Science, Philosophy, and Religious Commitment

Annual CEPOS conference

Date & Time:

Sunday, June 26, 2016
2:39 PM - 2:39 PM
June 26-28, 2016

The aim of this academic conference is to cultivate sober perspective and insight into the history and current state of engagement with philosophy of science among Catholic intellectuals with an eye to "What now?" sorts of questions. We hope to begin to articulate, explore, and evaluate a variety of approaches to philosophy of science present in Catholic thought over the last 150 years (roughly from John Henry Newman to the present). These approaches include explicit philosophies of science, as well as ones implicit in and shaping theological work, hierarchical church documents and actions, and evaluations of the relevance of the special sciences to metaphysics, philosophy of nature, and theology.

The conference is hosted and sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Philosophy and Cosponsored by the Terrence J. Murphy Institute, the Department of Theology, the Science and Theology Network, and IRAFS (Pontifical Lateran University).

Coorganized by Peter Distelzweig (University of St. Thomas) and Karen Zwier (Drake University). For more information and to register, see go to the Philosophy department's website here.

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.