Matthew David Segall is one of the brightest young philosophers around. He recently earned his PhD from the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program of the California Institute of Integral Studies. He was a student of Brian Swimme and fortunately will continue as a member of the CIIS faculty. He is taking a leading role in developing the online program of that department discussed in another article in this Musings. He is well versed in the work of Thomas Berry and has made integral ecology a focus of his work. He has a particular interest in the works of Alfred North Whitehead and Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling and has written about them extensively. He has a working knowledge of contemporary science and also works with the ideas of Catherine Keller, Gilles Deleuze, Raimon Panikkar, Henri Bergson, Isabelle Stengers, Steven Shapiro, Bruno Latour, and his mentor Brian Swimme.
In the November-December, 2014 issue of CES Musings, we proudly published Matt’s long essay on Physics of the World-Soul: The Relevance of Alfred North Whitehead’s Philosophy of Organism to Contemporary Scientific Cosmology. This had at that time been published as a paperback and a second edition of the essay has just been published by lulu.com (June 26, 2016) and is available on Amazon. With the permission of the author and copyright holder we invite you to download a .pdf copy of this text. For those of you who read the first edition, the changes in the second edition are minor and primarily concern re-framing the essay.
In addition Matt has made available a copy of his doctoral dissertation that he successfully submitted to the California Institute of Integral Studies. It is titled Cosmotheanthropic Imagination in the Post-Kantian Process Philosophy of Schelling and Whitehead. He has given us permission to make a .pdf copy of his dissertation available. He will substantially revise this before publishing it as a book and welcomes comments. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.