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Spirit in a Physical World


Mind, Brain, and the Human Soul Series Lecture 3: Spirit in a Physical World
The John C. and Jeanette D. Walton Workshop in Science, Philosophy, and Religion

Friday, November 22, 2013 | 6:30 p.m.
12th-floor Lounge | E. Gerald Corrigan Conference Center
Lincoln Center Campus | 113 W. 60th St. | New York City

William Jaworski, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy
Fordham University

Lecture 3: Spirit in a Physical World
Can we be both physical beings—complex biochemical systems—and also spiritual beings? Many have thought not. Some have concluded that we must be nonphysical beings; others, that we must not be spiritual; that fundamentally there is no such thing as spirituality. This lecture considers a view that tries to reconcile physicality with spirituality. It argues that we are complex biochemical systems, but that this does not in any way prevent us from having deeply spiritual natures.

Lecture and discussion are free and open to the public.
Reception to follow. Please preregister below.

The Walton lectures and workshops aim to provide interested professionals in the New York area the opportunity to interact with scholars of the highest caliber concerning topics at the intersection of science, philosophy, and theology. Upcoming events consider current research on topics such as consciousness, free will, and their relation to states of the brain; rule-based ethics versus virtue-based ethics, and the role of science in contemporary society.

Additional lectures in this series:
Lecture 1: Our Place in the Universe
Tuesday, October 8
6:30 p.m.

Lecture 2: Consciousness and the Physical Sciences
Wednesday, October 30
6:30 p.m.
William Jaworski, Ph.D., is associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University. He is the author of Philosophy of Mind: A Comprehensive Introduction (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) and numerous papers dealing with topics in the philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and related areas.

For more information, contact Noah Minnick at 212-636-6553 or [email protected].


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