A Philosophy of Sacred Nature: Prospects for Ecstatic Naturalism

A Philosophy of Sacred Nature: Prospects for Ecstatic Naturalism

By: Leon J. Niemoczynski (editor), Nam T. Nguyen (editor)Hardback

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A Philosophy of Sacred Nature introduces Robert Corrington's philosophical thought, "ecstatic naturalism," which seeks to recognize nature's self-transforming potential. Ecstatic naturalism is a philosophical-theological perspective, deeply seated in a semiotic cosmology and psychosemiosis, and it radically and profoundly probes into the mystery of nature's perennial self-fissuring of nature natured and nature naturing. Edited by Leon Niemoczynski and Nam T. Nguyen, this collection aims to allow readers to see what can be done with ecstatic naturalism, and what directions, interpretations, and creative uses that doing can take. A thorough exploration of the prospects of ecstatic naturalism, this book will appeal to scholars of Continental philosophy, religious naturalism, and American pragmatism.

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Leon Niemoczynski teaches in the philosophy department at Immaculata University. Nam T. Nguyen teaches philosophy at the University of Central Florida and humanities at Valencia College.


Chapter 1. Reflections on the Philosophy of Robert S. Corrington, Robert Cummings Neville Chapter 2. Ecstatic Naturalism, Robert S. Corrington Chapter 3. Naturalism and the Sacred, Martin O. Yalcin Chapter 4. The Spirit of Robert S. Corrington's Ecstatic Naturalism, Wade A. Mitchell Chapter 5. Nature's Primal Self: A Critique of Peirce's Semiotic Self and Jaspers' Existenz, Nam T. Nguyen Chapter 6. Corrington's "Natural Self" as the "Subject of Truth": Toward an Ecstatic Political Theology, Iljoon Park Chapter 7. Ecstatic Naturalism in American Psychological Biography, Joseph M. Kramp Chapter 8. Robert Corrington's Ecstatic Naturalism and the Social Construction of Reality, Wesley J. Wildman Chapter 9. Nature's Spontaneity and Intentionality: Ecocracy, Doing Non-Doing Principle of Donghak [Eastern Learning], Jea Sophia Oh Chapter 10. Ecology Re-naturalized, Leon J. Niemoczynski Chapter 11. Ecstatic Nature and Earthly Abyss: An Ecofeminist Journey to the Icelandic Volcano, Sigridur Gudmarsdottir Chapter 12. Cleaving the Light: The Necessity of Metaphysics, Guy Woodward Chapter 13. Unruly Gods: Schellingian Approaches to Theology in Robert Corrington and Philip Clayton, Austin J. Roberts Chapter 14. The Categorial Schema, Robert S. Corrington

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  • publication date: 12/11/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780739199664
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 218
  • ID: 9780739199664
  • weight: 463
  • ISBN10: 0739199668

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