HomeΦιλοσοφια: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 14 no. 2 (2013)

God in Whitehead’s Process Metaphysics

Martin O. Onwuegbusi

Discipline: Philosophy

 

Abstract:

Whitehead’s process view of God has inspired many admirers and provoked many critics. This article does not only examine this view of God as generally opposed to traditional theism, but it also explains why a process God is for Whitehead a necessary requirement for the metaphysical nature of the actual world. After discussing God’s necessary functions in the world, the paper assesses the significance of Whitehead’s process conception of God through a comparison with the traditional theistic view of God.