Philosophical Theology

“Scale Relative Ontology” And Simone Weil’s Spiritual Philosophy, Part 2 (N.E. Boulting

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. Simone Weil’s Rejection of “The New Science” Two not unrelated factors result in her rejection of ‘the New Science’ besides her opposition to Planck’s stance on Quantum Theory. The first is her emphasis upon Plato’s ontology rather than Plato’s epistemology. […]

Philosophical Theology

“Scale Relative Ontology” And Simone Weil’s Spiritual Philosophy, Part 1 (N.E. Boulting)

The following is the first of a two-part series. Can the debilitating effects of Scientism – identifying knowledge solely “with science” – be overcome? To answer that question, Simone Weil’s treatment of her three historical categories – Greek Science, Classical Science and Contemporary Science – can be compared to Don Ross’s conception of ‘Scale Relative […]

Philosophical Theology

Revolutionary Love – Kierkegaard’s Gift Economy As A Religious Corrective To The Leveling Of The Public Sphere, Part 2 (Andrew Ball)

The following is the second insatallment of a three-part series. The first can be found here. Kierkegaard’s Agapic Gift Economy In his late authorship Kierkegaard articulates the social ontology that has implicitly grounded his previous works, calling for his readership to reassess the site and mode of Kierkegaard’s beginnings, the starting point of existential relation. […]

Philosophical Theology

Revolutionary Love – Kierkegaard’s Gift Economy As A Religious Corrective To The Leveling Of The Public Sphere, Part 1 (Andrew Ball)

The following is the first of a three-part series. Though Kierkegaard is typically considered to be the consummate philosopher of the single individual, his critique of secular modernity and institutional Christendom provide us with greater insight into the place of the social and political spheres in the trajectory of his authorship and existential thought. His […]

Philosophical Theology

Speaking Of God’s Presence As Non-Contrastive Transcendent Distinction (Joyce Konigsburg)

To speak or not to speak of God is an important yet rather uncomfortable question that participants encounter during interreligious and interdisciplinary dialogue. Several Eastern religions, philosophers, and scientists claim God is either non–existent, absent, or “dead” in relation to the cosmos. Conversely, other faiths believe God’s absolute presence embraces everything. For Abrahamic traditions, God […]