From Peter Pagan comes news of the posting of a call for papers for this year’s American Maritain Association conference in Nashville, Tennessee (November 2-5). The web page says:
The American Maritain Association invites proposals for papers to be delivered at its annual conference to be held in Nashville TN on Nov. 2-5 2006. Maritain considered Philosophy of Nature to play a vital role in the renewal of Thomism and modern culture. We wish to explore the problems surrounding the definition, methods, and applications of Philosophy of Nature, as set forth by Maritain in his books such as Science and Wisdom and Philosophy of Nature. Papers pertaining to these two works will be particularly welcomed. We also welcome papers exploring the work by others such as Yves R. Simon, Charles DeKonninck, William Wallace, and Stanley Jaki. Other possible paper topics include the relation of philosophy of nature to modern science, metaphysics, and theology; the relevance of philosophy of nature to contemporary issues such as evolution and intelligent design, ethics and natural law, sociobiology, and environmentalism.
The full text for the call for papers, and other particulars, is on the AMA’s web site.