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Beyond Human: Transhumanism, Christianity, and the Challenge of the Future

Oct 12 at 7:00 pm
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Angelicum Thomistic Institute – Science & Religion Online Series Beyond Human: Transhumanism, Christianity, and the Challenge of the Future Ron Cole-Turner Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 12 October 2022 7:00 PM (Rome) / 6:00 PM (London) / 1:00 PM (New York) Language: English Human enhancement through technology is becoming commonplace, with many turning to biomedical advances not just to trea…

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The Religion of Technology: Transhumanism and the Myth of Progress

Dec 14 at 7:00 pm
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Angelicum Thomistic Institute – Science & Religion Online Series The Religion of Technology: Transhumanism and the Myth of Progress Michael Burdett University of Nottingham Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, University of Oxford 14 December 2022 7:00  PM (Rome) / 6:00 PM (London) / 1:00 PM (New York) Language: English In this presentation I chart a succinct intellectual history of th…

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Science in Transhumanism: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Jan 18 at 7:00 pm
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Angelicum Thomistic Institute – Science & Religion Online Series Science in Transhumanism: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Arvin M. Gouw School of Divinity, University of Cambridge 18 January 2022 7:00  PM (Rome) / 6:00 PM (London) / 1:00 PM (New York) Language: English   Registration will open in autumn 2022. Related Content

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The Christian and the Transhumanist Desire for Transcendence: A Critical Evaluation

Feb 8 at 8:00 am5:00 pm
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Angelicum Thomistic Institute – Science & Religion Online Series The Christian and the Transhumanist Desire for Transcendence: A Critical Evaluation Mariusz Tabaczek, OP Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas 8 February 2022 7:00  PM (Rome) / 6:00 PM (London) / 1:00 PM (New York) Language: English The utopian vision and messianic instinct of transhumanist and posthumanist movement reflect…

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Neuroimaging: What Can It Tell Us About Human Beings? (Video)

Neuroimaging: What Can It Tell Us About Human Beings? Sofia Reimão University of Lisbon Dr. Sofia Reimão obtained a master’s degree in Philosophy from the Catholic University of Lisbon with the thesis “The Question of Medicine and Death in the Thought of H.-G. Gadamer”, and a doctoral degree in medicine from the University of Lisbon … Read more

Search for Alien Life in the Solar System: the Science and Theological Implications (Video)

Search for Alien Life in the Solar System: the Science and Theological Implications Jonathan Lunine Cornell University Space technologies now make possible the search for life across out solar system, from Mars to the handful of giant planet moons that have liquid water beneath their icy surfaces. This talk describes how that search is being … Read more

Why Developmental Psychology Matters for Virtue (Video)

Why Developmental Psychology Matters for Virtue Daniel De Haan University of Oxford This presentation outlines an approach for thinking developmentally about virtues and human flourishing. The Thomist tradition details important insights concerning the ways the virtues transform and rightly order practical reason, will, desire, and other emotions. There is a need, however, to consider what … Read more

The Doctrine of Creation & Theories of Evolution (Video)

The Doctrine of Creation & Theories of Evolution Kenneth Kemp University of St. Thomas According to a popular view of evolution and creation, the two ideas are alternative, indeed contradictory, answers to the question of origins. In fact, there is no contradiction between the two, as careful attention to each idea shows. In this talk, … Read more

Big Questions, and a Few Answers, at the Intersection of AI and Religion (Video)

Big Questions, and a Few Answers, at the Intersection of AI and Religion Brian Green Santa Clara University What has Athens to do with Jerusalem, or Silicon Valley to Rome? It turns out they have a lot to do with each other. AI and religion intersect in many ways, but in this talk I will … Read more

An Exceptional Universe: Reflections from Physics (Video)

An Exceptional Universe: Reflections from Physics Fr. Javier Sánchez Cañizares University of Navarra This talk deals with the most relevant problems that emerge in our physical knowledge of reality, providing a renewed agenda of topics for philosophical and theological reflection on nature. While essays on biological evolution and the philosophical matters that arise from it … Read more

Evolution and Goal-Directedness: How Darwin Re-Invented Teleology (Video)

Evolution and Goal-Directedness: How Darwin Re-Invented Teleology Fr. Mariusz Tabaczek, OP Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas – Angelicum 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 likely still a predominant view among both … Read more

St. Albert the Great: Medieval Wisdom for Modern Science (Video)

St. Albert the Great: Medieval Wisdom for Modern Science Fr. Thomas Davenport, OP Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas – Angelicum St. Albert the Great (1200-1280) was a Dominican priest, theologian, administrator, and bishop who was named a Doctor of the Church in 1931 and the patron saint of scientists in 1941. What does a mendicant … Read more

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