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Evolution and Goal-Directedness: How Darwin Re-Invented Teleology

Evolution and Goal-Directedness: How Darwin Re-Invented Teleology Father Mariusz Tabaczek, O.P. will deliver an open lecture on evolution and teleology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The conviction that Charles Darwin got rid of teleology and replaced it with a new way of thinking about adaptation, concentrating predominantly on the notion of chance, is most … Read more

The Phenomenon of Life and Its Origin ~ Philosophical and Theological Reflections

The Phenomenon of Life and Its Origin ~ Philosophical and Theological Reflections Fr. Mariusz Tabaczek, O.P. will be one of the four professors presenting at the 2022 Fall edition of the “Thomistic Circles” at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., which bring together prominent professors (principally in theology and philosophy), graduate students, seminarians, … Read more

Fr. Thomas Davenport, O.P. is now on the Board of Directors of the Society of Catholic Scientists

Fr. Thomas Davenport, O.P. is now on the Board of Directors of the Society of Catholic Scientists Fr. Thomas Davenport, O.P. has joined the Board of Directors of the Society of Catholic Scientists. The society was founded in the United States in 2016 as an answer to the call of Pope St. John Paul II … Read more

Classical and Contemporary Versions of Hylomorphism

Classical and Contemporary Versions of Hylomorphism Fr. Mariusz Tabaczek, O.P. will present a paper titled “Classical and Contemporary Versions of Hylomorphism” and chair the session on philosophy and science on the Eleventh International Thomistic Congress. The congress is co-sponsored by the Angelicum Thomistic Institute and the Pontifical Academy of St Thomas Aquinas. It will take … Read more

Science-Engaged Approach to Origins and Theodicy: Old Questions, New Horizons

Science-Engaged Approach to Origins and Theodicy: Old Questions, New Horizons An academic journal Religions opened a call for papers for a special issue dedicated to the science-engaged approach to origins and theodicy. Fr. Mariusz Tabaczek, O.P. is one of the guest editors of the issue. The volume will contain some of the articles based on the … Read more

Fourth Annual Thomistic Philosophy and Natural Science Symposium

Fourth Annual Thomistic Philosophy and Natural Science Symposium In collaboration with the Thomistic Institute of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, Fr. Thomas Davenport, O.P. has organized the 2022 edition of this annual symposium, whose theme is “Complexity, Simplicity, and Emergence”. The symposium takes place in Washington, DC, from 13 to 18 July. … Read more

Transhumanist External Transcendence: Metaphysical Presuppositions and Those Who Make Them

Transhumanist External Transcendence: Metaphysical Presuppositions and Those Who Make Them Fr. Mariusz Tabaczek, OP, is presenting a short paper and participating in a round table discussion on transhumanism on the fifth annual conference of the European Academy of Religion. The title of his paper is “Transhumanist External Transcendence: Metaphysical Presuppositions and Those Who Make Them”. … Read more

Science and Faith on Aquinas 101

Science and Faith on Aquinas 101 In collaboration with the Thomistic Institute of the Dominican House of Studies (Washington, DC), Fr. Thomas Davenport, O.P. helped organize a series of short videos on topics related to Faith and Science for the Aquinas 101 project. He appears in several of the videos himself, speaking on topics such … Read more

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