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.
A. N. Whitehead is a representative of the philosopher in the field of contemporary philosophies in the breadth and depth of his philosophical studies.
A school of thought that is founded on the Whitehead's philosophy and seeks to apply and develop it to standard philosophical problems, which is known as process philosophy, has emerged in America (Center for Process Studies, Claremont, California, USA) and is spreading all over the world.
It is our common purpose of the establishment of the Society that first of all, we make steady progress in the researches based on the breadth and depth of his philosophical studies, explore philosophy in its broadest sense to be required today and develop it, and that in order to achieve this, we contribute to the academic exchanges among many researchers, and thereby to the advance in these interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary researches.
We will achieve the development of the studies of process philosophy which originates in the Whitehead's philosophy by going deeply into not only philosophy and its related field, but also a wide spectrum of disciplines including sciences such as mathematics, physics and biology, social science and human science, and by sharing broadly the goal of the studies of process philosophy in these various academic fields.
Needless to say, international exchanges between and among researchers are necessary for this end.
It is one of the biggest projects of the Society to take part in and promote international activities and exchanges in relation to the studies of process philosophy.
Although the Whitehead's philosophy is that which has been produced based on the profound tradition of Western Philosophy, it is never the final state of philosophy. It is Whitehead who has criticized such dogmatism of the finality more severely than anyone else. It should be noted that there is the great significance of the establishment of the Society in that we dare proceed to "Adventures of Ideas" through listening modestly to him or even towards surpassing him.
To accomplish these purposes, the Society shall determine Regulations of the Society, be looking for new members widely, and conduct the activities to promote what the Regulations tell.
The Japan Society for Process Studies has been established for the above purpose.
The Japan Society for Process Studies