In his papal letter Laudate si’ Pope Francis invited a worldwide dialogue on the interrelated issues of ecology, economy, and equity. This collection of essays, representing multiple fields and faiths, answers that call and boldly aims to move the conversation foward.
Of rhizomes and reality . . .
What is the nature of the universe? Are we bits of unconnected matter floating in the cosmos, buffeted about by other bits of matter? Or do we live in a participatory universe where diverse and interdependent parts make up the whole?
Based on the work of Alfred North Whitehead, process philosophy uncovers a relational ontology at the heart of the universe that flows into all realms of human thought and endeavor. Because it describes the way things are, process philosophy finds expression in diverse fields, from the hard sciences to the most ephemeral arts.
Process Century Press is dedicated to publishing books as wildly diverse as life itself, held together by this one idea: that ours is a relational, participatory universe–and therefore, what we do matters, to each other, to all forms of life, and to Earth itself. Toward Ecological Civilization Series.