Theology & Philosophy

Lucretius, Evolutionary Morality, and Spontaneous Order


This conference explored concepts of evolution and spontaneous order through the classical writings of Lucretius and the contemporary work of Matt Ridley, among others.


Conference Readings

Christian, David, Cynthia Stokes Brown, and Craig Benjamin. Big History: Between Nothing and Everything. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2014.

Lucretius. On the Nature of Things. Translated by Martin Furguson Smith. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co., 1969/2001.

Ridley, Matt. The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge. New York: Harper Perennial, 2016.