Jennifer Hart Weed on the Philosophy of Science and the Human Person

Dr. Jennifer Hart Weed is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Brunswick. She specializes in Medieval Philosophy and also teaches courses on metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of science.

She currently serves as the president for the Canadian Society of Christian Philosophers, with whom she will be running the 2021 CSCP annual conference. She has previously served on the executive council for the American Catholic Philosophical Association. Jennifer was the Aquinas lecturer at Emory University in 2008 and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds, La Fondation Hardt in Geneva, Switzerland, and KU Leuven.

In this episode we discuss the importance of empathy, what constitutes a scientific theory, what makes humans unique, and the place of philosophy in Canadian universities.

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