February 15, 2023 @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Dr. Benjamin J. Chicka is Lecturer of Philosophy and Religion at Curry College in Milton, MA. His work connects classical American pragmatism, process theology, and ground-of-being theology. God the Created: Pragmatic Constructive Realism in Philosophy and Theology (SUNY Press) is his constructive comparison of John Cobb and Robert Neville as part of an effort to creatively synthesize process and ground-of-being theology. His most recent work touches upon media criticism and popular culture, which has led to speaking in front of audiences of hundreds of video game fans as much as fellow academics in recent years. Playing as Others: Theology and Ethical Responsibility in Video Games (Baylor University Press) represents the culmination of his research on the video game industry to date and describes how moves toward greater diversity and inclusion in that industry can inform theological ethics and conversations about pluralism.
Paper title: "Trade In Panpsychism for Biosemiotics and Enjoy the Theological Benefits Today!"