God and the Human Person

March 25, 2022 - March 26, 2022
Boston College Graduate Philosophy Program

O'Connell House
140 Commonwealth Ave
Chestnut Hill 02467
United States


  • Boston College Philosophy Department
  • Boston College Graduate Student Association
  • The Lonergan Institute at Boston College


Boston College
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Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies On Marriage and Family At The Catholic University of America

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The question of humanism gives rise to two extremes: one which would locate the human person at the center of being, perhaps even as its ground, and another which describes the human person as merely peripheral to being, a “clever animal.” Each of these extremes seems inconsistent with the broadly personalist commitments shared by theological traditions of the Abrahamic faiths. A further complication arises in the philosophy of Heidegger, which would challenge the very cogency of any metaphysical anthropology, whether it were to locate the human person as central or peripheral. This conference features three keynote speakers and 18 graduate papers that will draw on the resources of faith and reason to investigate and engage these challenges.

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