Second International Congress on Ecstatic Naturalism
13–14 April 2012, Drew University, Madison, NJ USA
Friday, 13 April 2012
2:00-5:00: First Session: Aesthetics and Semiotics
Martin Yalcin, “Orpheus and the Aesthetic Character of the Sacred: Can We Replace Religion with Art?”
Inna Semetsky. “Reading Signs: Peirce, Deleuze, Hermeneutics”
Michael Raposa, “What may lie hidden in the icon: On boredom, ecstasy and the limits of semiosis"
Commentator: Nick Wernicki
6:00 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM: Keynote Presentation by Robert C. Neville with an introduction by Robert Corrington
Saturday, April 14th
7:30 AM: Breakfast
8:30 AM – 11:30 PM: Second Session: Education, Psychology, and Psychoanalysis
Darryl De Marzio, “On the Unity of Eros and Agape: An Ecstatic Naturalist Perspective on the Dynamic of Love in Education”
Kwang Yu Lee, “What Ecstasy is to Shamanism, Manic-Depression is to Ecstatic Naturalism?”
Lydia York, “Abyss and Ground: Expanding Ecstatic Naturalism’s Material Maternal with Psychoanalytic Object-Relations Theory"
Commentator: Theresa Ellis
11:45-12:45PM: Book Celebration Panel: Nam T. Nguyen’s Nature’s Primal Self: Peirce, Jaspers, and Corrington and Leon Niemoczynski’s Charles Sanders Peirce and a Religious Metaphysics of Nature.
Commentators: Wade Mitchell and Todd Willison
Respondents: Leon Niemoczynski and Robert Corrington (on behalf of Nam Nguyen)
12:45 – 2:30 PM: Break
2:30 – 5:30 PM: Third Session: Nature and Metaphysics
Guy Woodward, “Cleaving the Light: The Necessity of Metaphysics in the Practice of Theology”
Jea Oh, “Nature’s Spontaneity and Intentionality: Ecocracy, Doing Non-Doing Principle of Donghak [Eastern Learning]”
Leon Niemoczynski, “Speculating God: Meillassoux, Whitehead, Corrington"
Commentator: Karen Bray
6:00 PM: Dinner
8:00 PM Performance