Consonances I: Mathematics, Language, and the Moral Sense of Nature

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 - 17:00 to Friday, September 1, 2023 - 18:00
Department of Mathematics MU

Drawing upon the Maynooth alumnus and Irish philosopher of science Ernan McMullin’s idea of consonance (1981*), this multi-disciplinary conference explores the interplay between mathematized logic, language, morality, and understandings of nature in premodern and modern eras from Western and Global perspectives. Acknowledging, though independent from, McMullin’s theological imperative, Consonances has presentations from historians of mathematics, science, philosophy, and theology which ‘retain the autonomy of each discipline [...] in ways which do not fall into conflict’ (**Hess & Allen, 2008, pp. 134-137). *McMullin, Ernan, ‘How Should Cosmology Relate to Theology?’, in Arthur Peacocke, ed., The Sciences and Theology in the Twentieth Century (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1981), pp. 17-57. ​**Hess, Peter M.J., and Paul L. Allen, Catholicism and Science, Wesport, CT: Greenwood Press 2008. For further information please click here