Thomistic Philosophy and Natural Science – symposium

On the SoundCloud of the Thomistic Institute you may find the recordings from the Thomistic Philosophy and Natural Science symposium, that took place on June 5th-8th at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington. The event was organized by the Thomistic Institute and the Society of Catholic Scientists.

Among the lecturers there were: Michael Dodds O.P. (Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology), Brian Carl (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception), Karin Öberg  (Harvard University), Stephen Barr (University of Delaware) and Nicanor Austriaco O.P. (Providence College). The talks concerned e.g. contemporary relations between religion and science and actuality of St. Thomas’ and Aristotle’s thought in this respect (a lecture by Stephan Barr), the possibility of reconciling the Thomism with the theory of evolution (lectures by Nicanor Austriaco O.P. and Brian Carl), the issue of discovering new exoplanets and the possibility of the existence of the extraterrestrial life and their influence on the Catholic faith (a lecture by Karin Öberg) and philosophical aspects of ancient, classic and modern physics (a lecture by Thomas Davenport O.P.).