William Mathews

William Mathews is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy in Dublin and resides at the nearby Jesuit community. He has an educational background in science, theology and philosophy and has held research fellowships in the University of Manchester, Boston College, and the Taylor Chair in Loyola Marymount University, LA. His teaching focus has been on philosophical anthropology with an emphasis on human origins and narratives, and the philosophy of mind. His major publication to date has been an intellectual biography of Bernard Lonergan, published by the University of Toronto Press in 2005. He has recently presented a paper on the problematic relation between reductionism and the idea of a University. Provoked by the reductionism of scientific materialism, he is currently authoring a book entitled Emerging Realities. Through engaging with narratives of scientific discoveries, the first part will explore their emergent nature. The second part will explore in these and parallel cosmic emergences in the universe the ground of the relations between the major scientific disciplines.

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