The University of Texas at Austin - Civitas Institute

Oxford Colloquium

Why Middle-Sized Matters to Science, Theology and Metaphysics

May 1
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May 3
8:00 AM Oxford University RSVP

Why Middle-Sized Matters to Science, Theology and Metaphysics

May 1 – 3, 2024

The Centre for Theology, Law, and Culture in Oxford will bring together theologians, scientists and philosophers in a Colloquium to reflect on:

  • the reality of Middle-Sized Things, such as plants, animals and people,
  • why the reality of Middle-Sized Things matters for science, theology and metaphysics,
  • what metaphysics best supports the reality, autonomy and significance of Middle-Sized Things.

Our list of suggested topics for papers includes:

  • science: open system approaches to physics, emergence, contextualism, teleology, …
  • theology: the incarnation, theology of the body, free will, ensoulment, normativity, …
  • metaphysics: hylomorphic metaphysics, participatory metaphysics, process metaphysics, …

Speakers and info here.

 

Funding:

This Colloquium is being supported by a grant from The Civitas Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, in addition to the financial support of The Centre for Theology, Law, and Culture at Oxford.

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