Hylomorphism, the Soul, and Modern Biology

Andrew Davison

University of Cambridge

This talk explores points of contact between Thomistic thought and modern science and evolutionary theory. It is part of the conference The Spiritual Soul and Contemporary Neuroscience: A Thomistic Perspective, which was held at the Angelicum on 1 December 2018.

Dr. Andrew Davison is an Anglican canon of St Albans Cathedral in the UK. He is is the Starbridge Lecturer in Theology and Natural Sciences at Cambridge. Before he moved into theology he was a scientist, and he holds undergraduate degrees and doctorates in both natural science (Merton College, Oxford) and theology (Corpus Christi College, Cambridge). Andrew taught Christian doctrine at Oxford and Cambridge before his current appointment.