“Science and Supernatural Flourishing” – Andrew Pinsent

This concluding lecture of the 2016-2017 series on supernaturalism considers the surprising but selective revival of aspects of Aristotelian philosophy for understanding the natural world, including complex systems in abstract mechanics. Naturalism, it seems, is back but not for ourselves. On the contrary, popular culture is replete with ‘superheroes’ and well-funded transhumanist research projects witness to the human yearning to transcend nature, seeking supernatural flourishing.

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