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North Whitehead, Alfred – The importance of multidisciplinary research and definition of terms

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Type of spiritual experience

A description of the experience

Process and Reality - Part I The Speculative Scheme

Chapter I - Speculative Philosophy

Section IV

The systematization of knowledge cannot be conducted in watertight compartments. All general truths condition each other; and the limits of their application cannot be adequately defined apart from their correlation by yet wider generalities.

The criticism of principles must chiefly take the form of determining the proper meanings to be assigned to the fundamental notions of the various sciences, when these notions are considered in respect to their status relatively to each other. The determination of this status requires a generality transcending any special subject-matter.

The source of the experience

North Whitehead, Alfred

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Observation contributed by: Henry Ibberson