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  1. 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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    Space and Time From a Neo-Whiteheadian Perspective.Joseph A. Bracken - 2007 - Zygon 42 (1):41-48.
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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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    Proposals for Overcoming the Atomism Within Process-Relational Metaphysics.Joseph A. Bracken - 1994 - Process Studies 23 (1):10-24.
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    Emergent Monism and the Classical Doctrine of the Soul.Joseph A. Bracken - 2004 - Zygon 39 (1):161-174.
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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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    Freedom and Causality in the Philosophy of Schelling.Joseph A. Bracken - 1976 - New Scholasticism 50 (2):164-182.
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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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    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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    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.Joseph A. Bracken - 2001 - Process Studies 30 (1):176-177.
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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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    Actual Entities and Socities, Gene Mutations and Cell Development: Implications for a New World View.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 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 or emergence within biology confirms that developing organisms exercise a (...)
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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.
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    Essential and Existential Truth.Joseph A. Bracken - 1984 - Philosophy Today 28 (1):66-76.
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    Energy-Events and Fields.Joseph A. Bracken - 1989 - Process Studies 18 (3):153-165.
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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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    Emergent Monism And Final Causality: A Field-Oriented Approach.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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    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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    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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    “God’s Will or God’s Desires For Us.Joseph A. Bracken - 2011 - Process Studies 40 (1):191-192.
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    La Dialectique de L’Intuition Chez Alfred North Whitehead: Introduction a la Lecture de Process and Reality. [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: An Exercise in Ecclesial Imagination.Joseph A. Bracken - 2000 - Process Studies 29 (1):177-179.
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  27. Process Catholicism: An Exercise in Ecclesial Imagination. [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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    Revising Process Metaphysics in Response to Ian Barbour's Critique.Joseph A. Bracken - 1998 - Zygon 33 (3):405-414.
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    Religion, Reason and God. [REVIEW]Joseph A. Bracken - 2008 - Process Studies 37 (2):213-216.
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  33. 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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  34. Spirit and Society: A Study of Two Concepts.Joseph A. Bracken - 1986 - Process Studies 15 (4):244-255.
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    Spirit and Society: A Study of Two Concepts.Joseph A. Bracken - 1986 - Process Studies 15 (4):244-255.
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    "Schelling. Einführung in Seine Philosophie," Ed. Hans Michael Baumgartner.Joseph A. Bracken - 1977 - Modern Schoolman 54 (3):298-298.
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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: A Creative Rethinking of Whitehead’s Cosmology.Joseph A. Bracken - 1985 - International Philosophical Quarterly 25 (1):3-13.
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    Testimony and Intersubjectivity: A Process-Oriented Approach to Revelation.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 Later Philosophy of Schelling: The Influence of Boehme on the Works of 1809-1815," by Robert F. Brown.Joseph A. Bracken - 1978 - Modern Schoolman 55 (2):196-197.
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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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  44. 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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  45. 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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    The Objective Reality of the Past: Some Further Reflections.Joseph A. Bracken - 2009 - Process Studies 38 (1):108-118.
    Some Whiteheadians argue that past actual entities only exist and are available for prehension by later actual entities within the divine consequent nature. Others insist that past actual entities are objectively immortal and available for prehension within the extensive continuum. Based on an interpretation of Whiteheadian societies as structured fields of activity for their constituent actual occasions, this article proposes that the world has an objective reality even apart from the existence of God, and that past actual entities arereflected in (...)
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    Teilhard, Whitehead, and A Metaphysics of Intersubjectivity.Joseph A. Bracken - 2010 - Process Studies 39 (2):370-371.
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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”. 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 other. The (...)
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  49. 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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