Dr. Simone Kotva on Ecology, Philosophy, and Spiritual Practice

Sam Mickey

This week's episode of Spotlights features Simone Kotva, PhD, a research fellow in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo, and an affiliated lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Kotva is also part of a multidisciplinary research project on the Nordic Anthropocene, ECODISTURB, and she is the author of Effort and Grace: On the Spiritual Exercise of Philosophy (Bloomsbury, 2020). She discusses mysticism, magic, contemplation, the more-than-human dimension of spiritual practice, and many other facets of her work at the intersection of philosophy, theology and ecological thought.

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