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Veronika Krajíčková is working on a proposal for the book Understanding Whitehead, Understanding Modernism which would be published under the Bloomsbury series Understanding Philosophy, Understanding Modernism. If you are working in the field of Whitehead and art/aesthetics/literature with the focus on modernism and you might be interested in contributing to this volume!
I am 98, and for that age, my faculties are quite good. While I still can, I am reviewing my “legacy.” It is mixed up with the legacies of many others in the process movement. I rejoice not only that all of the process organizations are engaged in important activities with excellent leadership and genuine sensitivity to the context in which they are acting, but also that they support each other when that is needed. There really is a process community, and I am only one contributor among many.
Drops and Buds, an electronic journal dedicated to the exploration and application of Stanislav and Christina Grof's work, transpersonal breathwork, and the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead, is currently accepting submissions.
Last month, the Center for Process Studies and the Center for Christogenesis collaborated to put on a conference exploring the intersections of the work of process philosopher Alfred North Whitehead and noospheric thinker Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The conference, featuring fifteen premiere scholars with expertise in Whitehead, Teilhard or both, sought to uncover points of contact and contrast between these two relational, evolutionary thinkers.
The Society for Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology (SSoCIA) will hold its fifth biennial meeting June 3-5, 2024 in Rovaniemi, Finland. SSoCIA is an international and highly interdisciplinary group of scholars and other experts dedicated to investigation of the many social, cultural, and conceptual issues surrounding humanity’s future in space. For this 2024 meeting, SSoCIA welcomes submissions addressing any of the many “broader questions” in astrobiology and space exploration.
The American Philosophical Association Pacific Executive Committee has invited the SSPP to participate, as an affiliated group, in the program of its next annual meeting, March 20-23, 2024 in Portland, OR at the Hilton Portland. This call is for papers addressing any topic in process thought.
This Symposium aims at bringing together a number of junior and senior scholars from different regions and research institutions worldwide to discuss Iqbal's legacy, its relevance to current issues in philosophic theology. The symposium will kick off first as an online event, to take place on Friday-Saturday 09-10 February 2023.
On June 9th, 2023, Pacific Time, the 15th “John Cobb Common Good Award” ceremony was successfully held, honoring Dr. Shi Yan, the Representative of China New Farmers, for her work as a leading figure in promoting the CSA movement in China. The “John Cobb Common Good Award” is the highest award in the field of global ecological philosophy and ecological civilization.
"The first Forum of Village Leaders and Township Heads in the New Era" was successfully held at the Zhuhai Campus of Beijing Normal University from June 16-18, 2023. The theme of the Forum is "Rural Revitalization and Chinese Style Modernization". This is an important event in the field of rural revitalization. More than 280 village Leaders, township heads from all over China and some higher officials such as Julu Wang, former governor of Heilongjiang Province, director Ping Chen from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Bingsheng Ke, the former president of China Agricultural University, and Bin Li, deputy Mayor of the Zhuhai City, Shoujun Wang, Vice President of Beijing Normal University participated in the forum.
The world renown Dr. John B. Cobb Jr. addressed the participants of the 16th Claremont International Forum on Ecological Civilization and 5th International Youth Forum on Ecological Civilization in the opening remarks. He pointed out that "today, there is no topic that is more important than ecological civilization!" Indeed, the present situation of ecological civilization is a pressing and urgent issue for all of humanity as a part of the global community.