PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTIONS AND BIOLOGICAL FINDINGS, PART II: PLAY, ART, RITUAL, AND RITUAL SACRIFICE by Marcia Pally Abstract. This Part II of a two-part article illustrates how research in evolutionary biology, anthropology, archeology, and psychology illuminates questions arising in philosophy—specifically questions […]
Category: Writings on Theologies of Relationality
Philosophical Questions and Biological Findings-Part 1: Human Aggression
PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTIONS AND BIOLOGICAL FINDINGS, PART I: HUMAN COOPERATIVITY, COMPETITION, AGGRESSION by Marcia Pally Abstract. This first part of a two-part article illustrates how research in evolutionary biology and psychology illuminates questions arising in philosophy—specifically questions about the origins of […]
Circling the wagons or opening the circle
Circling the Wagons or Opening the Circle For Dialog https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/dial.12614 By Marcia Pally, New York University, firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract: “To approach eudaimonia or human flourishing,” Darcia Narvaez writes, “one must have a concept of human nature, a realization of what constitutes […]
Our post-pandemic future: What basics should be its basis?
Our post-pandemic future: What basics should be its basis? By Marcia Pally Religion & Ethics, May 24, 2020 What is needed to effect a change in our socio-economic and environmental practices? By what principles should we proceed after the […]
More than a Resource: Covenant as a Basis for Societal Organization
More than a Resource: Covenant as a Basis for Societal Organization By Prof. Dr. Marcia Pally in: Religion and Democracy: Challenges and Resources in a Public Theological Perspective Torsten Meireis and Rolf Schieder (Eds., 2017), pp. 71-87 Introduction Of human thriving, […]
Recovering Relationality: From ‘Selfish Gene’ to ‘Hyper-Cooperative Species’
Recovering Relationality: From the ‘Selfish Gene’ to a ‘Hyper-Cooperative Species’ By Marcia Pally Religion and Ethics, 5 Apr 2016 In the summative speech of the film Margin Call, Jeremy Irons, playing the fictional head of a collapsing Lehman Brothers-type investment house, […]
A “social imaginary” of the commons: Its ontology and politics
A “social imaginary” of the commons: Its ontology and politics by Marcia Pally and Adrian Pabst Abstract: This article suggests that the political and socio-economic difficulties burdening advanced economies, a factor as well in recent populist surges, are best addressed […]
Relational Views of Humanness: The Reciprocity of Ontos and Telos
Pally, Marcia “Relational Views of Humanness: The Reciprocity of Ontos and Telos”
Studies in Christian Ethics, 2019, May 3, pp. 1-11.
“Peculiar Relations of Affectability”: Peirce and Royce as resources for the philosophy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Pally, Marcia “Peculiar Relations of Affectability”: Peirce and Royce as resources for the Philosophy of Martin Luther King Jr., Telos Journal, special edition on Martin Luther King Jr. Spring 2018 vol. 2018 no. 182 161-182
‘The Invention of the Antichrist’: Karl Barth and Erich Przywara
‘The Invention of the Antichrist’: Karl Barth, Erich Przywara, & The Analogy of Being By Marcia Pally Commonweal, December 14, 2018 https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/-invention-antichrist In the 1920s and ’30s, Karl Barth, the renowned Swiss Reformed theologian, began what became a decades-long critique of the […]