Matthew Segall, Assistant Professor in the  Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness online MA and PhD at CIIS Matthew Segall

Assistant Professor
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

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 to find more of his research and writing. 

A discussion of Mario Betti's work on Rudolf Steiner

Origins of Life Science and Process-Relational Philosophy

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