February 1964

Adventures of Ideas, 1933.

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By Alfred North Whitehead. Price, 60¢. Pp 302, with no illustrations. Mentor Books, 501 Madison Ave, New York 22, 1962.

Arch Intern Med. 1964;113(2):300-302. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.00280080136029

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It is exciting to see how the best thoughts of the best people are pouring off the presses at such extraordinarily low prices.

It is natural for man to seek the best, and it is natural in thinking man to seek the best thoughts. And the best thoughts are spreading wider and wider and lower and lower. The success of the paperback editions of such a book, which fifteen years ago we all thought of as reserved only for very few, cheers me.

Some Christian readers are a little afraid of Whitehead because of his agnosticism-his irreverence in writing about God. His reasoning is almost faultless until he tries to deal with the prime mover of the universe in a completely objective fashion. He says this agent has been named, respectively, Jehovah, Allah, Brahma, Father in Heaven, Order of Heaven, First Cause, Supreme Being, Chance. Thus he pays the materialists

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