Benedikt Paul Göcke Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Oxford University
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Currently, I am working on panentheism and panpsychism
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  1. Benedikt Paul Göcke (2013). An Analytic Theologian's Stance on the Existence of God. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 5 (2).
    The existence of God is once again the focus of vivid philosophical discussion. From the point of view of analytic theology, however, people often talk past each other when they debate about the putative existence or nonexistence of God. In the worst case, for instance, atheists deny the existence of a God, which no theists ever claimed to exist. In order to avoid confusions like this we need to be clear about the function of the term 'God' in its different (...)
     
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  2. Benedikt Paul Göcke (2013). On the Importance of Karl Christian Friedrich Krause's Panentheism. Zygon 48 (2):364-379.
    Panentheism is an often-discussed alternative to Classical theism, and almost any discussion of panentheism starts by way of acknowledging Karl Christian Friedrich Krause (1781–1832) as the person who coined the term.1 However, apart from this tribute, Krause's own panentheism is almost completely unknown. In what follows, I first present a brief overview of Krause's life and correct some misconceptions of his work before I turn to the core ideas of Krause's own panentheistic system of philosophy. In brief, Krause elaborates a (...)
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  3. Benedikt Paul Göcke (2012). Alles in Gott? Zur Aktualität des Panentheismus Karl Christian Friedrich Krauses. Verlag Friedrich Pustet.
    Karl Christian Friedrich Krause war ein bemerkenswerter Denker des Deutschen Idealismus. Seine Schriften können ohne Zweifel mit denen Hegels, Schellings und Fichtes konkurrieren. Gerade im Bereich der theoretischen Philosophie bietet das Krausesche Œuvre eine Fundgrube an Einsichten und Argumenten, die der heutigen, oftmals betont postmodernen oder atheistischen Philosophie eine dringend benötigte Kontrastfolie sein können. Sinn und Zweck der Arbeit ist es, den Panentheismus Krauses zeitgemäß darzustellen und Brückenschläge zur heutigen religionsphilosophischen Debatte aufzuzeigen.
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  4. Benedikt Paul Göcke (2012). Panentheism and Classical Theism. Sophia - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysical Theology and Ethics 52 (1):61-75.
    Panentheism seems to be an attractive alternative to classical theism. It is not clear, though, what exactly panentheism asserts and how it relates to classical theism. By way of clarifying the thesis of panentheism, I argue that panentheism and classical theism differ only as regards the modal status of the world. According to panentheism, the world is an intrinsic property of God – necessarily there is a world – and according to classical theism the world is an extrinsic property of (...)
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  5. Benedikt Paul Göcke (ed.) (2012). After Physicalism. The University of Notre Dame Press.
    Although physicalism has been the dominant position in recent work in the philosophy of mind, this dominance has not prevented a small but growing number of philosophers from arguing that physicalism is untenable for several reasons: both ontologically and epistemologically it cannot reduce mentality to the realm of the physical, and its attempts to reduce subjectivity to objectivity have thoroughly failed. The contributors to After Physicalism provide powerful alternatives to the physicalist account of the human mind from a dualistic point (...)
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  6. Benedikt Paul Göcke (2011). Wissenschaft Ist Panentheismus. In Göcke Benedikt Paul & Wasmaier-Sailer Margit (eds.), Idealismus und natürliche Theologie. Verlag Karl Alber.
    The paper deals with Karl Christian Friedrich Krause's (1781-1832) Panentheism and argues for an holistic philosophy of science based on idealistic premisses.
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  7. Benedikt Paul Göcke & Margit Wasmaier-Sailer (eds.) (2011). Idealismus Und Natürliche Theologie. Verlag Karl Alber.
    Insofern die Frage nach Gott die Mitte der Religion ist, ist die philosophische Reflexion der Rede von Gott wesentlich für das Selbstverständnis von Religion. Die natürliche Theologie als philosophisches Nachdenken über Gott nimmt somit da, wo es um Religion geht, eine zentrale Stellung ein. Dieser Sammelband fragt nach der Tragfähigkeit und Relevanz des Deutschen Idealismus für die gegenwärtige natürliche Theologie. Die Beiträge zeigen, inwieweit sich aus den Systemen Kants und der Idealisten Kriterien für eine Rede von Gott gewinnen lassen, die (...)
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  8. Benedikt Paul Göcke (2010). Reviews Personal Agency: The Metaphysics of Mind and Action . By E. J. Lowe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008, Pp. 240, £19.99. [REVIEW] Philosophy 85 (2):302-306.
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  9. Benedikt Paul Göcke (2010). Spirituality as a Rhetorical Precondition for Knowledge of God. Heythrop Journal 51 (6):1011-1016.
    In a first step I show that given a philosophically<br>warranted concept of God, arguments for<br>the existence of God are either questionbegging<br>or merely stipulative. In a second step<br>I argue that non-stipulative knowledge of God<br>and His existence is intelligible if and only if<br>there is an intellectual intuition of God. I<br>further argue that to obtain this intuition,<br>spiritual training may be necessary. Consistently<br>in this latter case, spirituality becomes a<br>conditio sine qua non in order to assess the truth<br>of theism.
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  10. Benedikt Paul Göcke (2009). Am I Divine? New Blackfriars 91 (1034):386-400.
    On the one hand, arguably, I am neither this nor that. Arguably, neither is God this or that – so, am I God? Otherwise it seems that I must be this and God must be that. On the other hand, the being of the universe is not something of which I could plausibly be construed as the ultimate cause. That is God's creative act. Because I do not create the universe, I am not God. So I am God and I (...)
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  11. Benedikt Paul Göcke (2009). From Physicalism to Theological Idealism. In Martina Fürst, Wolfgang Gombocz & Christian Hiebaum (eds.), Gehirne und Personen. ontos.
    In the first part elements and entailments of an adequate thesis of physicalism are presented. In the second part an argument against these is elaborated. Based on this argument a thesis of theological idealism is sketched.
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  12. Benedikt Paul Göcke (2009). Persons: Human and Divine – Peter Van Inwagen and Dean Zimmerman. Philosophical Quarterly 59 (234):179-184.
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  13. Benedikt Paul Göcke (2009). What is Physicalism? Ratio 22 (3):291-307.
    Although 'most contemporary analytic philosophers [endorse] a physicalist picture of the world' (A. Newen; V. Hoffmann; M. Esfeld, 'Preface to Mental Causation, Externalism and Self-Knowledge', Erkenntnis , 67 (2007), p. 147), it is unclear what exactly the physicalist thesis states. The response that physicalism is the thesis that everything is physical does not solve the problem but is a precise statement of the problem because 'the claim is hopelessly vague' (G. Hellman; F. Thompson, 'Physicalism: Ontology, Determination, and Reduction', Journal of (...)
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  14. Benedikt Paul Göcke (2008). God, Soul, and Time in Priest and Swinburne. New Blackfriars 89 (1024):730-738.
    Contra Swinburne I argue that God cannot exist within time. There is a sufficient condition for its being now now. Because the conception of God existing within time cannot account for this condition, it has to be rejected. Based on Priest I argue that God's creative act is this: to cause the actuality of the universe within the soul.
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  15. Benedikt Paul Göcke (2008). Priest and Nagel on Being Someone: A Refutation of Physicalism. Heythrop Journal 49 (4):648-651.
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  16. Benedikt Paul Göcke (2008). Physicalism Quaerens Intellectum. Philosophical Forum 39 (4):463-468.
  17. Benedikt Paul Göcke, Matthias Hoesch & Peter Rohs (2008). How to Heckle Swinburne on God and Time. In Nicola Mößner, Sebastian Schmoranzer & Christian Weidemann (eds.), Richard Swinburne. Christian Philosophy in a Modern World. ontos.
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  18. Benedikt Paul Göcke, Martin Pleitz & Hanno von Wulfen (2008). How to Kripke Brandom's Notion of Necessity. In Bernd Prien & David P. Schweikard (eds.), Robert Brandom. Analytic Pragmatist. ontos.
    In this paper we discuss Brandom's definition of necessity, which is part of the incompatibility sematnics he develops in his fifth John Locke Lecture. By comparing incompatibility semantics to standard Kripkean possible worlds semantics for modality, we motivate an alternative definition of necessity in Brandom's own terms. Our investigation of this alternative necessity will show that - contra to Brandom's own results - incompatibility semantics does not necessarily lead to the notion of necessity of the modal logic S5.
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