Fifth International Congress on Ecstatic Naturalism
2015 Theme: American Philosophy of Nature
Madison, New Jersey
April 10th-11th, 2015
The Shore of the
– Albert Bierstadt, 1878 Turquoise Sea
Friday – April 10th, 2015
Registration Table: 8:30-9am
9-10:15am: American Philosophy of Nature and the Sublime
Yeol Kim – "On the Sublime of Nature: Aesthetic Naturalism of Robert S. Corrington and of Gilles Deleuze"
Guy Woodward – "American Sublime"
10:30-11:45am: American Philosophy of Nature and Deep Ecology
Jea Sophia Oh – "A Lament over Frankenstein, Nature Un-natured: A Deep Ecology with Sacred Seed”
Leon Niemoczynski - "The Naturalistic Idealism of American Philosopher John William Miller: His Concept of 'Midworld' Applied to Philosophical Ecology"
Lunch 12:00 – 12:50pm
1:00-2:15pm: American Philosophy of Nature and C. S. Peirce
David Rohr - “A Peirce-Inspired Theory of Pansemiosis: Living Semiosis within a Semiotic Cosmos”
Nick Guardiano - “Ecstatic Naturalism and Transcendentalist Aesthetics on the Creativity of Nature”
Group photograph 2:30-2:45pm
3:00-4:45pm: "A Religion of Nature": Special Panel on the Work of Donald Crosby
Robert Cummings Neville
"The Agony and Ecstasy of Religious Naturalism”
LeRon Shults, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Theology and Philosophy
New Books by LeRon Shults:
Saturday – April 11th, 2015
Registration Table: 8:30-9am
9:00-10:15am: American Philosophy of Nature and Moral Aesthetics
Robert King – "John Dewey’s 'Consummatory Experience' and Ecstatic Naturalism:
A Common Faith?"
Nick Wernicki - "Ecstatic Naturalism and Moral Aesthetics: Building a Framework for an Ethics"
10:30-11:45am: American Philosophy of Nature and Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rose Ellen Dunn – "Wild Air: Toward a Poetics of Ecstatic Naturalism and Transcendentalism"
David Johnson - "Emersonian Rapture, Ecstasy, and the Perception of Truth"
Lunch 12:00-12:50pm - Award of the Emerson Prize During Lunch
1:00-2:15pm: American Philosophy of Nature and Immanent Transcendence
Jonathan Weidenbaum – "Spiritual Naturalism and the Theologies of Transcendence"
Stephanie Theodorou – "Mind as Substance and Subject: Hegel, Naturalism, and The Sacred"
2:30-3:45pm: American Philosophy of Nature and Psychoanalysis
Wade Mitchell – "From the Bottomless
Neuropsychoanalysis & Ecstatic Naturalism" Lake of Consciousness
Kwang Yu Lee – "In Search of a Common Ground for Selving and Syntheism: A Psychoanalytic Appraisal of Ontological Stability"
4:00-5:15pm: American Philosophy and Process Naturalism from Chaos, to Cosmos, to Community
Keunsik Lee – "The Role of Personality within the formation of Community identity"
Austin Roberts – "Exploring the Pantheist Philosophies of Robert S. Corrington & Roland Faber"
5:15-6:00pm "Syntheism's Relationship to Ecstatic Naturalism": Special Panel of Alexander Bard and Robert S. Corrington
Robert S. Corrington