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The Spiritual Soul and Contemporary Neuroscience: A Thomistic Perspective

Dec 1 at 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Spiritual Soul and Contemporary Neuroscience: A Thomistic Perspective

1 December 2018
Angelicum, Aula Minor

Language: English

The Catholic Church teaches that each human being possesses a spiritual soul, made in the image of God, and that is the form of the body. Today advances in modern neuroscience unveil profound connections that exist between the structure and functioning of the brain and our cognitive and sensate activity. In this context how can the thought of Thomas Aquinas and his hylomorphic account of the spiritual soul help us to understand advances in neuroscience and their profound compatibility with a traditional Catholic understanding of the human person? 

Talks

The Immateriality of the Intellect: Immaterial Cognition and Aquinas’ Argument for the Immateriality of the Soul
Edward Feser (Pasadena City College) 

Understanding the Human Person: Contemporary Neuroscience and the Rational Soul
Daniel De Haan (University of Oxford)

Hylomorphism, the Soul, and Modern Biology
Andrew Davison (University of Cambridge)

More than a Feeling: the Role of the Body in Ultimate Happiness
Ezra Sullivan, OP (Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas – Angelicum)

 

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Mar 4
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