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Answering Your Question: Knowing The Truth, Neal Deroo Feb 2016

Answering Your Question: Knowing The Truth, Neal Deroo

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"To turn the question of truth towards the person of Christ then helps us answer the question of how we can know that we can know the truth."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­knowing the truth from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life,death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/answering-your-question-knowing-the-truth/


Facticity And Transcendence Across The Disciplines: Phenomenology And The Promise, Neal Deroo Dec 2015

Facticity And Transcendence Across The Disciplines: Phenomenology And The Promise, Neal Deroo

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This paper begins from one of the most commonly found questions in phenomenology, “What is Phenomenlogy?”, to argue that phenomenology is a trans-disciplinary approach to engaging with the products of human culture. This approach is characterized by paying particular attention to the distinction between facticity and transcendence within “lived experience” so as to help us better articulate and evaluate the promises that animate every human institution. Such a task necessarily requires inter-disciplinary input and helps us engage in our lives—in our shared cultural life—differently.


Getting It Wrong, Neal Deroo Nov 2015

Getting It Wrong, Neal Deroo

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"We need to remember our sinfulness so we don't get too proud of our own accomplishments or too sure of our ability to save ourselves."

Posting about differing perceptions of history from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/getting-it-wrong/


Getting Spiritual: A Plan For Reaching Conservative Christians With Postmodern Religion, Neal Deroo Nov 2015

Getting Spiritual: A Plan For Reaching Conservative Christians With Postmodern Religion, Neal Deroo

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Today I hope to talk about how we can try to have good, constructive, mutually-enriching conversations with conservative Christians. I think two things are required for this that are, perhaps, currently lacking from postmodern theology, but the seeds of which I think are already present there. The first thing that is needed is a common vocabulary that is meaningful and connects well with the traditions of both postmodern and conservative Christians. Second, we need to find places or means by which the two groups can come into contact with each other to engage in conversations: what will draw us together ...


Meaning, Being And Expression: A Phenomenological Justification For Interdisciplinary Scholarship, Neal Deroo Oct 2015

Meaning, Being And Expression: A Phenomenological Justification For Interdisciplinary Scholarship, Neal Deroo

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The purpose of this talk is two-fold: first, to lay out a phenomenological justification for why scientific or theoretical investigation must be carried out both within particular disciplines and across various disciplines; and second, to show that such a justification--alluded to with varying levels of explicitness in various works by various figures--itself opens new paths of exploration for phenomenology.


Models Of The Interaction Of Science And Religion, Tony N. Jelsma Jun 2015

Models Of The Interaction Of Science And Religion, Tony N. Jelsma

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"As Christians we are... immersed in this scientific culture and yet God’s Word communicates to us from very different cultural contexts."

Posting about religion and science­­­­­­­­ from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/models-of-the-interaction-of-science-and-religion/


How Marion Helps Us To Understand Kierkegaard’S Fear And Trembling, Mark Tazelaar Mar 2015

How Marion Helps Us To Understand Kierkegaard’S Fear And Trembling, Mark Tazelaar

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In the past decade, many interpretations of Fear and Trembling highlight the significance of the “eschatological”—the marvel of Abraham’s expectation that he will get Isaac back. For these interpretations, the central issue is the contrast between the knight of faith and the knight of resignation. Merold Westphal, however, contends that these interpretations lead us away from the main contrast between the hero of faith and the tragic hero. Kierkegaard scholarship is at an impasse. I argue that Marion’s phenomenology of sacrifice, together with the important idea of veritas redarguens that he appropriates from Augustine, offer insights that ...


Augustine’S De Musica In The 21st Century Music Classroom, John Macinnis Mar 2015

Augustine’S De Musica In The 21st Century Music Classroom, John Macinnis

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Augustine’s De musica is all that remains of his ambitious plan to write a cycle of works describing each of the liberal arts in terms of Christian faith and is actually unfinished; whereas the six books extant today primarily examine rhythm, Augustine intended to write about melody also. The sixth book of De musica was better known in late Antiquity and the Middle Ages than the first five, and it takes up philosophical questions of aesthetics related to the proportionate ordering discernable throughout creation. After a brief introduction summarizing De musica’s content and its importance in subsequent Christian ...


Phenomenology, The Spirits Of The Age, And The (Religious) Task Of Philosophy, Neal Deroo Oct 2014

Phenomenology, The Spirits Of The Age, And The (Religious) Task Of Philosophy, Neal Deroo

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The presenter states that philosophy in general—and phenomenology in particular—remain predominantly academic endeavors, done by professional philosophers, to professional philosophers, for professional philosophers and that the key to changing this situation and so to recover the public nature of the phenomenological enterprise is to reconceive the task of philosophy as the 2 discernment of the spirits of the age in which we find ourselves. To do this, he highlights two distinct elements of phenomenological methodology that enable it to perform such a task: first, its epistemological claim that the matters to be investigated must be both taken on ...


Augustinian Approach To Holistic Christian Pedagogy, Adam Schultz, Neal Deroo Oct 2014

Augustinian Approach To Holistic Christian Pedagogy, Adam Schultz, Neal Deroo

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Presenters explain how in their CORE philosophy class they seek to demonstrate that their students' real life-spiritual life distinction is symptomatic of a dualism endemic to contemporary Christianity (section 1), and that their reading of Augustine's Confessions can provide a unified and holistic corrective to it (section 2) and that doing so helps students see a more radical vision of Christian faithfulness, one that calls for a holistic, life-wide response to the work of Christ that will not allow for an easy distinction between ‘spiritual’ life and everyday life (section 3).


Seeing Christ In Philosophy, Neal Deroo Jul 2014

Seeing Christ In Philosophy, Neal Deroo

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"With philosophy, we can start to articulate those assumptions and cultural moods to better understand what we're doing, and then evaluate them to see why we do them and whether they are in keeping with God's loving design for his creation."

Posting about a Christian perspective on philosophy from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/philosophy-as-a-way-of-life/


Phenomenological Insights Into Oppression: Passive Synthesis And Personal Responsibility, Neal Deroo Jan 2013

Phenomenological Insights Into Oppression: Passive Synthesis And Personal Responsibility, Neal Deroo

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Drawing on phenomenology’s account of “passive synthesis,” this paper seeks to provide a phenomenological vocabulary that could be useful in explaining institutional oppression to those who find it difficult to understand that we can be responsible for acts and meanings that we do not intend. Though the main goal of the paper is to justify the use of the terminology of passive synthesis in the discourse on oppression, the paper ends by suggesting how employing passive synthesis in this manner suggests ways of combating oppression.


Derrida And The Future(S) Of Phenomenology, Neal Deroo May 2011

Derrida And The Future(S) Of Phenomenology, Neal Deroo

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This paper seeks to examine the significance of Derrida’s work for an understanding of the basic tenets of phenomenology. Specifically, via an analysis of his understanding of the subject’s relation to the future, we will see that Derrida enhances the phenomenological understanding of temporality and intentionality, thereby moving the project of phenomenology forward in a unique way. This, in turn, suggests that future phenomenological research will have to account for an essential (rather than merely a secondary) role for both linguistic mediation and cultural and political factors within the phenomenological subject itself.


Revisiting The Zahavi–Brough/Sokolowski Debate, Neal Deroo Apr 2011

Revisiting The Zahavi–Brough/Sokolowski Debate, Neal Deroo

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In 1999, Dan Zahavi’s Self Awareness and Alterity: A Phenomenological Investigation initiated a critique of the standard interpretation of the distinction between the second and third levels of Husserl’s analysis of time-constituting consciousness. At stake was the possibility of a coherent account of self-awareness (Zahavi’s concern), but also the possibility of prereflectively distinguishing the acts of consciousness (Brough and Sokolowski’s rebuttal of Zahavi’s critique). Using insights gained from Husserl’s Analyses Concerning Passive Synthesis rather than the work on time-consciousness, this paper provides a new, more precise vocabulary in which to carry on the debate ...


Phenomenology As Eschatological Materialism, Neal Deroo Jan 2011

Phenomenology As Eschatological Materialism, Neal Deroo

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Re-Constituting Phenomenology: Continuity In Levinas’ Accounts Of Time And Ethics, Neal Deroo Jun 2010

Re-Constituting Phenomenology: Continuity In Levinas’ Accounts Of Time And Ethics, Neal Deroo

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At the heart of Levinas’ work is an account of subjectivity that is premised on his account of temporality. In this regard, Levinas is like many other phenomenologists. However, in order to understand Levinas in this manner, we must first reconceive what Levinas means by ‘ethics’, so we can see the fundamental continuity in his accounts of subjectivity and temporality. By understanding the continuities, not just within but also between, Levinas’ ethical subject and his futural temporality, we are able to reconceive of the scope and method of phenomenology, so as to adequately assess Levinas’ influence in that discipline.


Positive Account Of Protention And Its Implications For Internal Time-Consciousness, Neal Deroo Jan 2010

Positive Account Of Protention And Its Implications For Internal Time-Consciousness, Neal Deroo

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One of fifteen original essays by an international team of expert contributors that together represent a cross-section of Husserl Studies today. The collection manifests the extent to which single themes in Husserl's corpus cannot be isolated, but must be considered in relation to their overlap with each other. Many of the accepted views of Husserl's philosophy are currently in a state of flux, with positions that once seemed incontestable now finding themselves relegated to the status of one particular school of thought.

In this chapter, DeRoo sheds light upon one area of phenomenology, which is Edmund Husserl's ...