As a continuation of efforts launched at the "CEPOS" conference at the University of St. Thomas in 2016, there will be three CEPOS satellite sessions at the 2017 meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, November 16-19, 2017, at the Westin Dallas Downtown, 1202 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75202.

CEPOS: Foundational issues in Philosophy of Biology
  1. Why Biology still needs Teleology: A Neo-Aristotelian Account of Life, Robert Koons (Philosophy, University of Texas-Austin)
  2. Evolution and Creation: Frequentism and Omnirationality to the Rescue, Alexander R. Pruss (Philosophy, Baylor University)
  3. Toward a Thomist Idea of Snake Evolution, Rev. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P.(Biology, Providence College)

CEPOS: God, Humans, and Creation
  1. Simply Mistaken: Dawkins On God, Simplicity, & Explanation Logan Paul Gage (Philosophy, Franciscan University of Steubenville) and Trent Dougherty (Philosophy, Baylor University)
  2. Original Sin, Human Evolution, and Gene-Culture Interactions, Phillip Goggans (Independent Scholar) and Patrick McDonald (Philosophy, Seattle Pacific University)
  3. Does Might Make Right in the Animal Kingdom or do Some Animal Act on Moral Grounds as Well? Marie George (Philosophy, St. John’s University)

CEPOS: What are the modern sciences (up to)?
  1. Epistemic Optimism and Scientific Instrumentalism, Michael Dickson (Philosophy, University of South Carolina)
  2. The dual role of evidence in scientific and religious practices, Ravit Dotan (Philosophy, Berkeley)
  3. Newton’s First Law of Motion, the Principle of Inertia, Considered as a Mathematical and a Physical Principle of Nature, Tom McLaughlin (St. John Vianney Seminary)

For more information: peter.distelzweig[the at]stthomas[the dot]edu