Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Whitehead's process philosophy undervalues real life
Briefly looking at Whitehead's process philosophy, or theology, for the first time, it seems to me that his intriguing idea of “eternal objects” (EOs) was developed so that Whitehead could hold on to the idea of a non-material spiritual God. With my concept of Living Objects, Godhood is evolved to in the material and supermaterial world, and Godhood is reached through the “process” of the material evolution of objects. One need not cling to a nebulous definition of a non-material God.
Contrary to Whitehead (and Plato) I think reality can be reduced to the actual, thought is not wider than the real, the virtual is not more real than the possible. Whitehead seems to undervalue the potential of real life, as most theologians paradoxically do. The living objects of life, life itself, especially human life, is capable of the highest creativity, life itself contains the actual material potential of evolving all the way to a supermaterial Godhood.
We will find empirical proof of Godhood as we evolve toward Godhood. It is the material Will-Spirit, or Spirit-Will-To-Godhood within material life that essentially describes life itself, which activates life to evolve to the zenith of success in evolution, defined as Godhood. Ideals are always secondary to the objects they represent. All objects evolve (or don't evolve)) endlessly, including Godhood. But here too the definition “evolution” is not sacred, evolution is secondary to the real objects evolved.
It is very difficulty for intellectuals to keep their feet on real ground, they live too much in artificial academic towers. I think this philosophy, which I have called theological materialism, saves both dying religion and Godless science.