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What is Immateriality?

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From spooky bodies to self-knowing boxes, this talk considers what immateriality is, and examines why, for Aquinas, thought is immaterial.

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Cornell University

Physical Sciences Building | Room 120

6:30 PM

A lecture by Prof. Therese Cory (University of Notre Dame)

There will be a reception following the talk.

This event is free and open to the public.

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The debates about whether there are any immaterial entities are well-known. But not many people stop to ask the more fundamental question: What does it mean to be immaterial? What are we even asking about when we ask whether, e.g., our minds are immaterial or not? From spooky bodies to self-knowing boxes, this talk considers what immateriality is, drawing on the thought of Thomas Aquinas, and examines why Aquinas thinks that thought is an immaterial reality.

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Therese Scarpelli Cory is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, specializing in the thought of Thomas Aquinas and his Arabic sources. She loves discussing philosophy with her students, and is especially interested in problems relating to the human person, the mind / soul, and how to live well.

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