).

Fitzgerald, Janet. 1979. Alfred North Whitehead’s Early Philosophy of Space and Time (Washington DC, University Press of America).

Fowler, Dean. 1974. “Disconfirmation of Whitehead’s Relativity Theory: A Critical Reply,” Process Studies, 4, 288-90.

Fowler, Dean. 1975a. “Whitehead’s Theory of Relativity,” Process Studies, 5, 159-74.

Fowler, Dean. 1975b. Relativity Physics and the Doctrine of God: A Comparative Study of Whitehead and Einstein (Ph.D. Dissertation, Claremont Graduate School).

Fowler, Dean. (ed.). 1981. “Whitehead and Natural Science,” Process Studies, special issue11, 4.

Gödel, Kurt. 1990 [1949]. “A Remark about the Relationship between Relativity Theory and Idealistic Philosophy,” in Demonstratives, edited by P. Yourgrau (Oxford, Oxford University Press).

Griffin, David Ray (ed.). 1986. Physics and the Ultimate Significance of Time (Albany, SUNY Press).

Hammerschmidt, William W. 1947. Whitehead’s Philosophy of Time (New York, King’s Crown Press).

Hansen, Niels Viggo. 2004. “Spacetime and Becoming: Overcoming the Contradiction between Special Relativity and the Passage of Time,” in Physics and Whitehead: Quantum, Process, and Experience, edited by T. E. Eastman & H. Keeton (Albany, SUNY Press).

Hartshorne, Charles. 1970. Creative Synthesis and Philosophical Method (La Salle IL, Open Court).

Hättich, Frank. 2004. Quantum Processes: A Whiteheadian Interpretation of Quantum Field Theory (Münster, Agenda Verlag).

Herstein, Gary L. 2006. Whitehead and the Measurement Problem of Cosmology (Frankfurt, Ontos).

Hurley, Patrick. 1986. “Time in the Earlier and Later Whitehead,” in Physics and the Ultimate Significance of Time, edited by D. R. Griffin (Albany, SUNY Press).

Jammer, Max. 1974. The Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics (New York, John Wiley & Sons).

Jungerman, John. 2000. World in Process (Albany, SUNY Press).

Llewellyn, Robert. 1973. “Whitehead and Newton on Space and Time Structure,” Process Studies, 3, 239-58.

Lobl, Michael. 1996. ANW’s Kosmologiemodell (Frankfurt, Peter Lang).

Lowe, Victor. 1985 & 1990. Alfred North Whitehead: The Man and His Work, Volume I & Volume II (Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press).

Lucas, George. 1989. The Rehabilitation of Whitehead (Albany, SUNY Press).

Malin, Shimon. 2001. Nature Loves to Hide: Quantum Physics and Reality (Oxford, Oxford University Press).

Mays, Wolfe. 1977. Whitehead’s Philosophy of Science and Metaphysics (The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff).

Mead, George Herbert. 1938. The Philosophy of the Act (Chicago, University of Chicago Press).

Mead, George Herbert. 2002 [1932]. The Philosophy of the Present (Amherst NY, Prometheus Books).

Miller, Peter. 1986. “Time, Events, and Substance: Comments on Hurley and Whitehead,” in Physics and the Ultimate Significance of Time, edited by D. R. Griffin (Albany, SUNY Press).

Northrop, Filmer. 1951. “Whitehead’s Philosophy of Science,” in The Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead, edited byArthur Schilpp (La Salle IL, Open Court), 165-207.

Palter, Robert. 1960. Whitehead’s Philosophy of Science (Chicago, University of Chicago Press).

Ranke, Oliver von. 1997. Whitehead’s Relativitatstheorie (Regensburg, Roderer Verlag).

Rescher, Nicholas. 1996. Process Metaphysics (Albany, SUNY Press).

Rescher, Nicholas. 2000. Process Philosophy: A Survey of Basic Issues (Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press).

Russell, Robert J. & Christoph Wassermann. 2004. “A Generalized Whitehead Theory of Gravity: The Kerr Solution,” Appendix to Eastman and Keeton, 2004b [features a conversion of Whitehead’s relativity theory to modern notation].

Russell, Robert J. 1988. “Whitehead, Einstein and the Newtonian Legacy,” in Newton and the New Direction in Science: Proceedings of the Cracow Conference 25 to 28 May 1987, edited by G.V. Coyne, S. J. M. Heller, and J. Zycinski, Specola Vaticana(Citta del Vaticano, Specola Vaticana), 175-92.

Savitt, Steven F. 2001. “Being and Becoming in Modern Physics,” in Zalta, Edward N. (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy (

Schmidt, Paul F. 1967. Perception and Cosmology in Whitehead’s Philosophy (New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press).

Shimony, Abner. 1997. “On Mentality, Quantum Mechanics and the Actualization of Potentialities,” in The Large, the Small and the Human Mind, edited by Malcolm Longair (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press).

Stapp, Henry. 1993. Mind, Matter, and Quantum Mechanics (Berlin, Springer-Verlag).

Stapp, Henry P. 2007. Mindful Universe: Quantum Mechanics and the Participating Observer (Berlin, Springer-Verlag).

Stolz, Joachim. 1995. Whitehead und Einstein: Wissenschaftsgeschichtliche Studien in Naturphilosophischer Absicht (Frankfurt, Peter Lang).

Synge, John L. & Coleman, A. John. 2005 [1951]. Whitehead’s Principle of Relativity: Three Lectures given at the University of Maryland by John L. Synge, edited by A. John Coleman. See online

Synge, John L. 1960. Relativity: The General Theory. (Amsterdam, North-Holland Publ. Co)

Tanaka, Yutaka. 1987. “Einstein and Whitehead: the Principle of Relativity Reconsidered.” Historia Scientiarum, 32, 43-61.

Wasserman, Christoph. 1984. The Relativity Theory of Alfred North Whitehead: A Primary-Secondary Bibliography (Unpublished Manuscript, March 22, 1984, available from the Center for Process Studies).

White, Alan Villard. 1983. “Whitehead, Special Relativity, and Simultaneity,” Process Studies, 13, 4, 275-85.

Whitehead, Alfred North. 1923. “The Problem of Simultaneity,” Relativity, Logic, and Mysticism (Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume III), 34-41.

Zee, A. 2003. Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell (Princeton, Princeton University Press).