American Philosophy

Process Philosophy

How did Charles Hartshorne’s system of the universe work?

All human sensations, according to Hartshorne, are feelings, and nature itself is the totality of all interactions of sentient, creative beings, which exist for all time in God’s memory. The entire universe is literally God’s body. The most important values—which can be sensed and are immortal as events of sensation—concern beauty. Beauty can be theoretically understood as a mean between order and disorder and/or simplicity and complexity.


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