Ontology of Matter: Trails of Creation
It seems imperative today, when physicists and the broader public discuss the “God particle”, to reconsider the theological and religious implications of the comprehension of matter. Thus, the first aim of this project is to delve into the ontological assumptions of the physicist’s conception of matter, and into some of the most relevant ideas conceived by philosophers on the subject of matter. Both enquiries would generate a framework to accost the current philosophical literature around the theological concept of Creation, from the point of view of matter. At the end of the project, I hope to suggest my own conception about the trails that matter could offer us concerning Creation.
Internationale Akademie für Philosophie, Liechtenstein
Prof Daniel von Wachter
Summer and Fall 2016