Effective Dialectical Analysis: Chapter 5, Method in Theology, The Journal of Macrodynamic Analysis, 16, 77–101, (2022)

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An article resulting from a group exercise in dialectic analysis on Chapter 5, Method in Theology, in which Bernard Lonergan outlines functional specialisation and its grounding. The exercise follows the three objectifications outlined by Bernard Lonergan – see Method in Theology, Chapter 10, Dialectic: The Structure, pp.234-235.

Experiencing McShane’s Haunting Questions, Divyadaan: Journal of Philosophy and Education, 33 (1), pp.105-110; also available in The Journal of Macrodynamic Analysis, 15, pp.105-110 (2022)

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A tribute to Philip McShane (1932-2020) who continues to asking haunting questions on the future of humankind and the way in which we can address our current challenges (futurology). See his website.

Opportunities for Collaboration to Improve Building Energy Codes in APEC Economies, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat, (with P Graham and J Witheridge) (2017)
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APEC economies continue to engage positively in the development and implementation of building energy codes as a key policy strategy for achieving energy savings and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

This discussion paper draws from recent published research on building codes activity globally and in APEC economies, and new interviews conducted with policy makers in eight participating APEC economies (Australia; China; Indonesia; Malaysia, The Philippines; Thailand; Singapore; and Viet Nam) in the Asia-Pacific to provide a summary of best practices in building energy codes, a landscape analysis of building energy codes in the Asia-Pacific and an analysis of common issues and opportunities for collaboration among APEC economies.

This offers some thoughts on Jeremy Wilkins draft chapter on “Foundational Methodology and Theology” as provided on Academia.edu at: https://www.academia.edu/s/c384639170/foundational-methodology-and-theology?source=link

Two particular areas are of interest to me: Functional Collaboration and the role of theology. On Functional Collaboration, I suggest that it is the key to how we (humanity) make progress in any area of human endeavour and that it proposes a new understanding and doing of science that aligns with making progress. On the role of theology, I suggest that theology needs to be located within some broader contexts: (i) the starting point for theology is “being-in-love in an unrestricted fashion”, (ii) theology is in the service of religion, and (iii) theology regards the human person and all our activities incorporate all the dimensions of the human person – physical, chemical, biological, psychological, social (technological, economic and political), cultural, personal and religious. A key challenge is to develop an integrated heuristic of the whole person.