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premises. The first premise seems to be true: That cosmic evolution has led to the development of living creatures that have a complex, phenomenal inner life can be confirmed by oneself. The second premise is also true because it covers all relevant explanatory types of the emergence and existence of

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In: Panentheism and Panpsychism

), but we may be able to get more mental life from less—the question is ›how much less?‹. Currently a panpsychist has a choice between three auxiliary theses on this matter: Aux1: Basic subjects, which have simple momentary experiences, exist at the fundamental level. (Subject Panpsychism) The

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In: Panentheism and Panpsychism

concerned with promoting overall well-being. In other words, we aim to love. We think adopting panexperientialism and theocosmocentrism helps us contribute to the common good. This relational worldview provides a metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical framework for living lives of love. We are more

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In: Panentheism and Panpsychism
Author: Michael Krausz

RA: I understand that you came to formulate your theory of creativity in the course of articulating your personal program in art. Am I right? Michael: Not quite. I’d been thinking about creativity in connection with the idea of a creative life, particularly when facing choices about whether to

In: Roots in the Air
Author: Erich Fromm

and under certain exceptional conditions is individual psychology in a position to disregard the relations of this individual to others. In the individual’s mental life someone else is invariably involved, as a model, as an object, as a helper, as an opponent; and so from the very first, individual

In: Early Psychoanalytic Religious Writings
Author: Michael Krausz

interpretation exists, for it might motivate them to narrow the range of admissible interpretations, even if not to a limit of one interpretation. Put otherwise, trying for a ‘singularly perfect’ interpretation, for example, is not inconsistent with the belief that no such interpretation actually exists. Or, to

In: Roots in the Air

(though only of the latter portion of Jesus’ life), and with many deeds and sayings attributed to Jesus, perhaps partly motivated by the wish for a literal saviour around the time of Jerusalem’s destruction by the armies of Titus. As with legendary development, Matthew and Luke – literally and

In: Questioning the Historicity of Jesus

this experience of the fundamental character of life that are significant to understand with regard to the religious semiotic processes that life contributes to. First, the totality of living beings always points beyond itself. Every living being is a manifestation of something prior to its actual

In: Religious Pluralism and Pragmatist Theology
Author: Drew Chastain

detached, disengaged, disoriented and disenchanted. Insistence on the objective value, importance or even obligation of living will not be enough to motivate those who subjectively are too spiritually sick to make sense of doing things in life. John Fire Lame Deer suggests something along these lines in a

In: The Philosophy of Spirituality
Author: Karl Hefty

Henry means that apart from Life and, in a deeper sense, apart from God’s own life given in Christ, human living dis-integrates, and lacks unity or consistency, then Henry’s claim is impeccably, phenomenologically and theologically precise. Neither here nor elsewhere does Henry turn finite flesh into a

In: Journal for Continental Philosophy of Religion