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Alfred North Whitehead

Alfred North Whitehead, OM (February 15, 1861, Ramsgate, Kent, UK December 30, 1947, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) was a British mathematician who evolved into a philosopher. He wrote on algebra, logic, foundations of mathematics, philosophy of science, physics, metaphysics, and education. He is the coauthor, along with Bertrand Russell, of the epochal Principia Mathematica.

Contents

1 Life
2 Books
3 Secondary literature
4 External links

Life

For a biography, see Lowe (1985) and Lowe and Schneewind (1990). A complicating factor is that unlike Bertrand Russell, Whitehead left no Nachlass; his family carried out his instructions that all of his papers be destroyed after his death.

Whitehead's career is conventionally divided into three phases: