Prefatory Note to
Susanne K. Langer
The Practice of Philosophy
Henry Holt and Company, 1930
Alfred North Whitehead
This book contains an admirable short exposition of the aims, methods,
and actual achievements of philosophy. Each chapter takes the form of a
discussion of some question which mustóor, at least, shouldóbe in the
mind of any student entering upon a course of philosophical reasoning.
Some of the conclusions may be controversial, but the book is admirably
clear, and those who disagree can form an exact estimate of the reasons
for their dissent. Thus the book serves the purpose of a philosophical
introduction and of an exercise in philosophical thought. I have read
the book with great interest.