GENDER AND THE CHRISTIAN INTELLECTUAL TRADITION: METAPHYSICS, BIOLOGY, AND PSYCHOLOGY
Fall Term, Second and Fourth Saturdays, 3:45-4:45 PM
Begins September 16
St. Paul's/Harvard Catholic Center, Harvard Square
Sarah Byers, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy,
For current undergraduate or graduate students at Harvard or other area institutions. A study group on topics pertaining to human nature and human experience as sexually embodied. Issues examined will include: the biology of sexual dimorphism; the metaphysics of soul, body, essence, and accidents; data from biochemistry, psychology, and sociology; and the virtues of charity, honesty, and justice in interpersonal relations. Readings in-meeting (no preparation required). Participants are invited, but not required, to stay for the 5:00 pm Vigil Mass at St. Paul’s and an optional dinner out in Harvard Square.
This course is made possible through the support of grant #62372 from the John Templeton Foundation, “In Lumine: Promoting the Catholic Intellectual Tradition on Campuses Nationwide.”