Food for Thought continues with the third module of Fall 2019! What does it mean to be an animal, and what does it mean to be a person? What is life? How ought we think about and relate to God’s Creation in light of these things?
Dr. Janice Chik, Barry Foundation Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of Collegium Institute’s Magi Project, will facilitate this module, drawing from diverse thinkers and texts to help students explore these ideas both philosophically and scientifically. Potential topics for discussion include animal and human consciousness, the possible role of a creative deity within the evolution of creaturely life, questions about “natures” or “essences” in Creation, animal ethics, and the roles of and relationship between science and philosophy in exploring these ideas.