|Dear WesleyNexus Colleague:
Now Posting 2012 Events
New Year’s Eve is only a few weeks away and WesleyNexus has begun posting events that will take
place next year. Please check out the events tab here to review upcoming programs. If you know a
scheduled activity that fits our mission, please let us know by sending an email to WesleyNexus@aol.
A Philosopher Looks at the Body/Mind Controversy
The November/December issue of Philosophy Now includes an interesting article by Laura Weed, a
philosophy professor at College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. In the article, Weed presents the
basic philosophical issues surrounding the problem of consciousness. Her article can be found here.
Bibliography of Religious Naturalism
Wesley Wildman, professor at Boston University and founder of the Institute for the Bio-Cultural
Study of Religion, has posted an extensive bibliography related to religious naturalism. It includes
books by John Haught, Arthur Peacocke, Brian Swimme, and Paul Tillich. It can be found here.
Biologos Blog: Monopolizing Knowledge
In a two-part blog, Ian H. Hutchinson, professor of nuclear science and engineering at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who recently participated in a recent presentation/discussion in
for the Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion (DoSER) at the American Association for the
Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington DC, discusses two themes from his soon-to-be-
published book Monopolizing Knowledge. The two entries are: “Science and Scientism” and
The Biologos Blog has a number of interesting entries and can be found here.
Wisdom at the University of Chicago
The Arete Initiative at The University of Chicago has launched a research program on the nature and
benefits of wisdom. The web site can be found here.
The site contains an eight-part discussion called the Rosewood Report, At end the of July 2010, a
small group of philosophers and psychologists met at the Rosewood Inn in Hastings, Minnesota to talk
about wisdom. The eight-part report can be found on the links below.
Have a wonderful holiday season and let us know if you find anything to share.
Rick Barr, Secretary, WesleyNexus
|December 21, 2011