The Inside Story: Consciousness, Nature, Transcendence

November 9, 2018
Department of Theology & Religious Studies, Villanova University

Connelly Cinema
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
United States

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  • Villanova University
  • Department of Theology & Religious Studies
  • Connelly Chair in Christian Theology
  • Augustinian Institute
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Halloran Philanthropies

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University of California, Berkeley
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Indiana University, Bloomington


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Descartes’ famous dictum—I think, therefore I am—gave rise to the modern distinction between mind and matter. But “the inside story” is more complex and thrilling—possibly uniting mind and matter, meaning and mysticism.

Join us for an in-depth exploration of consciousness, nature, and transcendence, as scientists, philosophers, and theologians ask “What’s on the inside?”


Philip Clayton - Does Mind Emerge from Matter?

Terrence Deacon - Is there a Deep Continuity between Mind and Life?

Timothy O'Connor - Panpsychism vs. Dualism: Does it Matter?

Ilia Delio - Can Matter Transcend Alone? Insights from the Mystics


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November 9, 2018, 1:00pm EST

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