[asa] seminar on mathematics and theology: Fri. Feb. 9, 3:30

From: Loren Haarsma <lhaarsma@calvin.edu>
Date: Tue Feb 06 2007 - 13:12:58 EST

For the Grand Rapids, Michigan, area:

The next Christian Perspectives in Science seminar at Calvin College is

       Friday, Feb. 9, 3:30 PM in Science Building room 110.

Speaker: Jim Turner, Mathematics & Statistics Dept.

Title: De ordine creationis: a theological approach to the nature of
mathematical reasoning

  In the history of ideas, our view of the world as structured
mathematically can be traced back to the 17th century rationalists,
particularly to Descartes and his relocation of certainty as grounded in
the divine mind to certainty as grounded in the personal cogito. In this
talk, we will speculate on what the nature of mathematical reasoning would
be once the ground of certainty is returned to the divine mind. Here we
will follow the thought of the two contemporary 13th century giants of
theology: Thomas Aquinas and Bonaventure.

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