Call for Abstracts:
Catholic Engagement in Philosophy of Science at ACPA 2017
CEPOS Satellite Session(s) at the 2017 meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association
November 16-19, 2017
The Westin Dallas Downtown
1202 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Send 200 word abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15, 2017.
In the wake of a June 2016 conference on Catholic Engagement in Philosophy of Science (CEPOS), we invite abstracts for papers to be presented at a CEPOS satellite session at the 2017 ACPA meeting in Dallas.
We welcome abstracts on any CEPOS-related topic. We are especially interested in work on the following topics:
- Modality in the sciences and Christian thought: Creation, Concurrence, Providence; Chance, Contingency, Probability.
- Modern science and ancient categories: Are contemporary natural sciences “intermediate sciences”? More? Less? Other?
- Probability does not contradict Probability? Epistemology of scientific change, unity of truth, and science-theology dialogue
- HoCEPOS: Perspectives on the history of Catholic engagement in philosophy of science from John Henry Newman to Ernan McMullin.
In general, we aim in the satellite session(s) to continue efforts to cultivate sober perspective on the history and current state of engagement with philosophy of science among Catholic intellectuals with an eye to "What now?" sorts of questions. CEPOS aims to articulate, explore, and evaluate a variety of approaches to philosophy of science present in Catholic thought over the last 150 years (roughly from John Henry Newman to the present). These approaches include explicit philosophies of science, as well as ones implicit in and shaping theological work, hierarchical church documents and actions, and evaluations of the relevance of the special sciences to metaphysics, philosophy of nature, and theology.
CEPOS is interested to explore a broad range of issues, approaches, and figures and aims to encourage productive cross-fertilization, collaboration, and exploration among philosophers, theologians, and scientists.