Evolution of Wisdom

Summary

June 25–27, 2015

How has the capacity for human wisdom evolved? This colloquium gathers invited scholars from theology and anthropology to explore questions arising from project research on the evolution of wisdom. Several papers from the colloquium have been published in a special issue of the journal Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences 3.2 (2016).

Participants

Neil Arner, University of Notre Dame
Christopher Ball, University of Notre Dame
Robert Barton, Durham University
Marcus Baynes-Rock, University of Notre Dame
Susan Blum, University of Notre Dame
Ben Campbell, Durham University
Celia Deane-Drummond, University of Notre Dame
Julia Feder, University of Notre Dame
Agustín Fuentes, University of Notre Dame
M. Catherine Hilkert, University of Notre Dame
Marc Kissel, University of Notre Dame
Jonathan Marks, University of North Carolina – Charlotte
James McKenna, University of Notre Dame
Gerald McKenny, University of Notre Dame
Philip Sloan, University of Notre Dame
Robert Song, Durham University
Thomas Tweed, University of Notre Dame
Adam Willows, University of Notre Dame

Schedule


Thursday, June 25

18:00 Opening Reception
19:00 Welcome and Introduction to Colloquium: Celia Deane-Drummond and Agustín Fuentes


Friday, June 26

08:30 Evolution of Wisdom Research Report 1: Marc Kissel
11:00 Evolution of Wisdom Research Report 2: Julia Feder
13:00 Lunch 
17:15 Public Lecture: Jonathan Marks, "Tales of the Ex-Apes"
          Response: Robert Song and Thomas Tweed
18:45 Reception


Saturday, June 27

09:00 Panel Discussion: Celia Deane-Drummond, Agustín Fuentes, and Neil Arner, "Three Perspectives on the Evolution of Morality"
11:00 Discussion
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Discussion
18:30 Dinner

This event is made possible by support from the John Templeton Foundation and the Henkels Lecture Fund, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame.