• Willem B. Drees: A Biographical Note, and Bibliography
    In Anne Runehov & Michael Fuller (eds.), Science, Religion, the Humanities and Hope: Essays in Honour of Willem B. Drees, Springer Nature Switzerland. pp. 231-252. 2024.
    This chapter offers a brief biography of Willem B. Drees, and a bibliography of his published work. This bibliography lists his work in Dutch, English and other languages, and is as complete as possible at the time of writing.
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    This book collects a multidisciplinary range of contributions focusing on the prolific and seminal work of Willem Drees in the fields of philosophy of religion, philosophy of the humanities, and science and theology/religion. Trained in both theoretical physics and theology/philosophy of religion, Drees holds doctoral degrees in both theology and in philosophy and, amongst other distinguished positions, held professorships at the University of Leiden and at the University of Tilburg. Drees was a…Read more
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    In Technology We Trust?
    Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences 8 (2): 153. 2021.
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    Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions (edited book)
    with Lluis Oviedo
    Springer. 2013.
    "To all who love the God with a 1000 names and respect science” In the last quarter century, the academic field of Science and Theology (Religion) has attracted scholars from a wide variety of disciplines. The question is, which disciplines are attracted and what do these disciplines have to contribute to the debate? In order to answer this question, the encyclopedia maps the (self)-identified disciplines and religious traditions that participate or might come to participate in the Science and R…Read more
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    This book offers a philosophical analysis of what it is to be a human being in all her aspects. It analyses what is meant by the self and the I and how this feeling of a self or an I is connected to the brain. It studies specific cases of brain disorders, based on the idea that in order to understand the common, one has to study the specific. The book shows how the self is thought of as a three-fold emergent self, comprising a relationship between an objective neural segment, a subjective neural…Read more
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    Issues in Science and Theology: Do Emotions Shape the World? (edited book)
    with Dirk Evers, Michael Fuller, and Knut-Willy Sæther
    Imprint: Springer. 2016.
    This volume examines emotions and emotional well-being from a rich variety of theological, philosophical and scientific and therapeutic perspectives. To experience emotion is a part of being human; but what are emotions? How can theology, philosophy and the natural sciences unpack the nature and content of emotions? This volume is based on contributions to the 15th European Conference on Science and Theology held in Assisi, Italy. It brings together contributions from scholars of various academi…Read more
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    Issues in Science and Theology: Are We Special?: Human Uniqueness in Science and Theology (edited book)
    with Dirk Evers, Michael Fuller, and Knut-Willy Sæther
    Imprint: Springer. 2017.
    This book offers a penetrating analysis of issues raised by the perennial question, 'Are We Special?' It brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines, from astronomy and palaeontology to philosophy and theology, to explore this question. Contributors cover a wide variety of issues, including what makes humans distinct from other animals, the possibilities of artificial life and artificial intelligence, the likelihood of life on other planets, and the role of religious behavior. A varie…Read more
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    Processes of Believing: The Acquisition, Maintenance, and Change in Creditions (edited book)
    with Hans-Ferdinand Angel, Lluis Oviedo, Raymond F. Paloutzian, and Rüdiger J. Seitz
    Imprint: Springer. 2017.
    This volume answers the question: Why do we believe what we believe? It examines current research on the concept of beliefs, and the development in our understanding of the process of believing. It takes into account empirical findings in the field of neuroscience regarding the processes that underlie beliefs, and discusses the notion that beyond the interactive exploratory analysis of sensory information from the complex outside world, humans engage in an evaluative analysis by which they attri…Read more
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    Issues in Science and Theology: Creative Pluralism? (edited book)
    with M. Fuller and D. Evers
    Springer Nature. 2022.
  • Issues in Science and Theology: Creative Pluralism? (edited book)
    with Fuller Michael and Evers Dirk
    Springer Nature. 2022.
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    Issues in Science and Theology: Nature – and Beyond (edited book)
    with Michael Fuller, Dirk Evers, Knut-Willy Sæther, and Bernard Michollet
    Springer. 2020.
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    The Epistemological Status of Transpersonal Psychology The Data-Base Argument Revisited
    with Harald Walach
    Journal of Consciousness Studies 17 (1-2): 1-2. 2010.
    The present paper argues that neither the autophenomenological nor the heterophenomenological approach works in order to do justice to the reality of experiences, because neither approach escapes phenomenological scepticism. By regarding the potentials of neuroscience and transpersonal psychology in addition to analysing the epistemology of experiencing, it is argued that an interdisciplinary-transpersonal psychological method is preferable that covers first- second- and third-person accounts. F…Read more
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    We cannot disregard that the neuroscientific research on religious phenomena such as religious experiences and rituals for example, has increased significantly the last years. Neuroscientists claim that neuroscience contributes considerably in the process of understanding religious experiences, because neuroscience is able to measure brain activity during religious experiences by way of brain‐imaging technologies. No doubt, those results of neuroscientific research on religious experiences are a…Read more
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    Religion and Science in Context: A Guide to the Debates
    International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 25 (3). 2011.
    International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 303-305, September 2011
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    Darwin’s theory of evolution argued that the human race evolved from the same original cell as all other animals. Biological principles such as randomness, adaption and natural selection led to the evolution of different species including the human species. Based on this evolutionary sameness, Donald R. Griffin (1915-2003) challenged the behaviourist claim that animal communication is characterized as merely groans of pain. This paper argues that (1) all animals are embedded in a social system. …Read more
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    Understanding Moral Sentiments: Darwinian Perspectives?
    Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences 2 (1): 114. 2015.