Process Studies

(ISSN: 0360-6503) is a scholarly peer-reviewed, and refereed academic, journal of the Center for Process Studies. Issues are published twice a year. It is the leading international journal in its field, and is dedicated to the study of the thought and wide-ranging implications of Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) and his intellectual associates, most notably Charles E. Hartshorne (1897-2000), and others like William James (1842-1910), Charles Sanders Pierce (1839-1914) and Henri Bergson (1859-1941). The mandate of Process Studies, in sum, is to explore Whiteheadian-Hartshornean process thought at an advanced level and as it appears in related philosophies and theologies (as noted above), applying the Whiteheadian-Hartshornean conceptuality to a wide range of other fields: Aesthetics, Biology, Cosmology, Economics, Education Theory, Ethics, History of Religions, Literary Criticism, Mathematics, Political Thought, Psychology, Physics and other Natural Sciences, the Social Sciences, Sociology, Psychology, Christian Theology, Eastern Religions, and etc. Articles and Special focus sections have been published in all of these areas.

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ISSN: 0360-6503
Two issues / year
Working language is English; academic references to other languages on occasion
Subject categories: 1) Philosophy; 2) Theology; 3) Interdisciplinary
CPS Contact: Wm. Andrew Schwartz
Average length: 320-360 pages
Approximate Circulation: 1000
Indexes in Vol. 15.4 and Vol. 20.4
Agency Discount of 10%
Claims should be made within 12 months. We do not provide refunds once the agent or subscriber check has been processed.
Editor: Daniel A. Dombrowski, Professor of Philosophy, Seattle University; Seattle, WA 98122
Editor's web page
Style guidelines for submissions: PS Style Guidelines

Process Studies Supplements

Process Studies Supplements (PSS) is a scholarly journal published in an electronic format. It is intended to make available to scholars long articles or short monographs that are too large for the journal Process Studies. Material submitted to PSS is peer reviewed in the traditional scholarly fashion, but the mode of delivery is in electronic form. Authors should send articles (whether hard copy or a disk version in Windows format) to the Editor, Daniel A. Dombrowski, Philosophy Department, Seattle University, Seattle, WA 98122. E-mail:

Issue 23 (2016)

  • Ronny Desmet
    "Out of Season: Evaluating Whitehead’s Alternative Theory of Gravitation by Means of the Aesthetic Criteria Induced by Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity"

Issue 22 (2016)

  • Ronny Desmet
    "Poincaré and Whitehead on Intuition and Logic in Mathematics "

Issue 21 (2015)

  • Andrew Kirkpatrick
    "Chaos, Indifference, and the Metaphysics of Absurdity: The Ethical Challenges Posed by Gare’s Process Thought"

Issue 20 (2015)

  • Richard Mattessich and Giuseppe Galassi
    "On the Interdependence of Basic Concepts: Substance and Space, Time and Process, and Consciousness"

Issue 19 (2014)

  • Richard Mattessich
    "No Substance without Process, No Process without Substance, and Neither without Energy: Some Thoughts and Extensions on Whitehead and the Endurants (Continuants) v. Perdurants (Occurrents) Controversy"

Issue 18 (2013)

  • Bernard M. Loomer
    "The Size of the Everlasting God"

Issue 17 (2011)

  • Ronald Preston Phipps
    "The Background and Historic Significance of Alfred North Whitehead’s Letter to his Personal Assistant Henry S. Leonard: The Relation between Science and Philosophy"

Issue 16 (2010)

  • Jan B.F.N. Engberts
    "The Natural Sciences, Classical Chinese Philosophy, Process Thinking, and Brain Lateralization"

Issue 15 (2010)

  • Ronny Desmet
    "On the Need to Interpret General Relativity"

Issue 14 (2009)

  • Eric Weiss
    "A Commentary on Chapter Ten of Science and The Modern World by Alfred North Whitehead"

Issue 13 (2009)

  • Simon Smith
    "The Age of Immanence: Whiteheadian Metaphysics from a Farrerian Point of View"

Issue 12 (2008)

  • Adam C. Scarfe, Ph.D., M.Ed.
    "Overcoming Anthropocentric Humanism and Radical Anti-Humanism: Contours of the Constructive Postmodernist Environmental Epistemology"

Issue 11 (2007)

  • Ronny Desmet
    "Whitehead and the British Reception of Einstein’s Relativity: An Addendum to Victor Lowe’s Whitehead Biography"

Issue 10 (2007)

Note: This issue is a joint publication of PSS and the Whitehead Research Project (WRP). Click here to view the notes on the WRP website.

  • Edwin L. Marvin, introduction and index by Roselyn Schmitt, forward by Lewis Ford
    Notes from “The Philosophy of Science” lectures by Alfred North Whitehead at Harvard University (1927-28)

Issue 9 (2006)

  • Adam Scarfe
    "On Determinations of Causal Connection with Respect to Environmental Problems: Hume, Whitehead, and Hegel"

Issue 8 (2005)

  • John D. Gilroy, Jr.
    "Neuro Wine In Old Vessels: A Critique Of D’Aquili And Newberg"

Issue 7 (2004)

  • Lewis S. Ford
    "The Datum from Which Concrescence Flows: Whitehead's First Analysis of Becoming"

Issue 6 (2004)

  • Timothy E. Eastman and Hank Keeton, editors
    "Resource Guide for Physics and Whitehead"
  • Related Documents: "A Generalized Whiteheadian Theory of Gravity: the Kerr Solution" by Robert John Russell and Christoph Wassermann

Issue 5 (2003)

  • Reginald T. Cahill
    "Process Physics"

Issue 4 (2003)

  • Adam Scarfe
    "Whitehead's Theory of Prehensions as Inclusive of, and Conducive to a Philosophy of Education"

Issue 3 (2003)

  • Chris van Haeften
    "Atomicity and Extension"

Issues 1-2 (1999)

  • Lewis S. Ford
    "The Growth of Whitehead's Theism"
  • Lewis S. Ford
    "Locating Atomicity"