Int'l Whitehead Conference held in Krakow, Poland

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The 9th International Whitehead Conference kicked off on Monday in Krakow, Poland, with the title of "Society and Process - from Theory to Practice".

About 200 scholars from 25 countries and regions, including China, Germany, the United States, Austria and Canada attended the conference, which will last till Sept. 12.

The conference discussed about 10 issues, such as process philosophy/ontology, "Continental" philosophy," Anglo-American" philosophy.

The section of ecological civilization was the first time to be part of the Conference. Chinese scholar Wang Zhihe will give a lecture on "Constructive Postmodernism, Chinese Marxism, and Ecological Civilization".

Ye Xiangdong, technology counselor of the Chinese embassy in Poland, gave a speech at the opening ceremony.

He said that the conference promoted the exchanges and communication of science and philosophy, especially for the international cooperation and exchanges of Chinese ecological civilization construction theory and practice.

He also said the Chinese government had already regarded the construction of ecological civilization as a national strategy.

As the world's largest developing country, China takes a variety of policies and initiatives to speed up the implementation process of the construction of ecological civilization. This undoubtedly will have the positive impact to the global ecological security and the transformation of lifestyles and technological innovation paradigm.

The Conference is organized by the Whitehead Metaphysical Society and the Department of Philosophy at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow and is supported by the International Process Network. Endi

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