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Process and Reality
By Alfred North Whitehead
Chapter 1 read by Roger Coe

whitehead

Date Added: March 10, 2014

Roger Coe: Download Chapter 1

Indigenous Wisdom: Grace and Survival Under Fire
Featuring: Ignacio Castuera, Maulana Karenga (Creator of Kwanzaa), Chris Daniels, Dwight Hopkins

We explore learnings to be derived from the experiences of First Peoples in North America as well as the Afro-Diaspora. The survival of these resilient peoples is intimately connected to their Wisdom values and all of us can apply those learnings at a time when all civilization is threatened with the same forces that have battered these minorities for centuries. This intuition now must also be applied to the survival of the whole ecological system and we hope to explore ways to do that in this conference.

indigenous

Date Recorded: February 15, 2014
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: February 2014

Maulana Karenga: Cultural Recovery, Sankofa
and Serudj Ta: Repairing and Remaking Ourselves
and the World

Chris Daniels: Indigenous Traditions and
Whiteheadian Thought

Response by Dwight Hopkins

Religious Diversity, Evangelicalism, and Process Thought
Featuring:Curtis Rigsby

A seminar and conversation.

indigenous

Date Recorded: January 22, 2014
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: February 2014

Curtis Rigsby: Religious Diversity,
Evangelicalism, and Process Thought


Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization

Part 1: Reasons for the conference, sponsoring organizations, statements about some of the supporting institutions.

Part 2: Statements by Philip Clayton, Bob Ireland, and Vern Visick; Process Century Press, indigenous conference, and academic courses related to conference; Pomona College location and planning for the arts; publicity, fundraising, and community outreach.

indigenous

Date Recorded: January 16, 2014
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: February 2014

A variety of speakers:
Part 1

Part 2

Tikkun Olam: Love's Rebellion--The Non-Violent Path to Overcoming the Globalization of Materialism and Selfishness (aka Capitalism)
Featuring: Rabbi Michael Lerner

Rabbi Lerner, author of a national bestseller, The Left Hand of God: Taking Our Country Back from the Religious Right (Harper San Francisco, 2006), is rabbi of Beyt Tikkun and the editor of Tikkun magazine: one of the most respected intellectual/cultural magazines in the Jewish world. His talk considers an "unrealistic" alternative to the selfish and materialistic worldview dominant today. Watch this event below!

ethics

Date Recorded: December 11, 2013
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: December 2013

Process Ecclesiology: Subverting Ecclesial Marks
Featuring: Timothy Murphy

Timothy Murphy, PhD Canditate in Process Studies at Claremont School of Theology, and incoming Executive Director of Progressive Christians Uniting, discusses the marks of the church, how Marjorie Suchocki interprets them from a process perspective, and provides his own alternative proposal in contrast to Marcella Althaus-Reid’s radical alternative. Watch this event below!

ethics

Date Recorded: November 6, 2013
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: November 2013

Political Theory & Entanglement: Politics at the Overlap of Race, Class and Gender
Featuring:Olav Bryant Smith, Les Muray, Adam Robbert, Randall Auxier, Catherin Keller, Elaine Padilla, Joerg Rieger, Monica Coleman, Cynthia Moe-Lobeda

In preparatino for the upcoming 2015 Seizing an Alternative mega-conference, this one day mini-conference brought together leading scholars from around the world to explore issues of political theory as well as race, class, and gender (or "entanglement"). Watch this event with the links below!

ethics

Date Recorded: October 25, 2013
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: October 2013

Olav Bryant Smith: The Current American Scene
Les Muray: Biocracy
Adam Robbert: Cosmopolitics
Randall Auxier: Prospects for Democracy
Catherine Keller: Entanglement
--with response by Elain Padilla
Joerg Rieger: Liberation
Monica Coleman: Class, Race, and Gender
Cynthia Moe-Lobeda: Race, Class, and Climate Debt

Re-Envisioning Nature: Science, Philosophy, Ethics
Featuring: Philip Clayton, Robert Ulanowicz, Georg Northoff, Melinda Herrold-Menzies, Ronny Desmet, Stuart Kauffman, John Cobb, Bruce Weber, Zach Simpson

Nine renowned scholars led a one day conversational conference on the intersection of Science, Philosophy, and Ethics, particularly with respect to nature and the environment. Each scholars presentation with followed by a time of open conversation and discussion. This conference is one in a series of conferences in preparation for the 2015 International Whitehead Conference.

ethics

Date Recorded: October 17, 2013
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: October 2013

Philip Clayton: Religion, Philosophy & Science
Robert Ulanowicz: Theoretical Ecology [slides]
Georg Northoff: Neuroscience and Neurophilosophy
Melinda Herrold-Menzies: Policy, Sociology, & Environment
Ronny Desmet: Philosophy of Science [paper]
Stuart Kauffman: Theoretical Biology
John Cobb: Process Theology
Bruce Weber: Biochemistry
Zach Simpson: Philosophy of Religion & Biology

On Metaphysics, Economics, and Ecology
Featuring: John Cobb, Jr.

indigenous

Date Recorded: October 15, 2013
Location: University Club of Claremont
Date Added: March 2014

On Metaphysics, Economics, and Ecology



Ethics Conference
Featuring: Theodore Walker, Rem Edwards, Ignacio Castuera, David Larson, Brianne Donaldson, and Brian Henning

Six distinguished scholars discuss a variety of topics within the field of ethics. These presentations are part of a larger project, namely, the Value Theory and Ethics track of the 2015 International Whitehead Conference. See list of topics and speakers.

ethics

Date Recorded: September 27, 2013
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: September 2013

Theodore Walker (Part 1 of 6)
Rem Edwards (Part 2 of 6)
Ignacio Castuera (Part 3 of 6)
David Larson (Part 4 of 6)
Brianne Donaldson (Part 5 of 6)
Brian Henning (Part 6 of 6)

What We Can Learn from North Korea

Featuring: John Cobb

Prof. John B. Cobb, Jr. shares his experiences from a recent visit to North Korea in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the Armistice Agreement of July 27, 1953 between the US and DPRK. He was with several other peace-seeking US citizens including Ramsey Clark of International Action Center, Brian Becker of Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, and Attorney Mara Verheyden-Hilliard of Partnership for Civil Justice, Inc.

Cobb_NK

Date Recorded: September 25, 2013
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: September 2013

Process and Jainism: A Universe of Permanence & Change

Featuring: Ana Bazjeli

Ana Bajželj obtained her PhD in Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. Her research focuses on Indian philosophy, particularly Jain ontology. She held research positions at the University of Ljubljana where she completed the research project Philosophical relevance of death and dying. Throughout her PhD studies, she received several fellowships to study Jain philosophy in India. She studied Prakrits and Kundakunda's philosophy with prof. Kamal Chand Sogani at the Apabhramśa Sāhitya Academy in Jaipur. She has also received a 12-month ICCR postdoctoral fellowship to continue her research in Jain ontology at the University of Rajasthan, beginning this fall. 

Bazjeli

Date Recorded: July 24, 2013
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: July 2013

Religion and Reality: Exploring the Five Ultimates of the World's Religion

Featuring: Darren Iammarino

Darren Iammarino is a professor at San Diego State University's Department of Religious Studies. He is the author of an important forthcoming book on process thought, Religion and Reality: An Exploration of Contemporary Metaphysical Systems, Theologies, and Religious Pluralism. In this seminar, Darren discusses the major themes of that book, which is also the topic of his dissertation - Cosmosyntheism: A Global Theology for the 21st Century. Iammarino attempts to provided a pluralistic metaphysic by expanding Cobb and Griffin's "deep religious pluralism" to include five ultimates.

Iammarino

Date Recorded: July 17, 2013
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: July 2013

Hell is Not Others: Relational Notions of Hell from Boehme to Suchocki and Kearney
Featuring: James McLachlan

James McLachlan is Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Western Carolina University in North Carolina. He sutdied philosophy in Paris, at the Sorbonne, and received his PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Toronto. McLachlan has been a visiting scholar at CPS, published several books, and is co-chair of the Mormon Studies Consultation at AAR.

McLachlan

Date Recorded: June 19, 2013
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: June 2013

Why Process Philosophy?
Featuring: Jay Nahm

Watch Jay Nahm present on "Why Process Philosophy?" Sponsored by Korea Project of CPS.
Note: The bulk of this presentation is is Korean.

Nahm

Date Recorded: May 29, 2013
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: May 2013

Yogic Disciplines: Buddhism, Jainism, and Vedanta
Featuring: Christopher Key Chapple

Christopher Key Chapple is the Navin and Pratima Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology at Loyola Marymount University. He served as Assistant Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies of World Religions and taught Sanskrit, Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism for five years at the State University of New York at Stony Brook before joining the faculty at LMU.

Watch his presentation on Yogic Disciplines and the "The Grammar of Elemental Liturgical Pluralism".

Chapple

Date Recorded: May 08, 2013
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: May 2013

Organizing for Sustainability
Featuring: Barbara Muraca

Barbara Muraca is currently Senior Researcher at the Institute for Sociology at the University of Jena in Germany. Her research project is on Dynamics and Destablization of Growth Societies, funded by the German Research Foundation. Muraca earned her PhD in Philosophy at the University of Greifswald, with a dissertation on process philosophy as a theoretical background for a theory of strong sustainability.

Muraca

Date Recorded: April 24, 2013
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: April 2013

Engaged Buddhism
Featuring: Sulak Sivaraksa

Sulak Sivaraksa - a prominent and outspoken Thai intellectual and social critic - gives a seminar on "Engaged Buddhism." Sivaraksa is a teacher, a scholar, a publisher, an activist, the founder of many organisations, and the author of more than a hundred books and monographs in both Thai and English. He is known in the West as one of the fathers of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB), and recipient of the Right Livelihood Award (a.k.a. the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’) in 1995.

Sivaraksa

Date Recorded: April 10, 2013
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: April 2013

For They Are Without Excuse: The Problem of “Self-Evident Truth” in Interfaith Dialogue
Featuring: C. Robert Mesle

Bob Mesle talks on the problem of "self-evident" truth, humility, integrity, and interreligious dialogue. Mesle is professor of Philosophy and Religion at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. He is the author of several books, including: Process Theology: A Basic Introduction and Process-Relational Philosophy: An Introduction to Alfred North Whitehead. Mesle is also a frequent instructor for the CPS January course in Claremont, and the Process Summer Academy in China.

Mesle_Lecture

Date Recorded: March 18, 2013
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: March 2013

Process Introductory Seminar: "God is Love"
Featuring: John Sweeney

This years annual Process Introductory Seminar was given by John Sweeney. The seminar titled, "God is Love," used the notion of a loving God to introduce process theology and philosophy. Sweeney has been working at the Center since January 2000. He is an Adjunct Professor of Process Theology at the Claremont School of Theology. Prior to joining the staff at the Center, John taught philosophy at several community colleges, including ten years at San Diego City College. Sweeney completed his Ph.D. at Claremont School of Theology in process thought and religious education; his dissertation was published in 2009 with the title I’d Rather Be Dead Than Be a Girl.

Sweeney

Date Recorded: February 7, 2013
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: February 2013

A Whiteheadian Interpretation of the Ontological Significance of the God Particle (The Higgs)
Featuring: Ron Phipps

Ron Phipps shares his thoughts on "A Whiteheadian Interpretation of the Ontological Significance of the God Particle (The Higgs)." Phipps is a major supporter of the Center for Process Studies China Project, based on his career in US-China trade and citizen diplomacy and his study of Whitehead and physics. He is Founder and President of China Products North America, Co-founder and former Chair of US-China People’s Friendship Association. Phipps conducted research on Whitehead and physics with Professor Henry Leonard, a personal assistant to Whitehead.

Deacon

Date Recorded: January 23, 2013
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: January 2013

Dialogue: John B. Cobb and Tu Weiming 杜維明
Featuring: John B. Cobb and Tu Weiming

This dialogue between John B. Cobb and Tu Weiming 杜維明 was held in Claremont, CA on 2012.02.25.
Tu Weiming: Lifetime Professor in Philosophy and Director of Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University and Research Professor and Senior Fellow of the Asia Center at Harvard University.
John B. Cobb: American United Methodist theologian who played an important role in the development of process theology applying it to applied it to social justice issues. He was a professor at Claremont School of Theology from 1958 until 1990.

Date Added: November 2012

Whitehead's Account of the 6th Day
Featuring: Isabelle Stengers, Donna Haraway, and Richard Rorty

Isabelle Stengers, Donna Haraway, and Richard Rorty discuss Whitehead's ideas at a colloquium at Stanford called "Whitehead's account of the 6th day"

Desmet

Date Added: November 2012

Part 1 of 2
Part 2 of 2

David Harvey, Alfred North Whitehead, Nature, Novelty, and Zero Growth Economy
Featuring: David Harvey

The key to the door of endless possibilities? In this short video, David Harvey talks about growth economics, Whitehead, and the role of novelty. Harvey is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology & Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), Director of The Center for Place, Culture and Politics, and author of numerous books.

Date Added: November 2012

Process Philosophy Explained

Here is a short (2 minute) YouTube video introducing Alfred North Whitehead's philosophy of organism.

Date Added: November 2012

Crossing the Threshold: Emergence of Life's Normative Functions and Referential Information
Featuring: Terrence Deacon

Terrence W. Deacon is Professor of Anthropology at UC Berkeley. He earned Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from Harvard University. His areas of specialization include: brain development and evolution, origins of language, bio-cultural evolution, and emergence. Professor Deacon’s research has combined human evolutionary biology and neuroscience, with the aim of investigating the evolution of human cognition. His work extends from laboratory-based cellular-molecular neurobiology to the study of semiotic processes underlying animal and human communication, especially language. Many of these interests are explored in his 1997 book, The Symbolic Species: The Coevolution of Language and the Brain. His most recent book is titled, Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter.

Deacon

Date Recorded: November 14, 2012
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: November 2012

Saving Experience: Lecture Series
Featuring: Ronny Desmet

Ronny Desmet, of the Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science at Free University, Brussels, gave a four-part lecture series titled: Saving Experience (click here for more details). His main area of research involves the evaluation of contemporary structural realism in the philosophy of science by means of the thought of Alfred North Whitehead. Desmet is currently doing postdoctoral research which addresses the potential of Whitehead’s philosophy to provide an ontology for quantum mechanics (2010-2013).

Desmet

October 10, 17, 24, 31 (2012)
Claremont School of Theology

1) The Charm of Disenchantment
2) Saving Mathematical Experience
3) Saving Empirical Experience
4) Saving Religious Expeirence

Brain and Subjectivity?: Kant, Whitehead, and the Hard Problem
Featuring: Georg Northoff

Georg Northoff, MD, PhD is EJLB-CIHR Michael Smith Chair in Neurosciences and Mental Health and holds a Canada Research Chair for Mind, Brain Imaging and Neuroethics at the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR). He completed his initial training in medicine/psychiatry and philosophy in Germany. Dr. Northoff’s previous academic positions included Professorships at the University of Magdeburg, Germany, and Harvard University. With over 100 scientific publications, his current focus is predominantly on the self – having developed the concept of cortical midline structures.

Northoff

Date Recorded: October 18, 2012
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: October 2012

Development of Industrialized Agriculture
Featuring: Evaggelos Vallianatos

Evaggelos Vallianatos is a historian and environmental analyst. He specializes in agriculural alternatives such as biodynamic, organic, and community supported agriculture. Vallianatos is the author of This Land Is Their Land (2006), in which he advocates for an agricultural paradigm shift - modeled after indigenous and Third World practices. We are honored to have Dr. Valliantos address our community.

Vallianatos

Date Recorded: September 26, 2012
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: September 2012

Ecumenical, Evangelical, Eucharistic, and Evolving: Process Theology and a New Kind of Christianity
Featuring: Bruce Epperly

Theologian, pastor, spiritual guide, author, and recognized leader in lay and pastoral faith formation, Bruce Epperly talks about a new kind of Christianity inspired by process theology. Epperly has written over twenty books. His most recent books are Starting with Spirit: Nurturing Your Call to Pastoral Ministry, Philippians: An Interactive Adult Bible Study, and Process Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed.

Bruce Epperly

Date Recorded: September 24, 2012
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: September 2012

Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery
Featuring: Rupert Sheldrake

Rupert Sheldrake is one of the world’s most innovative biologists and writers. His new book, Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery, is the American edition of his book The Science Delusion: Freeing the Spirit of Enquiry, which was published in the UK and Ireland.

On October 31 and November 1, 2011, CPS held a conference with Sheldrake featuring the then unpublished manuscript of his book, Science Set Free, which is being officially launched this September. The American version is expected to differ slightly from the British, as a result of discussions had during that meeting.

Date Added: August 2012

 

Buddhist-Christian Dialogue
Featuring: Curtis Rigsby

Curtis Rigsby led a seminar on Buddhist-Christian Dialogue. Rigsby illuminated the work of Katsumi Takizawa, along with thinkers like Kitaro Nishida, Masao Abe, and John Cobb. Rigsby earned is PhD in Philosophy from University of Hawai'i at Manoa in 2008. He is currently a professor of religion at University of Guam. Rigsby is particularly interested in the history and philosophy of religion, and spent two years researching Japanese philosophy at Kyoto University in Japan.

Paul O. Ingram

Date Recorded: July 19, 2012
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: July 2012

 

Celebrating Reenchantment: The Philosophical, Religious, and Political Thought of David Ray Griffin

The Center for Process Studies celebrated the lifetime achievements of one of its founders and co-directors, David Ray Griffin. 18 video segments capture this three-day event, which concluded with Griffin's reprise of his scholarly journey.

Celebrating Reenchantment

Date Recorded: April 12-14, 2012
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: July 2012

1 John Cobb (Introduction)
2 Catherine Keller (Griffin on the Problem of Evil)
3 Gary Dorrien (Griffin's Process Theology)
4 Marcus Ford (Griffin's Treatment of Parapsychology)
5 John Buchanan (Griffin on Life after Death)
6 Richard Falk (Griffin on Postmodern Politics & Spirituality)
7 Dan Dombrowski (Griffin on the Mind-Body Problem)
8 Philip Clayton (Griffin on Religion & Scientific Naturalism)
9 Nancy Frankenberry (Griffin on Truth and Religious Experience)
10 John Cobb (Griffin on Evolution)
11 Sandra Lubarsky (Griffin's Writings on Religious Pluralism)
12 Gene Reeves (Griffin's Treatment of Morality)
13 Tod Fletcher (Griffin on 9/11 & the 9/11 Truth Movement)
14 Peter Dale Scott (Griffin on 9/11, Deep Politics, & Spirituality)
15 Beth Johnson & Zhihe Wang (Comments by former students)
16 Philip Clayton (Banquet "Roast")
17 John Cobb (Banquet Remarks)
18 David Ray Griffin ("Intellectual Journey")

 

Science, Buddhist, Christian Trialogue at the Boundaries
Featuring: Paul O. Ingram

Buddhist/Christian dialogue has rarely touched on its interaction with science, yet its importance has immense implications. Ingram's 2008 publication, Buddhist-Christian Dialogue in an Age of Science, provides the groundwork for this seminar, offerring a fresh and exciting view on the ideas, themes, and people engaged in the three-way dialogue between Christianity, Buddhism and the natural sciences. Paul O. Ingram is Professor of Religion Emeritus at Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, Washington). He has been a leading propenant of Buddhist-Christian dialogue, and has authored many books. Among his most notable works are: 'Wrestling with the Ox, 'The Modern Buddhist-Christian Dialogue, and The Dharma of Faith.

Paul O. Ingram

Date Recorded: June 13, 2012
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: July 2012

 

Second International Forum on Ecological Agriculture
Featuring: Wes Jackson, John B. Cobb, Jr., Lester Young, Yingkuan Wang, & Edward Huang

It is no secret that China’s agriculture is facing many disturbing problems as she marches toward modern agriculture. Finding an alternative to current form of modern agriculture has become an urgent issue. How can China avoid ecological catastrophes, continuing to expand the gap between the rich and the poor, destroying local communities? How can China develop a sustainable and healthy agriculture? How do protect the eco- diversity? How do develop a green Agricultural Engineering Technology? The purpose of the conference is to contribute to fresh reflections on these questions.

Ecological Agriculture

Date Recorded: May 11, 2012
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: May 2012

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3

 

Money-Creation in a Finite World
Featuring: George Crowell, Ellen Brown, Timothy A. Canova, Mark Anielski, Joshua Farley, and Carl Herman

Who creates money and how? The purpose of this conference is to integrate research on governmental creation of money with ecological economics. The superiority of governmental money-creation is usually discussed interms of its contribution to the growth economy. But a growth economy is not sustainable. The concern of this conference is to reformulate ideas about public money-creation to help solve the problems of a sustainable economy.

Money-Creation

Date Recorded: April 10-12, 2012
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: April 2012

Session 1: Ellen Brown
Session 2: Timothy A. Canova
Session 3: Mark Anielski
Session 4: Mark Anielski
Session 5: Joshua Farley
Session 6: Joshua Farley
Session 7: Carl Herman

 

Process Philosophy and Governance
Featuring: Margaret Stout & Carrie M. Staton

An interactive workshop to discuss the collective work of Stout and Staton, which links process philosophy to governance, considering: ontology, subjectivity, spirituality, epistemology, social theory, practice, economic theory, political theory, ethical theory, administrative theory, and others.

Process Philosophy and Governance

Date Recorded: March 28, 2012
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: March 2012

 

Process Thought and Christian Scriptures
Featuring: Jon Berquist

Rev. Dr. Jon L. Berquist, President of the Disciples Seminary Foundation, leads a seminar on the topic of Process Thought and Christian Scriptures.

Process Thought and Christian Scriptures

Date Recorded: March 21, 2012
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: March 2012

 

Creating Women's Theology: A Movement Engaging Process Thought
Featuring: Monica A. Coleman, Nancy R. Howell, Helene Tallon Russell, and Mary Gergen

Monica A. Coleman, Nancy R. Howell, and Helene Tallon Russell have recently co-edited a book titled Creating Women’s Theology: A Movement Engaging Process Thought. This event is a seminar that will address the theme of the book, followed by a book signing with all three co-editors. With a response by Mary Gergen.

Iconism vs. Aniconism

Date Recorded: March 7, 2012
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: March 2012

 

Iconism vs. Aniconism: A Buddhist Perspective
Featuring: Donald Swearer

Donald K. Swearer, a former Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School, and the Charles & Harriet Cox McDowell Emeritus Professor of Religion, Swarthmore College presents on the topic of Buddha Statues.

Iconism vs. Aniconism

Date Recorded: February 29, 2012
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: February 2012

 

North-East Asian Views on Process and Feminism
Featuring: Boram Jeong, Jung Yeup Kim, and Sarah Kim

On February 3, 2012 the Korea Project of the Center for Process Studies hosted a winter seminar titled: North-East Asian Views on Process and Feminism. The seminar included three papers and three responses. Introductory remarks were made by John Cobb. Papers presented include: “A Processual Understanding of "Centrality (中)" in the Book of Changes” by Boram Jeong; “Morality and Beauty in Whitehead and Confucius” by Jung Yeup Kim; and “The Third Eve in the Making: The Adventure of the New Genesis as Art” by Sarah Kim

North-East Asian Views

Date Recorded: February 3, 2012
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: February 2012

Part 1
Part 2
 

Postmodern Youth Ministry Under the Influence of Whitehead

Tripp Fuller leads a seminar titled "Postmodern Youth Ministry Under the Influence of Whitehead." Fuller is a graduate of Campbell University and the Divinity School of Wake Forest University. He is currently finishing his PhD in Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont Graduate University. Fuller is an ordained minister and serves as the Minister of Youth at Neighborhood Church of Palos Verdes, CA. He is also the co-founder of the very successful Homebrewed Christianity Podcast.

TrippFuller_Postmodern Youth Ministry

Date Recorded: Jan. 25, 2012
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: January 2012

 


 

AAR - Open and Relational Theologies Session
Creatio ex Nihilo: Arguments For and Against


The Open and Relational Theologies session at AAR included a panel and conversation on Creatio ex Nihilo: Arguments For and Against. The panel included: Philip Clayton, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont Lincoln University; Monica A. Coleman, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont Lincoln University; Catherine Keller, Drew University; Michael Lodahl, Point Loma Nazarene University; Richard Rice, Loma Linda University, and Marit Trelstad, Pacific Lutheran University.

AAR-Open&Relational

Date Recorded: Nov. 20, 2011
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: November 2011

 

Philip Clayton [For]
Michael Lodahl [For]
Monica Coleman [Against]
Marit Trelstad [Against]
Catherine Keller [Against]
Richard Rice [For]


 

Buddha Statues: Symbol of Faith or Interior Decoration?
Featuring: Ven. Chanju Mun, Ph.D.

This event included a lecture by Ven. Chanju Mun, Ph.D., titled "Buddha's Statue as the Symbol of Faith vs. As Interior Decoration: What is the Difference?" The event was in conjunction with the "22nd Anniversary of Modern Buddhism of America and the 15th Exemplary Buddhist Faith Award."

Buddha_Statues

Date Recorded: Nov. 14, 2011
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: November 2011

 

Identity and Religious Conflict
Featuring: Helmut Maasssen

Dr. Helmut Maassen's lecture titled “Identity and Religious Conflict,” addressed particular theories of truth, and their role in establishing religious identity. Not only so, but Maassen contends that some theories of truth and identity are geared toward conflict. Maassen concludes that a Whiteheadian understanding of truth can provide a peaceful alternative.

Religious_Identity

Date Recorded: Nov. 14, 2011
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: November 2011

 

Conversations about Whitehead and Category Theory
Featuring: Michael Epperson, Gary Nelson, Granville C. Henry, and Kevin Clark

After writing Principia Mathematica with Bertrand Russell, Whitehead seems to have lost interest in the formalization of his system. However, some believe that new developments in mathematical logic, in particular "category theory," make possible such formalization. This discussion explores what is involved and what value such a project would have.

CategoryTheory

Date Recorded: Nov. 2, 2011
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: November 2011

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
 

Conversations with Rupert Sheldrake
Featuring: Rupert Sheldrake

These discussions involve Sheldrake's ideas broadly, with special attention on his theory of “morphic resonance,” and how it relates to Whitehead’s conceptuality.

Sheldrake

Date Recorded: Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2011
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: November 2011

Session 1: Rupert Sheldrake on The Failure of Materialism
Session 2: Discussion of The Failure of Materialism

Session 3: Rupert Sheldrake on Morphic Resonance and Morphogenesis
Session 4: Discussion of Morphic Resanance and Morphogenesis, led by Brian Henning

Session 5: Rupert Sheldrake on Memory
Session 6: Discussion of Memory, led by John Cobb
Session 7: Rupert Sheldrake on Causation and response by Dr David Griffin
Session 8: Discussion of possible futures, retrocausation, precognition, clairvoyance, telepathy and cosmic connectivity
 

Religion and Neuroscience: Decoding Religious Beliefs
by Dr. Thandeka and Dr. Georg Northoff

Dr. Thankdeka and Dr. Georg Northoff presented a double lecture on the topic of Religion and Neuroscience. Watch or listen to the lecture below!

Thandeka-Northoff

Date Recorded: Thursday, October 6, 2011
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: October 2011
Length: 2 hrs 5 min


Download Audio Presentation: (MP3 - 114Mb)

Letter of Alfred North Whitehead
by Roland Faber

Roland Faber, Executive Co-director of the Center for Process Studies and director of the Whitehead Research Project, presented the keynote lecture at a symposium to commemorate the donation of a letter written by Whitehead to his research assistant Henry Leonard.

Faber

Date Recorded: Thursday, February 17, 2011
Location: The Library of Congress
Length: 40 min

Visit the LOC website to view the
entire symosium, which opens with
Faber's lecture.

Process Theology and the Future of the Planet
by Philip Clayton

In this timely presentation, Clayton argues that a process-relational worldview provides an highly compelling metaphysical framework within which to adequately understand and care for our world during this era of ecological crisis.

Main Presentation: 50 min

Q & A Session: 32 min

Date Recorded: Friday, January 20, 2011
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: March 2011
Download Presentation: (MP3 - 44Mb)
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Deep Postmodernism: Whitehead, Wittgenstein, Merleau-Ponty, and Polyani
by Jerry Gill

Jerry Gill, professor emeritus of philosophy and religious studies at the College of Saint Rose (Albany, New York) provides an insightful and accessible summary of his view of constronsuctive postmodernism as expounded in his recently published book, Deep Postmodernism: Whitehead, Wittgenstein, Merleau-Ponty and Polanyi.

Presentation: 84 min

Date Recorded: Thursday, October 7, 2010
Location: Claremont Graduate University
Date Added: December 2010
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Prayer in Troubled Times: A Process Perspective
by Marjorie Suchocki

Marjorie Suchocki, co-director of the Center for Process Studies and director of the Whitehead International Film Festival, offers a profound reflection on the meaning and significance of prayer in the contempoary context. Given a world that is filled with so much pain, ugliness, and turmoil, can prayer really make a difference? Why does prayer matter?

Date Recorded: Thursday, September 22, 2010
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: October 2010
Length: 40 min
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I'd Rather Be Dead Than Be a Girl
by John Sweeney

John Sweeney, Adjunct Professor of Process Theology and Managing Director of the Center for Process Studies, discusses the background and main points of his recently published book, I'd Rather Be Dead Than Be a Girl. Through an analysis of the thought of Jean Piaget, Benjamin Whorf, and Alfred North Whithehead, Sweeney reviews his three-fold thesis that language influences how human beings perceive reality, that the development of theoretical constructs can help explain resistences to and possiblities for inclusive language, and that the implementation of inclusive language is an important goal for religious education.

Presentation: 75 min

Date Recorded: Monday, March 22, 2010
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: March 2010
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The Practical Importance of Metaphysics
by John B. Cobb, Jr.

In this provocative presentation, John Cobb offers a critique of the dominant metaphysics of modernity, and argues that metaphysics does not simply have occasional practical consequences, but "that it is the most practical kind of thinking in which anyone ever engages."

Presentation: 48 min

Date Recorded: Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: February 2010
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Topics in Process Theism
by John B. Cobb, Jr.

John Cobb discusses a variety of questions about process theism with students at Claremont School of Theology. Questions include the following:

  • What kind of freedom does a process God have, given that it is not extreme voluntarism? For example, could God have chosen not to run the risk of human beings?
  • How do Process Naturalists (for example, Mesle) handle the issue of “ordered novelty” without a Divine “guide” involved? How is lapsing into chaos prevented?
  • How might “contrast” demonstrate itself in a molecule, or in other very small individuals? How do actual occasions compare with subatomic events like quarks?
  • Is process theology is at a crisis and a crossroads? Where do you feel God is luring process theologians today? What possibilities do you see for process theology over the next century or so?
  • Please explain your understanding of Whitehead’s “everlastingness” as the context on which finer religions are built.
  • Under the heading, “PEACE” and what Whitehead calls, “the spiritual consummation of our lives here and now,” how should this be interpreted by someone who is in the process of making peace with himself?

Discussion: 84 min

Date Recorded: Thursday, October 22, 2009
Location: Claremont School of Theology
Date Added: October 2009
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