Colloquium: Mind, Soul, World - Consciousness in Nature

Location: 104 McKenna Hall

On Monday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 15, the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) invites you to take part in “Mind, Soul, World: Consciousness in Nature,” a Templeton Colloquium led by Dr. David Bentley Hart, 2015-2016 Templeton Fellow at the NDIAS.

In this Templeton Colloquium, Professor David Hart will explore the mystery of consciousness (the entirety of mental life), posing critical questions such as the place of nature within mind, and probing more traditional assumptions about the physicalist emergentist accounts of the origins of consciousness. In dialogue with other scholars he will take up the idea that careful reflection on the nature of consciousness yields an understanding of consciousness to which certain classical understandings of the soul (Western and Eastern) may prove far better suited than more materialist reductionist approaches.

No registration is necessary, and the colloquium is free and open to the public.

For schedule information visit NDIAS.