John Haldane Lecture


Location: Student Center Lounge, St. Mary’s College

“Life, Mind, and Evolution: A Tale of Two Thomases”

John Haldane is Director of the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland; Chairman of the Royal Institute for Philosophy in London; Consultor to the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture in Rome). In this 2012 McMahon Aquinas Lecture, Prof. Haldane will explore two very different accounts of the nature of human beings and their place in the universe--those of contemporary philosopher Thomas Nagel and of the great medieval theologian Thomas Aquinas--considering how these relate to the question of evolution.

A reception will follow the lecture

Sponsored by the Edna and George McMahon Aquinas Chair in Philosophy. Address any questions to Prof. Michael Waddell, St. Mary’s College.