An Evening with Alfred North Whitehead

Here are some clips from my video call with students earlier tonight wherein I discuss Whitehead's cosmology, including his views of God, creativity, time, immortality, and education.

‘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 Amazon.com.*  Lightman begins his reflections in a cave in Font-de-Gaume, France, famous for its adornment of [...]

The Universe Story, and/or A Pluriverse Story?

Sideris' article in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion Lisa Sideris and Mary Evelyn Tucker speak at a conference about The Journey of the Universe Brian Swimme: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Swimme Lisa Sideris: http://indiana.edu/~relstud/people/profiles/sideris_lisa

Leron Shults’ “adaptive atheism”

"A clash of doctrines is not a disaster - it is an opportunity." -A.N. Whitehead This morning, Jesse Turri sent me a draft of LeRon Shults' soon to be published paper "How to Survive the Anthropocene: Adaptive Atheism and the Evolution of Homo Deiparensis." His basic thesis is that modern day religion (defined as "shared imaginative [...]

Religion in Human and Cosmic Evolution: Whitehead’s Alternative Vision

This was an early draft of a paper I presented at the 10th International Whitehead Conference. For video of the actual presentation, click HERE. --------------------------------- Abstract: This talk compares several approaches to the emergence of religion in human evolution. I contrast Robert Bellah's and Alfred North Whitehead's pluralistic, cosmologically oriented accounts to Daniel Dennett's reductionistic, [...]

Bruno Latour and Rowan Williams on Religion and Ecology

A very wide-ranging and far-reaching conversation. Economics, the "ownership theory" made and sold to students at the London School of Economics and many other Universities around the neoliberal globe, is put on trial by both Latour and Williams. Latour goes so far as to stick a poison label on it. About 10 minutes in, Williams' [...]