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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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    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 the Classical Doctrine of the Soul.Joseph A. Bracken - 2004 - Zygon 39 (1):161-174.
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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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    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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  7. Society and Spirit a Trinitarian Cosmology.Joseph A. Bracken - 1991
     
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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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    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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    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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    "Schelling. Einführung in Seine Philosophie," Ed. Hans Michael Baumgartner.Joseph A. Bracken - 1977 - Modern Schoolman 54 (3):298-298.
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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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    Revising Process Metaphysics in Response to Ian Barbour's Critique.Joseph A. Bracken - 1998 - Zygon 33 (3):405-414.
  14. 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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    Dependent Co-Origination and Universal Intersubjectivity.Joseph A. Bracken - 2007 - Buddhist-Christian Studies 27 (1):3-9.
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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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    Process Catholicism.Joseph A. Bracken - 2000 - Process Studies 29 (1):177-179.
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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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    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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    A Brief, Liberal, Catholic Defense of Abortion.Joseph A. Bracken - 2001 - Process Studies 30 (1):176-177.
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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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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Werner Menski, Carl Olson, William Cenkner, Anne E. Monius, Sarah Hodges, Jeffrey J. Kripal, Carol Salomon, Deepak Sarma, William Cenkner, John E. Cort, Peter A. Huff, Joseph A. Bracken, Larry D. Shinn, Jonathan S. Walters, Ellison Banks Findly, John Grimes, Loriliai Biernacki, David L. Gosling, Thomas Forsthoefel, Michael H. Fisher, Ian Barrow, Srimati Basu, Natalie Gummer, Pradip Bhattacharya, John Grimes, Heather T. Frazer, Elaine Craddock, Andrea Pinkney, Joseph Schaller, Michael W. Myers, Lise F. Vail, Wayne Howard, Bradley B. Burroughs, Shalva Weil, Joseph A. Bracken, Christopher W. Gowans, Dan Cozort, Katherine Janiec Jones, Carl Olson, M. D. McLean, A. Whitney Sanford, Sarah Lamb, Eliza F. Kent, Ashley Dawson, Amir Hussain, John Powers, Jennifer B. Saunders & Ramdas Lamb - 2005 - International Journal of Hindu Studies 9 (1-3):153-228.
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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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    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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    Religion, Reason and God.Joseph A. Bracken - 2008 - Process Studies 37 (2):213-216.
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    Substance-Society-Natural System.Joseph A. Bracken - 1985 - International Philosophical Quarterly 25 (1):3-13.
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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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    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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    Schelling's Positive Philosophy.Joseph A. Bracken - 1977 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 15 (3):324-330.
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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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    Book Reviews and Notices. [REVIEW]Nitin Trasi, Francis X. Clooney, Maria Hibbets, George Cronk, Brian A. Hatcher, Robin Rinehart, Karen Pechilis Prentiss, Hal W. French, Francis X. Clooney, Lisa Bellantoni, Frank J. Korom, Robert Menzies, Constantina Rhodes Bailly, Gavin Flood, Rebecca J. Manring, Loriliai Biernacki, Brian K. Pennington, John Grimes, Richard D. MacPhail, Glenn Wallis, John J. Thatamanil, John Grimes, Thomas Forsthoefel, Denise Cush, Yasmin Saikia, Joseph A. Bracken, Lise F. Vail, Jacqueline Suthren Hirst, Judson B. Trapnell, Ellison Banks Findly, Paul Waldau, D. L. Johnson & John Grimes - 2000 - International Journal of Hindu Studies 4 (1):61-107.
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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 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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    Spirit and Society.Joseph A. Bracken - 1986 - Process Studies 15 (4):244-255.
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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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    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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    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 are reflected (...)
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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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    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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    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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    La Dialectique de l'Intuition Chez Alfred North Whitehead.Joseph A. Bracken - 2005 - Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 33 (102):20-22.
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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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    Energy-Events and Fields.Joseph A. Bracken - 1989 - Process Studies 18 (3):153-165.
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    Essential and Existential Truth.Joseph A. Bracken - 1984 - Philosophy Today 28 (1):66-76.
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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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. Process Catholicism: An Exercise in Ecclesial Imagination. [REVIEW]Joseph A. Bracken - 2000 - Process Studies 29 (1):177-179.
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  49. Spirit and Society: A Study of Two Concepts.Joseph A. Bracken - 1986 - Process Studies 15 (4):244-255.
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  50. 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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