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    Panentheism and the Classical God-World Relationship: A Systems-Oriented Approach.Joseph A. Bracken - 2015 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 36 (3):207-225.
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  2. Space and time from a neo-Whiteheadian perspective.Joseph A. Bracken - 2007 - Zygon 42 (1):41-48.
    Abstract.Russell Stannard distinguishes between objective time as measured in theoretical physics and subjective time, or time as experienced by human beings in normal consciousness. Because objective time, or four‐dimensional space‐time for the physicist, does not change but exists all at once, Stannard argues that this is presumably how God views time from eternity which is beyond time. We human beings are limited to experiencing the moments of time successively and thus cannot know the future as already existing in the same (...)
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    Subjectivity, Objectivity, and Intersubjectivity: A New Paradigm for Religion and Science.Joseph A. Bracken & William Stoeger - 2009 - Templeton Press.
    During the Middle Ages, philosophers and theologians argued over the extramental reality of universal forms or essences. In the early modern period, the relation between subjectivity and objectivity, the individual self and knowledge of the outside world, was a rich subject of debate. Today, there is considerable argument about the relation between spontaneity and determinism within the evolutionary process, whether a principle of spontaneous self-organization as well as natural selection is at work in the aggregation of molecules into cells and (...)
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    Proposals for Overcoming the Atomism Within Process-Relational Metaphysics.Joseph A. Bracken - 1994 - Process Studies 23 (1):10-24.
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    Whitehead and Roman Catholics: What Went Wrong?Joseph A. Bracken - 2009 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 30 (2):153 - 167.
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    A Case of Misplaced Concreteness?Joseph A. Bracken - 2015 - Process Studies 44 (2):259-269.
    The author argues that, while logical rigor requires Whiteheadians to emphasize the ontological priority of the notion of actual entity as a self-constituting subject of experience for the proper understanding of physical reality. Whitehead's understanding of the key category of society in his metaphysics, especially the way that societies and their constituent actual entities reciprocally "constrain " one another's existence and activity and the way that societies are hierarchically ordered to one another within the evolutionary process will presumably have more (...)
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    Society and Spirit: A Trinitarian Cosmology.Joseph A. Bracken - 1991 - Susquehanna University Press.
    Alfred North Whitehead's master work, Process and Reality, is intended to extend the cosmological vision of Whitehead in a new direction. By interpreting societies within Whitehead's scheme as structured fields of activity, the author projects a universe of hierarchically ordered fields of activity, up to and including the all-compassing field of activity constituted by the Christian Trinity.
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    Emergent Monism and the Classical Doctrine of the Soul.Joseph A. S. J. Bracken - 2004 - Zygon 39 (1):161-174.
    Traditional Christian belief in the existence of human life after death within a transformed material universe should be capable of rational justification if one chooses carefully the philosophical scheme underlying those claims. One should not have to appeal simply to the power of a loving God to justify one's beliefs. A revision of Whitehead's metaphysical scheme is proposed that allows one to render these classical Christian beliefs at least plausible to a broad range of contemporary thinkers as a consequence of (...)
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    Actions and agents: Natural and supernatural reconsidered.Joseph A. Bracken - 2013 - Zygon 48 (4):1001-1013.
    Using a process-oriented understanding of the relation between actions and agents, the author argues that an ontological agent is the ongoing effect or by-product rather than the antecedent cause of actions. Applied to the relation between natural and supernatural in philosophical cosmology, this allows one to claim, first, that agents (whether natural or supernatural) are not sensibly perceived, but only inferred from the ongoing observation of empirical actions; second, that the distinction between the natural and the supernatural is then conceivably (...)
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    Actual Entities and Socities, Gene Mutations and Cell Development.Joseph A. Bracken - 2013 - Process Studies 42 (1):64-76.
    A superposition of the field ofmeaning or set of concepts proper to process philosophy and theology upon the field ofmeaning proper to contemporary biology (in what Mary Gerhart and Allan Russell call “metaphoric process”) yields some interesting results for both disciplines. Gene mutations within cells can be philosophically explained as a society of actual entities deviating from the normal pattern ofdevelopment within the structured society proper to a cell and the different genes at work in it. The notion of supervenience (...)
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    Atomistic Intuitions: An Essay on Classification.Joseph A. Bracken - 2019 - Process Studies 48 (2):296-299.
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    A new methodology for Christian systematic theology.Joseph A. Bracken - 2019 - Zygon 54 (3):575-587.
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    Dependent Co-Origination and Universal Intersubjectivity.Joseph A. Bracken - 2007 - Buddhist-Christian Studies 27 (1):3-9.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Dependent Co-Origination and Universal IntersubjectivityJoseph A. Bracken, SJTwo essays in a recent issue of Buddhist-Christian Studies dealt with the topic "Buddhist and Christian Views of Community." The first essay, by Rita Gross, was a careful analysis of the way in which the separation of home and workplace in contemporary Western society has tended to reduce effective community life to the nuclear family and thus pose significant disadvantages to everyone (...)
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    Essential and Existential Truth.Joseph A. Bracken - 1984 - Philosophy Today 28 (1):66-76.
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    Emergent Monism And Final Causality.Joseph A. Bracken - 2004 - Tradition and Discovery 31 (2):18-26.
    Polanyi’s vision of the cosmic process as undergirded by a logic of emergence common to both the mental life of human beings and the processes of non-human nature can be vindicated if one is prepared to make certain adjustments in the notion of morphogenetic fields with an active center or organizing principle. Given the author’s field-oriented interpretation of Whiteheadian societies, it should be possible to think of entelechies or final causes in developmental rather than strictly Aristotelian terms. That is, the (...)
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    Comments on Joseph A. Bracken’s “Emergent Monism and Final Causality: A Field-Oriented Approach”.Joseph A. Bracken - 2004 - Tradition and Discovery 31 (2):27-30.
    Bracken synthesizes Polanyi’s notion of morphogentic field and Whitehead’s notion of societies of actual occasions. These comments emphasize the implications of the metaphors involved in these notions. The rnetaphor of plants growing in afield lies beyond the concept of a morphogenetic field, and the metaphor of a society of interacting persons lies behind the concept of a society of actual occasions. I suggest that one of the implications of this metaphor is that there is not, as Bracken argues, a problem (...)
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    Freedom and Causality in the Philosophy of Schelling.Joseph A. Bracken - 1976 - New Scholasticism 50 (2):164-182.
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    Prehending God in and through the World.Joseph A. Bracken - 2000 - Process Studies 29 (1):4-15.
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    Revising Process Metaphysics in Response to Ian Barbour's Critique.Joseph A. Bracken - 1998 - Zygon 33 (3):405-414.
    In Religion in an Age of Science, Ian Barbour concludes that the contemporary evolutionary worldview with its emphasis on the interplay of law and chance, relationality and autonomy, can be properly accounted for only by something like the process‐relational metaphysics of Alfred North Whitehead. At the same time, he expresses serious reservations about certain features of Whitehead's scheme, notably, his perceived inability to account for the ongoing identity of the human self and for the fact of multilevel organization within organisms (...)
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    Spirit and Society.Joseph A. Bracken - 1986 - Process Studies 15 (4):244-255.
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    Spirit and Society.Joseph A. Bracken - 1986 - Process Studies 15 (4):244-255.
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    Schelling's positive philosophy.Joseph A. Bracken - 1977 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 15 (3):324-330.
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    Substance-Society-Natural System.Joseph A. Bracken - 1985 - International Philosophical Quarterly 25 (1):3-13.
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    Subjectivity, System and Intersubjectivity.Joseph A. Bracken - 2006 - In Michel Weber Pierfrancesco Basile (ed.), Subjectivity, Process, and Rationality. Ontos Verlag. pp. 159-176.
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    Testimony and Intersubjectivity.Joseph A. Bracken - 1987 - Philosophy and Theology 2 (1):35-43.
    Following a brief examination of some remarks by Paul Ricoeur on the notion of testimony. I provide the outline or an analysis of revelation based upon certain key concepts of process philosophy. This is followed by a more specific interpretation within the context of Whitehead’s philosophy of process.
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    Toward an Ontology of Community.Joseph A. Bracken - 1975 - Proceedings of the XVth World Congress of Philosophy 5:517-521.
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    The Field Metaphor in Ervin Laszlo’s Philosophy and in Neo-Whiteheadian Metaphysics.Joseph A. Bracken - 2004 - Process Studies 33 (2):303-313.
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    The metaphysical grounding for a multi-term approach to human nature.Joseph A. Bracken - 1998 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 19 (3):241 - 253.
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  29. The One in the Many: A Contemporary Reconstruction of the God-World Relationship.Joseph A. Bracken & Philip Clayton - 2001 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 59 (1):69-71.
     
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  30. The One in the Many: A Contemporary Reconstruction of the God-World Relation.Joseph A. Bracken - 2001 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 66 (1):168-170.
     
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    Whiteheadian Metaphysics, General Relativity, and String Theory.Joseph A. Bracken - 2014 - Process Studies 43 (2):129-143.
    String theory is often depicted as the best chance for natural science to find a Theory of Everything. Whiteheadians may object that only a philosophical cosmology such as Whitehead presents in PR can “frame a coherent, logical, necessary system of general ideas in terms of which every element of our experience can be interpreted” (PR 3). But then they have to show that Whitehead’s scheme and string theory fit together nicely, with each helping to resolve residual problem areas in the (...)
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    Whitehead’s Rethinking of the Problem of Evil.Joseph A. Bracken - 2008 - In Michel Weber (ed.), Handbook of Whiteheadian Process Thought. De Gruyter. pp. 549-560.
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    Whiteheadian Societies as Open-Ended Systems and Open-Ended Systems as Whiteheadian Societies.Joseph A. Bracken - 2012 - Process Studies 41 (1):64-85.
    In this essay I defend two interrelated theses. The first is that Whiteheadian structured societies are best understood as open-ended systems akin to those currently being proposed in the natural and social sciences by Stuart Kauff­man, David Sloan Wilson, and Niklas Luhmann. The second is that an open-ended system is best understood in terms of an ongoing interplay of subjectivity and objectivity, which I derive from a modest rethinking of the workings of a Whiteheadian structured society.
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    God, Chance and Purpose.Joseph A. Bracken - 2010 - Process Studies 39 (1):106-116.
    In God, Chance and Purpose, David Bartholomew uses probability theory to show how Divine Providence can be active in a world governed by chance and necessity. At the micro-level of Nature God uses a statistical formula to control the outcome of seemingly random events; at the macro-level God influences but does not control the outcome of events. From a Whiteheadian perspective “the common element of form” of a society could be seen as the equivalent of Bartholomew’s statistical formula but generated (...)
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    Process Philosophy and Trinitarian Theology.Joseph A. Bracken - 1978 - Process Studies 8 (4):217-230.
    RECENT THEOLOGICAL SPECULATION ON THE TRINITY HAS CONCEIVED THE DIVINE NATURE AS AN INTERPERSONAL PROCESS. WHITEHEADIAN PHILOSOPHY MAY POSSIBLY BE USEFUL HERE. ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT NOT ONLY ACTUAL ENTITIES, BUT LIKEWISE WHITEHEADIAN SOCIETIES POSSESS AN ONTOLOGICAL UNITY AND EXERCISE AN AGENCY PROPER TO THEMSELVES, THEN THE TRINITY MAY BE VIEWED AS A DEMOCRATICALLY ORGANIZED STRUCTURED SOCIETY WITH EACH OF THE DIVINE PERSONS AS A SUBORDINATE PERSONALLY ORDERED SOCIETY OF ACTUAL OCCASIONS.
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    Book reviews. [REVIEW]Pradip Bhattacharya, Edward T. Ulrich, Joseph A. Bracken, Richard Weiss, Christopher Key Chapple, Michael C. Brannigan, Theodore M. Ludwig, S. Nagarajan, Michael H. Fisher, Steve Derné, Herman Tull, Jarrod W. Brown, Joanna Kirkpatrick, Edward T. Ulrich, Carl Olson & Deepak Sarma - 2004 - International Journal of Hindu Studies 8 (1-3):203-227.
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    An asterisk denotes a publication by a member of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. The Editors welcome suggestions for reviews. Bedau, Mark A., and Emily C. Parke, eds. The Ethics of Protocells: Moral and Social Implications of Creating Life in the Laboratory. Cambridge, Mass. and London: MIT Press, 2009. Pp. x+ 368. Paper $28.00, ISBN: 978-0-262-51269-5. [REVIEW]Joseph A. Bracken, Rémi Brague, J. Budziszewski & Stratford Caldecott - 2009 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 83 (3).
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    A Brief, Liberal, Catholic Defense of Abortion. [REVIEW]Joseph A. Bracken - 2001 - Process Studies 30 (1):176-177.
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    German Idealism’s Trinitarian Legacy. By Dale M. Schlitt. [REVIEW]Joseph A. Bracken - 2017 - International Philosophical Quarterly 57 (3):347-349.
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    God of Empowering Love: A History and Reconception of the Theodicy Conundrum. [REVIEW]Joseph A. Bracken - 2016 - Process Studies 45 (2):276-279.
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    La dialectique de l’intuition chez Alfred North Whitehead. [REVIEW]Joseph A. Bracken - 2005 - Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 33 (102):20-22.
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    Process Catholicism. [REVIEW]Joseph A. Bracken - 2000 - Process Studies 29 (1):177-179.
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    Process Catholicism. [REVIEW]Joseph A. Bracken - 2000 - Process Studies 29 (1):177-179.
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    Review of David Ray Griffin, Whitehead's Radically Different Postmodern Philosophy: An Argument for its Contemporary Relevance[REVIEW]Joseph A. Bracken - 2007 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2007 (7).
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    Review of Michel Weber (ed.), After Whitehead: Rescher on Process Metaphysics[REVIEW]Joseph A. Bracken - 2004 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2004 (12).
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    Review of Stephen G. Post, ed. Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research.1. [REVIEW]Joseph A. Bracken - 2008 - American Journal of Bioethics 8 (3):69-70.
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    "Schelling. Einführung in seine Philosophie," ed. Hans Michael Baumgartner. [REVIEW]Joseph A. Bracken - 1977 - Modern Schoolman 54 (3):298-298.
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    "The Later Philosophy of Schelling: The Influence of Boehme on the Works of 1809-1815," by Robert F. Brown. [REVIEW]Joseph A. Bracken - 1978 - Modern Schoolman 55 (2):196-197.
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    Book reviews and notices. [REVIEW]John Grimes, Robin Rinehart, Hillary Rodrigues, John M. Koller, Elaine Craddock, Ludo Rocher, Will Sweetman, Boyd H. Wilson, Edward C. Dimock, Thomas Forsthoefel, Hal W. French, Timothy C. Cahill, William J. Jackson, John Powers, Frederick M. Smith, Gavin Flood, Lelah Dushkin, Sheila McDonough, Frank J. Hoffman, Karni Pal Bhati, Anne E. Monius, Fred Dallmayr, Marcia Hermansen, Joseph A. Bracken, Carl Olson, William P. Harman, Donatella Rossi, Anna B. Bigelow & Jeffrey J. Kripal - 1998 - International Journal of Hindu Studies 2 (2):267-310.
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    Book reviews and notices. [REVIEW]Rita M. Gross, Dermot Killingley, Ramakrishna Puligandla, Joseph A. Bracken & Christopher Key Chapple - 1999 - International Journal of Hindu Studies 3 (3):319-327.
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