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Australasian Association for Process Thought

The Australasian Association for Process Thought was formed in 1996 by process philosopher and theologian, Dr. Greg Moses and computer scientist, Peter Farleigh, with support from biologist and writer, the late Professor Charles Birch and humanities professor, Wayne Hudson. The aim of the organisation is to promote the study of the process-relational thought of Alfred North Whitehead and Charles Hartshorne in Australia and New Zealand.

For more information:

Australasian Association for Process Thought
18 Pine Street
Newtown NSW 2042
AUSTRALIA

website: http://concrescence.org/
e-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]

Association of Process Psychology

APP is part of the Interdisciplinary Psychotherapy Institute and a publication concerned with both the soul in psychotherapy and the soul of psychotherapy. IPI suggests that these various disciplines need to work together more closely in order to achieve their stated goals. This does not mean they should or would lose their individual uniqueness. IPI believes that this synergistic process can be accomplished by grounding the disciplines in a common theoretical framework. It proposes Alfred North Whitehead's Process Philosophy as that common ground.

For more information:

Dr. David E. Roy, Ph.D. 
Interdisciplinary Psychotherapy Institute
5475 N. Fresno St., Ste. 109
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone: (559) 435-7835
FAX: (559) 435-1210
Website: www.processpsychology.org
E-mail: [email protected]

Association for Process Philosophy of Education

The Association for Process Philosophy of Education, or APPE, is a membership organization that focuses on the contributions of process philosophy to education theory. APPE holds meetings/conferences, publishes a newsletter and maintains a library of video tapes, seminar papers and other resources.

For more information:

APPE Secretary-Treasurer
John Sweeney
PO Box 244
Angelus Oaks, CA 92305-0244

Website: www.apped.org
E-mail: [email protected]

Association pour le Developpement de la Philosophie du Proces

Nous avons, pour ce faire, besoin de votre aide, sous l'une et/ou l'autre de formes suivantes:

  • Participation au groupe de fondation de l'association 
  • Une fois l'association cre, participation sa subsistance, soit au titre de membre bienfaiteur (personne physique ou morale), soit celui de membre actif 
  • Communication de tous documents ou informations susceptibles d'intresser une telle association (notamment articles, livres voquant en franais la Philosophie du Procs 
  • Participation la prparation de colloques sur l'un ou l'autre aspect de la pense de WHITEHEAD, de celle d'HARTSHORNE, ou plus gnralement de la Philosophie du Procs 

Pouvez-vous, en tous cas, vous manifester l'une des deux adresses qui figurent en bas de cette page, pour nous dire ce ce que vous pensez de ce projet.

For more information, contact: 

H. Vaillant
La Gelaye
Seyssuel
38200 Vienne
FRANCE

 --or--

J.M. Breuvart
10, rue A. Dumas
59790 Ronchin
FRANCE

Caribbean Integral Institute for Sustainable development of Human Experience

The Caribbean Integral Institute is registered with the Chamber of Commerce on Curacao, Netherlands Antilles as a Foundation under registry S-6607. It is involved in higher education as a study and research center.

The Caribbean Integral Institute is an NGO institute that presents “Education for Sustainable Development of Human Experience” as a basis for the study, research and development in regard to sustainable development of different areas like Education, Healthcare, Ecology, Economy, Justice, Technology and more.

Globally educators have started to reorder traditional educational theories and practices to integrate Systems Thinking, Process philosophy and holism to cater to the needs of the individual learner. In our programme "Education for Sustainable Development of Human Experience" we go beyond theoretical frameworks to study how through Diagnostic Integrative Observation (DIO) inner developmental processes can be made visible to human perception. Diagnostic Integrative Observation relies on Process thought and Living Systems philosophy for its interpretation and on Indian Systems of Medicine with emphasis on Ayurvedic Science for its application of diagnostic principles. Through its application learners can be assisted in understanding, from an integrated multi-intelligences (Gardner 1983) perspective, the deeper meaning of (sub)conscious physic-psycho-emotional responses while open to the possibilities that the universe reaches out to offer him/her.

For more information:

Training: Beatrixlaan t/o 8, Emmastad
Administration: Didoweg 8, Santa Rosa
Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

Phone: +5999 6701118 / +1 305 5177018
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: www.ciiedu.org

Center for Philosophy and the Natural Sciences

The Center for Philosophy and the Natural Sciences at California State University Sacramento engages in research and scholarship that explores the philosophical implications underlying recent innovations in contemporary science, including those occurring in the areas of quantum physics, cosmology, and the study of complex adaptive systems. This exploration is, in part, a speculative philosophical enterprise intended to contribute to the framework of a suitable bridge by which scientific and philosophical concepts might not only be cross-joined, but mutually supported.

For more information:

Center for Philosophy and the Natural Sciences
California State University
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6033

Phone: 916-278-4535 ext. 2
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.csus.edu/cpns

Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences

The mission of CTNS is to promote the creative mutual interaction between theology and the natural sciences.

CTNS is an international non-profit membership organization dedicated to research, teaching and public service. It focuses on the relation between the natural sciences including physics, cosmology, evolutionary and molecular biology, as well as technology and the environment, and Christian theology and ethics.

As an Affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California, CTNS offers courses at the doctoral and seminary levels in order to bring future clergy and faculty to a greater awareness of this important interdisciplinary work.

For more information:

Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences
2400 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA 94709-1212

Phone: 510-848-8152
FAX: 510-848-2535
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.ctns.org

Chapter for Applied Process Thought

The primary objective of CAPT is seen to comprise the provision of a formal research node of the International Process Network in United Kingdom to which researchers in process studies may wish to be connected. Located at the the Department of Philosophy at the National University of Ireland at Maynooth.

Chromatiques Whiteheadiennes

The "Chromatiques whiteheadiennes" scholarly society was created in January 2001 by Michel Weber. It intends to bring together research on the different aspects, nuances and implications of Whitehead's thought. Since 2002, the network has fostered in Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne research seminars on Whitehead's organic philosophy. The Chromatikon Yearbook publishes the main results of this work and also offers critical studies and reviews in Whiteheadian and related fields. It complements the monographs and proceedings published in Ontos' "Chromatiques whiteheadiennes" and "Process Thought" series.

For more information:

Website: www.chromatika.org

Cosmos and History

Cosmos and History is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal of natural and social philosophy. It serves those who see philosophys vocation in questioning and challenging prevailing assumptions about ourselves and our place in the world, developing new ways of thinking about physical existence, life, humanity and society, so helping to create the future insofar as thought affects the issue. Philosophy so conceived is not identified with the work of professional philosophers, and the journal welcomes contributions from philosophically oriented thinkers from all disciplines.

For more information:

Website: www.cosmosandhistory.org

East-West Process Studies Project

The primary focus of the East-West Process Studies Project is Buddhist-Christian dialogue and dialogue between the Kyoto School of Zen Buddhism and Process Philosophy. For more information, contact:

For more information:

Professor Tokiyuki Nobuhara
Keiwa College, Jinshinkan, Rm 113I
Shibata, Niigata 957
JAPAN

Phone: (0254) 26-3636
FAX: (0254) 36-3646

European Process Network

The European Process Network is a conglomeration of three Whitehead Associations: the Bulgarian Center for Process Studies, (President: Vesselin Petrov), the Whitehead Metaphysical Society from Poland (President. Bogdan Ogrodnik), and the Hungarian and Central European Whitehead Association (President: Attila Simonfi).

For more information:

Website: www.processnetwork.eu

European Society for Process Thought

The European Society for Process Thought, directed by Jan Van der Veken, is a network of scholars affiliated with the Process Documentation Center, a subsection of the Center for Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology at the Institute of Philosophy, Catholic University, Leuven.

For more information:

European Society for Process Thought
Jan Van der Veken, Director
Institute of Philosophy
Kardinaal Mercierplein 2
B-3000 Leuven
Belgium

Website: www.espt.de

Foundation for Philosophy of Creativity

Incorporated in 1957, the Foundation for Philosophy of Creativity is an umbrella organization that cosponsors international conferences and participates in the World Congress of Philosophy meetings.  The Foundation and its related Societies are involved in many activities such as award presentations, international research, compilation of bibliographic materials, and sponsoring symposia on the concept of creativity.

For more information:

Dr. Larry Cobb
250 Slippery Rock Road
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Phone: (724) 794-2938
FAX: (724) 794-1369

Website: http://www.philosophyofcreativity.org/

E-mail: [email protected]

Highlands Institute for American Philosophical and Religious Thought

The Highlands Institute for American Religious and Philosophical Thought, Inc., is a community of productive scholars with diverse theological and philosophical perspectives. The Institute contributes to the academic study of religion and philosophy through interpretive, critical, and constructive reflections whose principal focus is on distinctively American religious and philosophical thought. It fosters broad discussion of relevant options through its sponsorship of conferences, seminars, workshops, and publications.

For more information:

HIARPT
5 Cliff Road
Milton, MA 02186

Phone: (828) 526-4038
Website: www.hiarpt.org 
E-mail: [email protected]

Hungarian and Central European Whitehead Association

The "Hungarian and Central European Whitehead Society" is a non-profit organization aiming at creating and maintaining an intellectual centre that wil attract scholars from all over Central Europe by promoting studies on Alfred North Whitehead's (1861 - 1947) mathematical and philosophical works and on the increasingly widespread scientific and practical approach that is inspired by his oeuvre, with special emphasis on education and the practical implementation of ideas.

For more information:

Arik Zsofia
PhD Researcher
9/B Verebely Str.
1103 Budapest, Hungary

Phone: (00-36-1)- 260-15-36 or (00-36-1)30-993-88-93
FAX: (00-36-1)-476-13-91

Website: www.whitehead.hu
www.processnetwork.eu
e-mail: [email protected]

International Institute for Field Being

IIFB is a non-profit research-oriented international educational association of scholars, professionals, organizations and interested individuals in any field or discipline who study and promote the Field-Being and non-substantialistic modes of thought. Founded by Dr. Lik Kuen Tong, presently Research Professor of Philosophy at Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.A., towards the end of 1996, the IIFB has since its inception sponsored nine international symposia in addition to many colloquia, workshops, and group sessions in conjunction with the various divisional annual meetings of the American Philosophical Association and the American Academy of Religion. The IIFB has as its official organ an online journal The International Journal for Field-Being as well as chapter affiliates in China, Europe, Russia, and the U.S.A. forming a Global Field-Being Network. While prominently interdisciplinary and cross-cultural in its research orientations, the IIFB has from the very beginning aspired not only to the articulation of a new conceptuality for the New Millennium and the Global Age but also to the concretization of Field-Being philosophy in the live-world of practical affairs an effort intended both to address the perennial needs of humanity and to throw significant light on the problematicity and predicaments of the contemporary global situation.

For more information:

Lik Kuen Tong, Ph.D.
Research Professor of Philosophy
President / Director
International Institute for Field-Being
Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195

Phone/Fax: 702-876-0888
Website: www.iifb.org
E-mail: [email protected]

International Process Network

The International Process Network (IPN) is a global network, a federation of fifteen organizations around the world, who are interested in process-relational philosophies.

Process-relational philosophies (or “process”), in general, have creativity, organic change over time, interiority and interdependence as fundamental aspects of their understandings. Process is part of an ancient tradition dating in the West at least from Heraclites, in Asia from early Hindu and Chinese writings, and around the world from many indigenous traditions. In more recent times, it has been expressed in the thought of such philosophers as Sri Aurobindo, Nishida Kitarô, Henri Bergson, Teilhard de Chardin, and Alfred North Whitehead.

IPN came into being in 2001 at the International Whitehead Summit held in Claremont, California. Its purpose, as stated in its bylaws, is “to support, generate and disseminate an international discourse on the meaning and implications of process thought across academic disciplines and conflicting truth-claims, and in relation to the entire community of life and the cosmos.”

Membership in IPN is available to individuals and organizations who are interested in understanding, teaching, developing, applying, promoting or supporting process. Information about the network is available on the IPN website.

For more information:

Website: www.processnetwork.org

Institute for Postmodern Development of China

The Institute for Postmodern Development of China (IPDC) aims to create and promote new modes of development in China and the West, by using ideas that integrate classical Chinese philosophy with constructive forms of Western thought (namely, constructive postmodernism). The Institute addresses practical problems associated with economic growth, social change, and globalization. It also promotes socially responsible business practices. The ideas and principles derived from this interactive process will not only assist China in its development process but also offer Western scholars new approaches to old policy enigmas. Thus, the mission of the China Institute is to promote a two-way exchange of ideas that can help solve concrete problems across cultures.

For more information:

Website: http://www.postmodernchina.org

Japan Society for Whitehead-Process Studies

 The Japan Society for Process Studies has been established for the purpose of promoting the interdisciplinary researches in the various academic fields through the studies of Whitehead's philosophy, and of contributing to the development of these academic fields through academic exchanges between and among researchers.

For more information:

Professor Hitoshi Hongo's Office
School of Engineering Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Tokyo Denki University
2-2 Kanda-Nishiki-cho
Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-8457
JAPAN

Email: [email protected]
Website: http://whitehead-japan.com/01top_e.html

Japan Internet Center for Process Studies (JICPS)

The Japan Internet Center for Process Studies (JICPS) WWW site is maintained by Yutaka Tanaka. The site is composed in both English and Japanese. For the English readers, the contextual index (i.e. electronic concordance) of "Process and Reality"(still in the making) is available in the 'Whitehead Data-Base'. You can browse typical Whiteheadian terms such as actual entity , eternal object, the primordial nature of God, etc., in the context of "Process and Reality." For Japanese readers, you can also read the introduction of Process Philosophy as the philosophy of information organism and its significance for the post-industrial and information-revolution age.

For more information:

Yutaka Tanaka 
Department of Philosophy, Sophia University
7-1 Kioi-cho
Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102-8554
JAPAN

Phone: 81-3-3238-3836
FAX: 81-3-3238-3085
Website: pweb.cc.sophia.ac.jp/~yutaka-t/process/
e-mail: [email protected]

Metanexus Institute on Religion and Science

The Metanexus Institute advances research, education and outreach on the constructive engagement of science and religion. We seek to create an enduring intellectual and social movement by collaborating with persons and communities from diverse religious traditions and scientific disciplines.

In a spirit of humility and with a deep concern for intellectual rigor, the Metanexus Institute promotes a balanced and exploratory dialogue between science and religion. While mindful of the complexities of this endeavor, we work to develop integrative approaches that enrich the domains of both science and religion.

For more information:

Metanexus Institute
28 Garrett Avenue
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010 USA

Voice: 484/592.0304
Fax: 484/592.0313

Website: www.metanexus.net/
Metanexus Local Societies Initiative: www.metanexus.net/local_societies/default.html

Open and Relational Theologies Unit

In November of 2003, at the annual American Academy of Religion meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, a group of diverse scholars came together to form the Open and Relational Theologies Unit of the AAR. The Center for Process Studies is a proud participant in this endeavor. The ORT unit is a diverse group, made up theologians from a wide array of backgrounds and affiliations, evangelical and liberal, including both openness and process theologies. Despite the diversity of origin, these scholars are united in their conviction that God is personal, loving, and relational, creatures are free, and the future is undetermined. If you would like more information about the goings-on of the ORT group, please contact Thomas Oord.

For more information:

Website: www.ctr4process.org/affiliations/ort/

Process Documentation Center

The Process Documentation Center, directed by Andre Cloots, is a subsection of the Center for Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology at the Institute of Philosophy, Catholic University, Leuven. It provides documentation for PhD dissertations.

For more information:

Process Documentation Center
Institute of Philosophy K.U. Leuven
Kardinaal Mercierplein 2
B-3000 Leuven
Belgium

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +32 16 32 63 51
Website: www.espt.de

Process-Philosophy Listserv

An internet discussion list entitled Process Philosophy is up and very active. The list is FREE and open to the discussion of all topics pertaining to the study of Process Philosophies. A certain focus inevitably falls on Whitehead and Hartshorne, but the possible topics are as inclusive as the interests of these two thinkers. Visit them on the web at: www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/PROCESS-PHILOSOPHY.html

The mailbase is an automatic list service software program. It will note your electronic address and return to you a welcoming message and a list of commands with which to control your relations with the list.

Religion Online

Religion Online offers free electronic versions of over 4,700 full texts, articles, and chapters from noted theologians and scholars. They have also made all Process Studies feature articles before issue 16:1 avaialable.

For more information:

Website: www.religion-online.org
E-mail: [email protected]

Society for the Study of Process Philosophies

The Society is a group of scholars in philosophy and related fields with a specialty or interest in process thought. Founded in 1966, SSPP was one of the first satellite organizations of the American Philosophical Association. The Society holds periodic meetings in conjunction with each of the divisional meetings of the American Philosophical Association, as well as at the annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.

For more information:

Dr. Jude Jones, Coordinator 
Society for the Study of Process Philosophies 
Department of Philosophy 
Fordham University
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY  10458

E-mail:  [email protected] or [email protected]

Dr. Brian G. Henning, Associate Director
Society for the Study of Process Philosophies
Philosophy Department
502 E. Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99258
509.313.5885

E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.processphilosophies.org

Unitarian Universalist Process Theology Network

The Unitarian Universalist Process Theology Network invites members interested in exploring ideas and sharing resources on the topic of Process Relational Theology/Thought. It is a not-for-profit organization and is an Affiliate of the UUA. Bi-annual mailings that include a newsletter, sermons, papers, and essays contributed by members are sent to due-paying members. Workshops are offered at General Assembly to encourage further networking and dialogue related to Process Thought. Individual perspectives on the topic are appreciated and enhanced by continued networking. The paradigm described by Process Theology is inclusive, dynamic, and ecological. Alfred North Whitehead is considered the grandfather of Process Theology..

For more information:

UU Process Theology Network
3725 Talbot St Ste D
San Diego, CA 92106

E-mail: [email protected], royreyn@[email protected]

University of Saskatchewan Process Philosophy Research Unit

The USPPRU comprises a group of interdisciplinary researchers, who have been actively engaged in investigating process philosophy and its relationship to education, ecology, culture, science and society since 1992.

For more information:

Mark Flynn, Dept. of Educational Psychology
University of Saskatchewan
28 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1 CANADA

FAX: (306) 966-7020
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.usask.ca/usppru/

Whitehead Film Festival

The Whitehead International Film Festival is sponsored by the International Process Network, a world-wide coalition of organizations interested in developing and making known the relational philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead. Local participants in the International Process Network are the Center for Process Studies and its related program, Process & Faith, both of which are located on the campus of Claremont School of Theology, Claremont School of Theology Arts Council, Video Paradiso and the School of Religion at Claremont Graduate University are co-sponsors of the event.

For more information:

Website: whiteheadfilmfestival.org

The Whitehead Metaphysical Society

The Whitehead Metaphysical Society is an international and not-for-profit institution created in 2003 by a group of 20 philosophers and other scientist. We are registered at the Polish National Court of Registration with no. 0000242372 and keep accounts according to the Polish law as applies to non-governmental organizations.

The Society aims to conduct basic research in philosophy (especially metaphysics) and at the same time to inspire scientists working in other fields to research the foundations of their disciplines. We have organized 9 conferences on a national scale and 2 international ones. We have issued 3 volumes of Studia Whiteheadiana and 2 volumes of Studia Whiteheadiana. Series monographica. Since the beginning of our existence we have organized seminars to discuss the philosophical foundations of religious experience, inter-religious dialogue, quantum mechanics and many others philosophical issues.

For more information:

St. Bonaventura’s Seminary OFM
Panewnicka 76 Str.
40-760 Katowice
Poland

Website: http://towarzystwo.panewniki.pl/english/index.php
E-mail address: [email protected], [email protected]

Whitehead Psychology Nexus

The Whitehead Psychology Nexus is an international open forum dedicated to the cross-examination of Alfred North Whitehead's organic or process philosophy and the various facets of the contemporary psychological field. It seeks to encourage psychology in a Whiteheadian atmosphere and Whiteheadian scholarship informed by psychology. Bold speculations balanced by complete humility before logic, and before fact are especially valued. It is a disease of philosophy --stresses Whitehead-- when it is neither bold nor humble, but merely a reflection of the temperamental presuppositions of exceptional personalities. (ANW, Process and Reality, p. 17) Openness means here --at the very least-- two things. With regard to the focus of the evoked cross-elucidation: no philosophical or psychological system of thought is a priori excluded, provided that they allow discussion in a Whiteheadian spirit.

For more information:

Website: http://www.chromatika.org/spip/spip.php?rubrique37

Whitehead Society of Korea

The Whitehead Society of Korea was founded in 1997. The Society's first annual conference was held in Yonsei University in Seoul. The first issue of the Journal of Whitehead Studies was published in the fall of 1998. Up until 2002, the journal has been published annually by our Society, with its English abstracts in the back. However, since 2003, it has been published twice a year. The Journal of Whitehead Studies is now proudly publishing the latest edition, its eleventh.

Since the beginning time, one of the important projects of the Society has been to read and discuss regularly Whitehead's books in discussion groups. The discussion groups, which are a four-hour meeting, have been held every week or every month in many cities, like in Seoul, Daejeon, Daegu and Busan, reading and discussing Whitehead's books and related materials.

In 2004, we held the 5th International Whitehead Conference on "Process Philosophy and East Asian Culture." The 5th International Whitehead Conference 2004, Korea was held in Seoul during May 24-28. The theme of the Korea Conference was ¡°International Conference on Whitehead¡¯s Thought and East Asian Culture.

For more information:

Dr. Chang-Ok Mun 
805-505 Than Hyun Mauel
Than Hyun Dong
Ko Yang City, Kyung-Ki Do
KOREA 411-320

Website: whitehead.or.kr