Reciprocal Causality in an Event-Filled World (Hardcover)

Reciprocal Causality in an Event-Filled World By Joseph A. Bracken S. J. Cover Image
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Given the current sense of helplessness in dealing with environmental change and other urgent issues, a new world view is needed that emphasizes the unique contribution that individual citizens can make to the common good as opposed to their individual needs and desires. In a recent encyclical on the environment, Pope Francis set forth reasons from Scripture and Church teaching for this shift in perspective, but he did not provide a philosophically based foundation for this change of heart. To fill that gap, Joseph Bracken examines key writings of process-oriented philosophers like Henri Bergson and Alfred North Whitehead along with systems-oriented thinkers like Ludwig von Bertalanffy and Ervin Laszlo to create a systems-oriented understanding of the God-world relation.

About the Author


Joseph A. Bracken, SJ, is emeritus professor of theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781978709782
ISBN-10: 1978709781
Publisher: Fortress Academic
Publication Date: March 4th, 2022
Pages: 168
Language: English