Is Whitehead the King of the Realists?

“Of all the modern philosophers who tried to overcome matters of fact, Whitehead is the only one who, instead of taking the path of critique and directing his attention away from facts to what makes them possible as Kant did; or adding something to their bare bones as Husserl did; or avoiding the fate of their domination, their Gestell, as much as possible as Heidigger did; tried to get closer to them or, more exactly, to see through them the reality that requested a new respectful realist attitude.”

- Latour, B. 2004. 'Why Has Critique Run Out of Steam?: From Matters of Fact to Matters of Concern', Critical Inquiry 30, 225-248. (p.244)

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