MemberClaus Janew

Our striving for knowledge is a declaration of love. By gaining wisdom we are loved in return. – Claus Janew lives in Dresden and Bonn, Germany, and has been an independent researcher in philosophy for 28 years. He discovered the infinitesimality structure, an explanation of both consciousness and reality being a direct solution to the problem of free will. The basics have been published in German and English journals. A comprehensive book about his new metaphysics has been published in German, furthermore a self-help guide and a metaphysical dialogue.

MemberJonathan Marc Platter

…PhD Thesis: “Divine Simplicity and the Triune Identity: A Critical Dialogue with the Theological Metaphysics of Robert W. Jenson”…

I am a first year PhD student in Christian Theology at the University of Cambridge. My thesis explores the relationship between the doctrines of divine simplicity and the Trinity, with special attention to the revisionary metaphysics of Robert W Jenson. I am an adjunct instructor for Southern Nazarene University (Bethany, OK, USA). I am interested in Christian and Platonic metaphysics, particularly in participation and the analogia entis. I am also interested in theological aesthetics, the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar, the theology of sanctification, and theological epistemology.

MemberSean Martin

Currently (2018) undertaking PhD by practice in filmmaking at Edinburgh Napier University, making an experimental documentary about Scottish metaphysical writer David Lindsay (1876-1945), author of A Voyage to Arcturus, The Haunted Woman, and others. I am also the author of a number of popular history titles, including The Knights Templar: The History & Myths of the Legendary Military Order; The Cathars: The Rise & Fall of the Great Heresy and The Gnostics: The First Christian Heretics.

MemberLajos Brons

… of time, (philosophical) tradition, language, belief system, or other aspect of culture.)
❧ sub-theme 1a: Philosophical implications of (the possibility of) cross-cultural communication. This sub-theme is focused on metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophy of language (and where those intersect) and builds on the ideas of Quine and (especially) Davidson. [Keywords: triangulation, conceptual schemes, intersubjectivity, coherenti…

My philosophical interests are divided over two broad areas. One is in the overlap of (meta-) ethics and social/political philosophy; the other is in the intersection of philosophy of language, metaphysics, and epistemology. Much (but not all) of my work is most closely affiliated with the analytic tradition both in style and content, and much of it is heavily influenced by the philosophies of Donald Davidson and W.V.O. Quine, but I am also interested in (parts of) Indian, Chinese, and continental philosophy. Before I became a “philosopher” I was an economic geographer. I gradually moved from one discipline to the other, but I remain interested in geography, heterodox economics, and in the other social sciences as well. For further information about my research themes, see my personal homepage.

MemberTosin Olufeyimi

Am a Philosopher and Independent scholar. Am devoted to private and independent research in philosophy, in the still sanctuary of solitude. I consider myself an Independent philosopher. Independently seeking more knowledge through autonomous learning in philosophy. My conception of philosophy is in tune with Socratic dictum ” philosophy as love of wisdom“. In the academic sense, I find inspiration from the continental traditional. I philosophize on a wide range of Philosophical issues and problems with keen interest in Metaphysics, German Idealism, Existentialism and Philosophy of Religion.

MemberDavid E. Roy

45 years as a private practice psychotherapist, 90% retired. Dissertation a detailed correlation of Alfred North Whitehead’s Process Philosophy and the original theory of Gestalt Therapy. Have been involved in numerous events sponsored by the Center for Process Studies for decades. Recently published an article showing the high degree of correlation between Whitehead’s theory of perception and the different ways in which the right and left hemispheres process and organize information. This article suggests that Whitehead’s metaphysics can serve as the metatheory for neuroscience. The other primary interest is lifting out the fundamental factors that give rise to our species drive to inflict violence and oppression on other members of our species.  

MemberDaniel Estrada

My research sits at the intersection of technology and the mind.  I write on everything from robotics and AI to the politics of digital culture. My dissertation defends a conception of machine participation inspired by Turing’s discussion of the Lady Lovelace objection and the enactivist approach to cognition. I’m interested in the implications of Turing’s view for contemporary debates over machine autonomy. More generally, I’m interested in the organization of complex networks of diverse participants. At the social level this manifests as an interest in digital politics and internet culture. At the metaphysical level this manifests as an interest in network theory and the unification of the sciences. I teach Engineering Ethics at NJIT. I write continuously on G+ and FB.