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    The way Whitehead speaks of God in his "philosophy of organism," and the evaluation thereof, is the subject of this article. The background of this issue is the position—broadly shared in theology, and here represented by Aquinas—that one should not speak "carelessly" about God. Does Whitehead violate this rule, or does his language for God express God's otherness and relatedness to the world in a new, intriguing way? In order to answer this question, an introduction into Whitehead's philosophy …Read more
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    God’s Power and Almightiness in Whitehead’s Thought
    Process Studies 47 (1): 83-110. 2018.
    Whitehead’s position regarding God’s power is rather unique in the philosophical and theological landscape. Whitehead rejects divine omnipotence (unlike Aquinas), yet he claims (unlike Hans Jonas) that God’s persuasive power is required for everything to exist and occur. This intriguing position is the subject of this article. The article starts with an exploration of Aquinas’s reasoning toward God’s omnipotence. This will be followed by a close examination of Whitehead's own position, starting…Read more
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    The Prehensibility of God’s Consequent Nature
    Process Studies 27 (1/2): 108-133. 1998.
  • Interdisciplinariteit in de geesteswetenschappen
    with Koen Hilberdink, J. Mooij, Bram van de Beek, Peter Hagoort, and Pieter Muysken
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 66 (3): 608-609. 2004.
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    The article begins at the intellectual fissure between many statements coming from neuroscience and the language of faith and theology. First I show that some conclusions drawn from neuroscientific research are not as firm as they seem: neuroscientific data leave room for the interpretation that mind matters. I then take a philosophical-theological look at the notions of soul, self, and freedom, also in the light of modern scientific research (self-organization, neuronal networks), and present a…Read more