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Schopenhauer's Philosophy of Religion (2023)
Book Chapter
Head, J. (2023). Schopenhauer's Philosophy of Religion. In The Schopenhauerian Mind. (1). Routledge

This chapter provides an overview of Schopenhauer’s philosophy of religion, highlighting its rather ambiguous treatment in scattered remarks throughout his corpus. The discussion begins by considering Schopenhauer’s account of the source of religion... Read More about Schopenhauer's Philosophy of Religion.

Anne Conway on Omnipresence (2023)
Journal Article
Head, J. (2023). Anne Conway on Omnipresence. Philosophica - International Journal for the History of Philosophy, 31(1), 3-20. https://doi.org/10.5840/philosophica20244159

This paper offers a discussion of Conway’s account of omnipresence, as found in her only published work, Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy (1690). It is argued that Conway proposes a radical approach to understanding the nature of... Read More about Anne Conway on Omnipresence.

Conway's World Soul and Monism (2023)
Book Chapter
Head, J. (in press). Conway's World Soul and Monism. In New Voices on Women in the History of Philosophy

This paper considers the place of the ‘Middle Nature’ in Anne Conway’s philosophy, as a kind of ‘World Soul’-type figure that is both intimately present in all things in nature and acts as a mediator between God and creation. It is argued that consid... Read More about Conway's World Soul and Monism.

Kant’s Religion as a Response to the Pantheism Controversy: Between Mendelssohn and Jacobi (2021)
Journal Article
Head. (2021). Kant’s Religion as a Response to the Pantheism Controversy: Between Mendelssohn and Jacobi. International Philosophical Quarterly, 101-119. https://doi.org/10.5840/ipq202131165

This paper places Kant's Religion within the Bounds of Bare Reason within the historical context of the pantheism controversy between Mendelssohn and Jacobi. I argue that reading Religion with this context in mind shines new light upon passages conne... Read More about Kant’s Religion as a Response to the Pantheism Controversy: Between Mendelssohn and Jacobi.

Rational and Natural Theology in Anne Conway’s Principia (2021)
Journal Article
Head. (2021). Rational and Natural Theology in Anne Conway’s Principia. Scottish Journal of Theology, 41-51. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0036930621000041

This paper gives an account of the religious epistemology and theological working methods used in Anne Conway’s Principia Philosophiae antiquissimae et recentissimae (1690). It is argued that the epistemic foundations of Conway’s philosophical theolo... Read More about Rational and Natural Theology in Anne Conway’s Principia.

The Philosophy of Anne Conway (2020)
Book
Head, J. (2020). The Philosophy of Anne Conway. Bloomsbury Publishing

The early modern philosopher Anne Conway offers a remarkable synthesis of ideas from differing philosophical traditions that deserve our attention today. Exploring all of the major aspects of Conway's thought, this book presents a valuable guide to h... Read More about The Philosophy of Anne Conway.

Schopenhauer on Christ, Suffering and the Negation of the Will (2020)
Journal Article
Head. (2020). Schopenhauer on Christ, Suffering and the Negation of the Will. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/09672559.2020.1732444

This paper seeks to illuminate Schopenhauer’s notion of the negation or denial of the will by investigating the figure of the saint within his philosophy. We argue that various discussions in Schopenhauer’s works of the possible role of Christ as exe... Read More about Schopenhauer on Christ, Suffering and the Negation of the Will.

Anne Conway and Henry More on Freedom (2019)
Journal Article
Head. (2019). Anne Conway and Henry More on Freedom. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/09672559.2019.1659843

This paper seeks to shed light on the often-overlooked account of divine and human freedom presented by Anne Conway in her Principles of the Most Ancient Modern Philosophy (1690), partly through a comparison with the theory of freedom offered by her... Read More about Anne Conway and Henry More on Freedom.

Scripture and Moral Examples in Pietism and Kant's Religion (2018)
Journal Article
Head. (2018). Scripture and Moral Examples in Pietism and Kant's Religion. Irish Theological Quarterly, 217-234. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021140018768338

This paper argues for considerable Pietist influence upon Kant’s Religion within the Bounds of Mere Reason, through a focus upon the topics of Scripture and the use of moral examples within the context of a religious community. The recommended approa... Read More about Scripture and Moral Examples in Pietism and Kant's Religion.

Anne Conway on Time, the Trinity and Eschatology (2017)
Journal Article
Head. (2017). Anne Conway on Time, the Trinity and Eschatology. Philosophy and Theology, 277-295. https://doi.org/10.5840/philtheol201781480

This paper considers the conception of the Triune God, soteriology and eschatology in Anne Conway’s metaphysics. After outlining some of the key features of her thought, including her account of a timeless God who is nevertheless intimately present i... Read More about Anne Conway on Time, the Trinity and Eschatology.

Anne Conway and George Keith on the ‘Christ Within’ (2017)
Journal Article
Head. (2017). Anne Conway and George Keith on the ‘Christ Within’. Quaker Studies, 277-295. https://doi.org/10.5840/philtheol201781480

This paper explores the influence of early Quaker theology on the philosophy of Anne Conway, as presented in her The Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy (1690). We begin by exploring Conway’s rejection of the remnants of Cartesianism... Read More about Anne Conway and George Keith on the ‘Christ Within’.

The religious framework of Kant’s philosophy: practical knowledge, evil and religious faith
Thesis
Head, J. (2016). The religious framework of Kant’s philosophy: practical knowledge, evil and religious faith

This thesis explores the religious underpinnings of Kant’s thought through a consideration of the related topics of the problem of evil, the nature of religious faith, the possibility of practical knowledge, and the nature of philosophy, as well as h... Read More about The religious framework of Kant’s philosophy: practical knowledge, evil and religious faith.