Although Whitehead did not write any book or essay focussing directly on aesthetics, his thoughts on the role of aesthetic experience and art are dispersed throughout his entire oeuvre. While there have been a few attempts to abstract the philosopher's theory of aesthetics, for example Donald Sherburne's A Whiteheadian Aesthetic: Some Implications of Whitehead's Metaphysical Speculation (1961), Steve Odin's Tragic Beauty in Whitehead and Japanese Aesthetics (2009), or Steven Shaviro's more recent book Without Criteria: Kant, Whitehead, Deleuze, and Aesthetics (2016), and some attempts to elaborate creatively on Whitehead's thought on aesthetics (as in Susanne Langer, Charles Hartshorne), the authors of Process and Aesthetics: An Outline of Whiteheadian Aesthetics and Beyond choose to approach the issue from a different angle. As a starting point to reconstruct Whiteheadian aesthetics, they explore his notion of aesthetic experience. Apart from this concept, they also examine his ideas on rhythm, creativity, novelty, beauty, contrast,...

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