CFP: Pantheism and Ecology. Cosmological, Philosophical, and Theological Perspectives

Submission deadline: July 1, 2022

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Pantheism and Ecology. Cosmological, Philosophical, and Theological Perspectives

Edited by L. Valera

Call for Abstracts

In the framework of our research "The Monistic Composition of God in Pantheism and Panentheism" of the Templeton Foundation's "Supporting Constructive Research on the Existence and Nature of God in Spanish-Speaking Latin America" project, we invite you to participate in the shaping of the book "Pantheism and Ecology. Cosmological, Philosophical, and Theological Perspectives". The contribution of women will be especially encouraged, as well as papers addressing pantheism from  indigenous or aboriginal prespective.

The topics to be addressed, as the title of the research suggests, will be the crossovers between Ecology, Ontology, Cosmology, Pantheism, and Environmental Ethics, with a particular interest in authors such as Spinoza, Næss, Jonas, Haeckel, among other classics that have inspired the environmental field.

Many authors in the field of Environmental Philosophy have claimed to be inspired by Spinoza's monism, which has traditionally been considered as a form of pantheism, since nature and God coincide. This idea has deep normative implications, as some environmental ethicists claim that wounding nature is the same as wounding God, which implies a resacralization of nature. However, a new demarcation distinguishes pantheism from panentheism; in the latter, nature and God belong together but do not fully coincide, as in pantheism. This influence and its related network of authors and ideas has added new complexities to the environmental ethics debate as we should determine if our underlying ontology is pantheist, panentheist or neither, if one claims to be inspired by monism. 

People interested in these - or similar - topics may send a long abstract (1.000 words) to: [email protected] and [email protected] by July 1st.

We expect that final papers would be around 5,000-6,000 words. (Please note that neither submission nor acceptance of an abstract is a guarantee of publication). The deadline for the final paper is November 30th, 2022.

The book will be published during 2023 in the "Ecology and Ethics" Springer'series.

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