Biographical Notes

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Biographical Notes

Godehard Brüntrup SJ

is Professor for Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language and Philosophy of Mind at Munich School of Philosophy.

Ludwig Jaskolla

is a Post-Doc Researcher at Munich School of Philosophy.

Benedikt Paul Göcke

is Professor for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophy of Science at Ruhr- Universität Bochum. He is a Research Fellow at the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion and an associated Member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion at Oxford University.

Theodore Walker Jr.

is Associate Professor of Ethics and Society at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, USA. He contributes to and serves on the International Advisory Board for the journal Process Studies; and he contributed to (and has served with Joseph Bracken as a Guest Editor for) the Astro-Theology volumes in the Journal of Cosmology.

Joanna Leidenhag

is Research and Teaching Fellow at the University of St. Andrews. She has published numerous articles with leading theological journals on panpsychism, emergence theory, pneumatology, and eating disorders.

David Skrbina

is currently unaffiliated; he was most recently a Senior Lecturer in philosophy at the University of Michigan at Dearborn. His areas of research include philosophy of mind, environmental ethics, and philosophy of technology. Dr. Skrbina has been a visiting professor of philosophy at Michigan State University, Eastern Michigan University, and the University of Gent, in Belgium.

Philip Goff

is a philosopher and consciousness researcher at Durham University. His work is focused on how to integrate consciousness into our scientific worldview, and he defends panpsychism as the least worst theory of how to do this. Goff has published over 40 articles in academic journals/volumes and has also written for newspapers and magazines, such the Guardian, Aeon, the Times Literary Supplement and Philosophy Now.

Karl Pfeifer

is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at Monash University and a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan. He is author of various articles in action theory, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophic logic, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of laughter and humor.

Uwe Voigt

studied philosophy, psychology and Catholic theology at the universities of Bamberg and Innsbruck. In 2011, he became Professor of Philosophy with Specialization in Analytic Philosophy and Philosophy of Science at Augsburg University. He currently is focused on the philosophical question of being human in the Anthropocene. Voigt has published two monographies, 14 books as editor and about 60 papers in academic sources.

Christian Hengstermann

is a Consultant on the project »Cambridge Platonism at the Origins of the Enlightenment«, Universities of Bristol and Cambridge, Associated Researcher of the Origen Research Centre, Münster University, Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism, Cambridge University, and Co-Principal Investigator on the project »The History of Human Freedom and Dignity in Western Civilization«, Aarhus University et al.

Philip Clayton

is Ingraham Professor at Claremont School of Theology and an affiliated faculty member at Claremont Graduate University. Within the natural sciences, his publications have focused on emergent dynamics in biology and the neural correlates of consciousness. Other research areas have included the nature of scientific explanation, the realism debate, theory of human personhood, the divine action debate, open theism, the models of God across the world’s religions, and doctrines of the God-world relation, especially panentheism.

Uwe Meixner

has taught at universities in Germany, Austria, Poland, Belarus, and the United States. Since 2010, he is a professor of theoretical philosophy at the University of Augsburg. His main research-interests are in metaphysics, logic, the philosophy of mind, Husserlian phenomenology, and the history of philosophy in a reconstructive analytical perspective. Main publications in English are Axiomatic Formal Ontology (1997), The Two Sides of Being. A Reassessment of Psycho-Physical Dualism (2004), and Defending Husserl (2014). He is a co-editor of the journals Metaphysica and Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy.

Thomas Jay Oord

is a theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies. Oord is a best-selling and award-winning author, having written or edited more than twenty-five books. A twelve-time Faculty Award winning professor, Oord teaches at institutions around the globe. Oord is known for his contributions to research on love, open and relational theology, science and religion, and the implications of freedom and relationships for transformation.

Wm. Andrew Schwartz

is a scholar, organizer, and social entrepreneur. He is Executive Director of the Center for Process Studies and Assistant Professor of Process & Comparative Theology at Claremont School of Theology, as well as Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of the Institute for Ecological Civilization. His work includes comparative religious philosophy, as well as the role of big ideas in the transition toward ecological civilization.

The Revd James M. Arcadi

is Assistant Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois, USA. He is the author of An Incarnational Model of the Eucharist (Cambridge, 2018) and co-editor of the T&T Clark Handbook to Analytic Theology (Bloomsbury, forthcoming), Love, Divine & Human: Contemporary Essays in Systematic and Philosophical Theology (Bloomsbury, 2019), and special issues of the journals Open Theology (2018) and TheoLogica (2017).

Ayon Maharaj

is Assistant Professor and Head of the Program in Philosophy at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute in West Bengal, India. He is also a monk of the Ramakrishna Order. His current research focuses on Vedāntic philosophical traditions, cross-cultural philosophy of religion, cross-cultural approaches to consciousness, Indian scriptural hermeneutics, and the philosophies of Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, and Sri Aurobindo. Holding a doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, he has published over twenty articles on Indian, German, and cross-cultural philosophy.