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On Knowing, Being, and Playing Croquet: A Personalist Perspective on Process Cosmology

Smith, Simon (2011) On Knowing, Being, and Playing Croquet: A Personalist Perspective on Process Cosmology Ars Disputandi, 11 (1). pp. 43-60.

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Abstract

This article concerns two of the last great metaphysical thinkers: Austin Farrer and Alfred North Whitehead. It also concerns a fundamental cosmological question: does the world point inexorably to God? Often, attempts to formulate and answer this question still stand firm on the Aristotelian categories of scholastic theology. Confronting these headon, Farrer and Whitehead offered an antidote to Aristotle’s outdated metaphysics. They re-conceived being in active terms. This deployment of action-concepts was designed to overcome the logical and ontological inertia of divine Ipseity and so heal the breach between God and Creation. By exploring the ways Farrer and Whitehead addressed these matters, I hope to remind readers of a fertile alternative to realist/anti-realist conflicts currently dominating philosophical theology.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Library and Learning Support
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NameEmailORCID
Smith, SimonSimon.smith@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2011
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2011 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis.
Depositing User : Jane Hindle
Date Deposited : 25 Jul 2017 10:24
Last Modified : 25 Jul 2017 10:24
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/841745

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