Hello! I see everyone doing one, so here's my #introduction
I'm a Data Analyst working at a smallish health center. I have a masters in #publichealth and another in #philosophy . Most of my work in philosophy was on process philosophy & A.N. Whitehead, and most of my work in public health is on #dataanalysis and #substanceabuse , specifically #opioid use.
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I'm intrigued by the process philosophy of Whitehead, for reasons to do with physics (all sorts of philosophical stuff is in the background of the math I do for my day job). Do you have any recommendations for things I should read?
Well most of the cool work on Whiteheads philosophy comes out of Process and Reality, but it's notoriously dense and difficult to understand. I like to say it took me the better part of 6 years to finish it (of course that's an exaggeration, but from my first starting to read it in undergrad to finishing it in grad school it was close)
Modes of thought is much more accessible, but kinda suffers from being 'fluffy', especially in the middle - 1/2
Ah! No that was the book of the student of the scholar I was thinking of (which was also very good mind you!)
The book I was thinking of is called 'The Metaphysics of Experience: A Companion to Whitehead's Process and Reality' by Elizabeth M. Kraus. It's meant to be read alongside P&R and help make sense of it
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