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  1. Thomas M. Dicken (2013). A Problem with Perfect Memory. Process Studies 42 (2):240-253.
    In this article I express concern with the ideas of “perfect memory” and “objective immortality” as articulated by Charles Hartshorne. I borrow from the approach of J. J. Valberg, who explores “puzzles” such as the thought that all of our experience is a dream. I also explore what it might be like to live with an intense awareness of God’s presence.
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  2. Thomas M. Dicken (2013). Whitehead, Trauma, and the Presence of God. Process Studies 42 (1):132-151.
    I seek in this paper to explore what might be meant by “the presence of God.” The sense of God’s presence, which never disappeared from the lives of many people, seems to be emerging quietly in the work of serious thinkers. Sometimes other terms, such as “spirit” or even “face,” hint at the issue. In later sections, I discuss the relevance of this issue to the thought of Alfred North Whitehead and others influenced by him. Finally, I discuss the reality (...)
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  3. Thomas M. Dicken (2004). John Updike's Search for Meaning. Ultimate Reality and Meaning 27 (3):170-187.
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  4. Thomas M. Dicken (2002). Charles Hartshorne on the Conservation of Value. Process Studies 31 (2):32-50.
    The article examines Charles Hartshorne's claim that all events and values are given an "objective immortality" by being preserved in God's perfect memory. God's memory guarantees the meaningfulness of a fixed past, even when the past leaves no present trace on anything else. The article questions the physical basis of such a perfect memory in the structure of the universe, especially as entropy erodes the basis of information. Further, recent theories of memory, such as Gerald Edelman's, hold that memory changes (...)
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  5. Thomas M. Dicken (2002). Visions of Reality and Meaning in the Thought of John Berger. Ultimate Reality and Meaning 25 (3):168-184.
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  6. Thomas M. Dicken & Rem B. Edwards (2001). Dialogues on Values and Centers of Value: Old Friends, New Thoughts. Rodopi.
    This book features two old philosophical friends engaged in lively personal and intellectual conversations. Wary of any dogmatism, their dialogues explore the Big Bang and the joy of grandchildren, value theory and terrorism, God and art, metaphor and meaning, while assessing the thought of Robert S. Hartman, Alfred North Whitehead, Charles Hartshorne, H. Richard Niebuhr, and others.
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