In 1986, Proudfoot won a book award for “Religious Experience” from the American Academy of Religion. The Professor of Religion at Columbia University critically examined the 180 year old claims of Friedrich Schleiermacher. This work examines Proudfoot’s writing through association with category-based nested forms. This work will interest anyone interested in the religious experience.
In the February 2018 issue of Current Anthropology, Sasha Newell, a Professor in Brussels, Belgium, publishes an essay with the subtitle, "Materiality, Magicality, and the Limits of the Antisemiotic Turn". These comments re-articulate Newell's argument using models based on the category-based nested form. In the process, the interventional sign is discovered.
This 5600 word commentary summarizes, comments on, and re-articulates Michael Cole’s and Martin Packer’s essay “A Bio-Cultural Historical Approach to the Study of Development”, slated to appear in volume 6 of Handbook of Advances in Culture and Psychology, edited by M. J. Gelfand, C. Chui and Y. Hong.
This work comments on an essay published by Tomas Bogardus and Mallorie Urban in the Spring 2017 edition of Faith and Philosophy: Journal of the Society of Christian Philosophers (volume 34(2), pages 176-200), under the title, “How to Tell Whether Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God”. My goal is to re-articulate this work in the specialized language of the category-based nested form.
This essay comments on Father Raniero Cantalamessa’s advent sermon for the Pontifical Household. The lecture is on the nature of Mary in regards to Christmas. My goal is to re-articulate the argument in the specialized language of the category-based nested form.
This essay comments on two lectures given by Jacques Lacan to the Faculty of St. Louis University in Brussels, Belgium, and translated by Bruce Fink in 2013. My goal is to re-articulate Lacan’s argument in the specialized language of the category-based nested form.
Cheong Lee publishes his essay in Conteporary Pragmatism (15(1):1-14). The author explores Peirce's theory of interpretation, touching base with several modern semioticians along the way. These comments examine the argument backwards, using the category-based nested form. Interpretation informs aesthetics.
In 2018, Joseph Carroll publishes a chapter in A Companion to Literary Theory. The title of the chapter is "Evolutionary Literary Theory". These comments offer a polemical response, while agreeing with Carroll's visionary intent. What is the adaptive function of literature? Look and see.