Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Call for Papers: Ecstatic Naturalism 2013 Conference - Drew University



Call for papers for the The Third International Congress on Ecstatic Naturalism to be held at Drew University, Madison, NJ 07940 on April 12th and 13th, 2013.  Paper proposals of 500 words are welcome by January 15th on any aspect of the philosophy or theology of ecstatic naturalism, a perspective originally developed by Professor Robert S.Corrington.   

The theme of this year's Congress is the role of art and aesthetics in ecstatic naturalism, more specifically how the aesthetic sphere might augment or replace the sphere of religion both on a personal and a communal level.  Papers are also welcome on the comparison of ecstatic naturalism and process theology, the pre-history of ecstatic naturalism (process thought, pragmatism, phenomenology, naturalism, and speculative philosophy), the role of psychoanalysis in ecstatic naturalism,  and on applications of ecstatic application to other disciplines, such as anthropology, sociology, and psychology.   

The plenary speaker for the Congress is Ursula Goodenough, author of The Sacred Depths of Nature.

Papers or abstracts should be submitted to: lniemocz@mail.immaculata.edu