Framing a Vision of the World
Essays in Philosophy, Science and Religion. In honor of Professor Jan Van der Veken
Andre Cloots and Santiago Sia
Edited volume - free ebook
In October 1998 prof. Jan Van der Veken retired as professor of metaphysics and philosophy of God at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, after more than thirty years of teaching. For a long time he was one of the driving forces behind the Institute of Philosophy's flourishing International Program. He is also the president of the European Society for Process Thought and Director of the Process Documentation Center in Leuven. Because of his broad international commitment, colleagues, friends and former Ph.D-students from all over the world are offering him this collection of essays, which reflect his areas of interest, as a tribute to his work and career.
Since for Jan Van der Veken our vision of the world, and especially the placing of God and religion in it, has been the basic concern in all his work and thought, this problem is also at the core of this volume. Though religion, philosophy and science speak different languages, it is the task of our vision of the world to bring them into some rational coordination.
Many philosophers have guided him in this intellectual search. The first of these has been the later Merleau-Ponty, on whose philosophy he wrote his doctoral dissertation and who has remained present in his thinking. But the discovery of the work of Charles Hartshorne and Alfred North Whitehead opened up for him completely new perspectives and provided him with a new tool to formulate his own insights. It may be said that Jan Van der Veken introduced process-thought in the Low Countries, and that he is still its main proponent.
All these aspects of Jan Van der Veken's thought are treated in this volume. All the contributions testify to the breath of interest, so characteristic of Jan Van der Veken's thinking but also of the necessity of an over-all vision of the world. In an Postscript, Jan Van der Veken himself reconstructs his own journey from Being to Becoming.
Philosophy, Science and Religion
Vincent Brümmer - Science and the Agency of God
William Desmond - Hyperbolic Thought: On Creation and Nothing
John B. Cobb Jr. - Science, Theology and Whitehead's Philosophy
A. Cloots - Thinking Things Together. The Concept of Metaphysics
Religion, Religious language and God's Existence
Charles Hartshorne - Can we understand God?
Wim A. de Pater - Religious Language: the Ramsey Model
David Pailin - Theological Truth Within the Circle?: Evading the Spider's Parlour
Joseph M. Agadiyil - Hartshorne on the Existence of God: A Transcendental Interpretation
Whitehead in Context
Patrick Burke - Creativity and the Unconscious in Merleau-Ponty and Schelling
Timothy Mooney - Deconstruction, Process and Openness: Philosophy in Derrida, Husserl and Whitehead
Doris Donnelly - The Compulsion of Truth
Emmanuel Agius - What Future for Future Generations?: A Whiteheadian Intergenerational Ethical Perspective
Jan Van der Veken - My way from Being to Becoming
English language bibliography of Jan Van der Veken
Notes on Contributors
Format: Edited volume - free ebook
Size: 240 × 160 mm
Publication: November 24, 1999
Series: Louvain Philosophical Studies 14
Stock item number: 45787