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Thomistic Philosophy and Natural Science Symposium: Novelty in Nature

  • Dominican House of Studies 487 Michigan Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20017 United States (map)

A symposium on modern science and Thomistic philosophy, this year’s theme, “Novelty in Nature: Scientific and Philosophical Understanding of Flux and Change in the Natural World,” will bring together expert scientists and philosophers to discuss the potential compatibility and mutual enrichment of the study of Aquinas' philosophy of nature and various forms of modern scientific knowledge in physics, biology, and chemistry, especially as they pertain to the phenomena of change and spontaneity in nature. This year’s symposium will also include lectures geared towards an introduction to Thomistic philosophy and the history of science.

2019 Featured Speakers:

Karin Oberg (Harvard University), Robert Koons, (University of Texas), Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, (Providence College), Marissa March (University of Pennsylvania), Fr. James Brent, OP, (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception), Thomas McLaughlin (St. John Vianny Theological Seminary), Matthew Gaetano (Hillsdale College), Dr. Brian Carl (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception).


Professional scientists, graduate students and advanced undergraduates in the sciences or philosophy who are interested in attending the symposium should keep an eye out for applications, which will open early spring, 2019.