"Science, Philosophy and Theology in Latin America" is a three-year Templeton-funded project, led by a team at Oxford University, which will stimulate world-class research and dissemination of ideas in the region on questions at the intersection of science, philosophy and theology, building regional capabilities to address such questions in dialogue with leading researchers and institutions elsewhere in the world. The main themes of the project will be:
- The Origin and Concept of Life: What is natural, human, and divine life, how do we recognize life, and what do we know or could we know of the origins of life?
- The Brain, the Mind, and the Human Person: Are persons their brains and, if not, how can contemporary science, philosophy and theology promote a more adequate understanding?
- The Place of the Person in the Cosmos: Are ‘persons’ irreducible in the cosmos, and are persons irreducibly important?
Project activities will include three international workshops for early career academics, and funding opportunities for research projects, international visitors, and visiting scholarships. The project will also involve translations into Spanish and Portuguese of key works and the production of some audiovisual media for the broader public.
This project is being conducted by the Ian Ramsey Centre at Oxford University, in association with several academic institutions in Latin America, and has been made possible by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
The project is directed by:
Andrew Pinsent & Ignacio Silva