Physics of the World-Soul, a short course on Schelling and Whitehead at Schumacher College next week >More information on this course<< Recommended Readings (PDF)

Schumacher College summer course update: “Physics of the World-Soul” Schumacher College has decided to make my week on Schelling and Whitehead a stand alone course called "Physics of the World-Soul." It will take place June 18-22. More information available at the link above.

Lectures on Timothy Morton’s “Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People”

Process and Difference in the Pluriverse (opening lecture) My Spring course at finishes up this week with a set of modules on Timothy Morton's book Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People (2017). Earlier in the semester, we read works by Plato, William James, Catherine Keller, William Connolly, Bruno Latour, Anne Pomeroy, and Donna Haraway. Below, I [...]

Searching for Stars: A Conversation with Alan Lightman

‘Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine’ by Alan Lightman

[Update 4/19: listen to the interview here] On Thursday at CIIS, I'll interview physicist and novelist Alan Lightman, author of the just published Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine (2018). As of this writing, Lightman's book is #1 in Metaphysics on*  Lightman begins his reflections in a cave in Font-de-Gaume, France, famous for its adornment of [...]

Fall 2018 Online Course: “Mind & Nature in German Idealism”

I'll be offering this course for the second time in Fall 2018 at (the semester runs from late August through mid-December). Special students and auditors are welcome to enroll! Email me at for more information about registration.

Bruno Latour’s “Facing Gaia”

I'm sharing two lectures recorded for my online course this semester, Process and Difference in the Pluriverse. In these two modules, we are studying Latour's recently translated book Facing Gaia. Chapters 1-4:; Chapters 5-8: