Science, Philosophy, and Religious Commitment: Catholic Engagement in Philosophy of Science
Date & Time:
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM June 26 (12:00 PM) - June 28 (6:00 PM), 2016
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
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 interested to explore a broad range of issues, approaches, and figures and aims to cultivate productive cross-fertilization, collaboration, and exploration among philosophers, theologians, and scientists today.
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