Hubris, its a shame. if he had spent his tenure at Cambridge studying the unpublished Peirce manuscripts at his disposal , and precisely working out phenomenology and epistemology instead of focusing on writing process & reality. He could have done something useful, especially with his mereological ideas.
unfortunately the Harvard philosophy department severely neglected the Peirce papers during and after whiteheads tenure, leaving much lost and disorganized until the mid20th century, worse still the neglect caused many pages to rot, now forever lost. What is it about mere mathematicians that makes them think they can jump strait into metaphysics and ontology? its no surprise that so many of them are Platonists. >>10753441
Whiteheads process philosophy can only be salvaged when superimposed on Peirceian metaphysics. Without Peirce's relational categories, especially Thirdness, Whitehead's 'actual entities' are merely occasions of experience with no phenomenological ties to reality. Whitehead does not overcome the Cartesian schism, he only unites it in a process. Whitehead's process philosophy does not accommodate panpsychism and relies on a supernatural god to explain mind and life.. Whiteheads cosmos is inanimate.
the good bits of whiteheads process philosophy, the pluralistic, composite, and continuous nature of existence, need Peirce to be placed in a working--no, living, system.>>10753441
Whitehead's reliance on aphorism makes his philosophy palatable to the same minds that enjoy eastern philosophy.>>10754969>>10753550
Just like process philosophy, Peirce had already anticipated much of Whiteheads contributions in mathematics in his 20's.