Professor Phillip Sloan delivers Gold Mass Lecture: "Technoscience and Human Transcendence: Interfacing Biotechnology and Catholic Faith", November 15, 2021

Author: Kelli Brown

Phillip Sloan


Technoscience and Human Transcendence: Interfacing Biotechnology and Catholic Faith

5:15 p.m. | Gold Mass for Scientists and Engineers (but all are welcome) | Basilica of the Sacred Heart |  Rev. Terrence Ehrman, C.S.C., Ph.D.
6:15 p.m. | Reception (light refreshments) | Jordan Hall of Science Galleria
7:15 p.m. | Edison Lecture | 105 Jordan Hall of Science |  Rev. Terrence Ehrman, C.S.C., Ph.D. | Phillip Sloan, Professor Emeritus in the Program of Liberal Studies and Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science

Stemming from the heritage of Francis Bacon from the 17th century, the modern blend of material culture, scientific rationality, economics, and technology – commonly designated as technoscience – has posed some of the deepest challenges to Catholic Christian anthropology today. Prof. Phillip Sloan will suggest avenues for reasserting human theological uniqueness in the context of technoscience that reduces life to states of matter that can be manipulated by biotechnology.