Schelling’s Pantheogenic Naturphilosophie

In his bok The Origin and Goal of History, Karl Jaspers' claims that Schelling "clung with complete conviction to the theory that the creation of the world took place six thousand years ago, whereas today no one doubts the bone finds which prove man's life on earth to have gone on far more than a hundred [...]

Philosophy of the Human in Whitehead and Schelling (response to Knowledge-Ecology)

Adam/Knowledge-Ecology just posted a fine reflection on the place of the human in nature. Below is my response. I think there is an elephant in the room here. Just before the line you quote in Modes of Thought, Whitehead says “In mankind, the dominant dependence on bodily functioning seems still there. And yet the life of [...]

“From Kant to Schelling to Process Metaphysics: On the Way to Ecological Civilization” by Arran Gare

I stumbled upon this great essay on Schelling and process metaphysics recently published in the journal Cosmos and History by Prof. Arran Gare. He really makes it clear how compatible Schelling's Naturphilosophie is with Whitehead's cosmological scheme. "From Kant to Schelling to Process Metaphysics: On the Way to Ecological Civilization" Here is a sample: Schelling’s work [...]

Thoughts on Tim Morton on the Ecological Emergency

HERE is a recent interview of Tim Morton I found over on Knowledge-Ecology. I've made some notes while listening: I absolutely love what he is saying. Really, I dig it. His ontology has style, and I don't just mean he is rhetorically skilled and so persuasive to us as subjectivities, I mean he has tapped [...]

Individuals and the Whole in Process Ontology

This is a response to some recent posts on process philosophy in America by Jason/Immanent Transcendence. The status of individuals in a process ontology is something I've explored in connection with Harman's object-oriented ontology (HERE and HERE). Harman points to process ontologists like Whitehead and says they ignore the irreducible individuality of things (as withdrawn [...]