Whitehead's Perspectives on "Noble Discontent" Term Paper by Peter Pen

A review of the nature of human development though what Alfred North Whitehead calls "noble discontent".
# 145420 | 1,456 words | 1 source | MLA | 2010
Published on Nov 08, 2010 in Philosophy (General)

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The paper discusses Alfred North Whitehead's theory of "noble discontent" in the ideological evolution of the human mind and thought process. The paper explains his idea that curiosity and the human desire for beauty and morality eventually led to the enlightenment of the modern man and beyond.

From the Paper:

"This kind of distinction provides the details on how the human mind as come to know differences in thought, which relate directly to a definition of how the soul is 'noble'. The 'discontent' factor in the quote relates to how human beings are more aware of a moral choice, which helps them to sustain commitment and loyalty to longevity and higher mental capacities. By being able to use the rationale faculties of the human mind, the idea of the soul fuses these principles in an evolutionary process from the lower animal. This is why the animal self becomes lesser through the advent of critical distinctions between 'right and wrong' in the application of thought, especially when thought involves breakthrough ideas that help advance humanity to higher spheres of ideological coordination or application in reality. This is the "sense of criticism" (11) that Whitehead is putting forth in how understanding distinctions of thought in evolving to a more sophisticated human mind."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Whitehead, Alfred North. Adventure of Ideas. Tampa, Florida: Free Press, 1967.

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