Philosophy and Religion Department
School of Consciousness and Transformation
Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness
Matthew D. Segall, PhD, received his doctoral degree in 2016 from the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at CIIS. His dissertation was titled Cosmotheanthropic Imagination in the Post-Kantian Process Philosophy of Schelling and Whitehead. It grapples with the limits to knowledge of reality imposed by Kant's transcendental form of philosophy and argues that Schelling and Whitehead's process-oriented approach (described in his dissertation as a "descendental" form of philosophy) shows the way across the Kantian threshold to renewed experiential contact with reality. He teaches courses on German Idealism and process philosophy for the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at CIIS. He blogs regularly at footnotes2plato.com.
Dr. Segall's recent publications include Physics of the World-Soul: Whitehead's Adventure in Cosmology (SacraSage, 2021), "The Varieties of Physicalist Ontology: A Study in Whitehead's Process-Relational Alternative" in The Journal of Philosophy, Theology, and the Sciences (Vol. 7, Iss. 1, 2020), and "Why German Idealism Matters" in The Side View (Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 2019). Visit footnotes2plato.com to find more of his research and writing.
A series of short lectures recorded for the online course PARP 6393 - Mind and Nature in German Idealism.
An interview on the Waking Cosmos Podcast by PCC MA alumnus, Adrian Nelson.
A talk, titled "The Interrupted Irruption of Time: Toward an Integral Cosmology, with help from Bergson and Whitehead," delivered at the 2015 Jean Gebser conference.
A talk, titled "Evolutionary Panpsychism or Eliminative Materialism: Toward an Anthrodecentric Philosophy of Nature," delivered at the annual PCC retreat at the Esalen Institute.
A dialogue with Professor Richard Tarnas, titled "Disenchantment, Misenchantment, and Reenchantment," delivered at the annual PCC retreat at the Esalen Institute.