Philosophy Day Lecture Explores Mutually Respectful Dialogue

November 8, 2021

St. John Fisher College's celebration of the 19th Annual Philosophy Day will feature former St. John Fisher College professor, Fr. Donald J. Lococo, CSB, who will present the talk, “Mutually Respectful Dialogue: The Harmony of Science and Faith.”

The lecture will take place from 2:45 to 4:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, via Zoom.

Philosophy Day, sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Culture Organization (UNESCO), and held on the purported birthday of Socrates, is observed throughout the world as an occasion for people to reflect upon the importance of critical thinking, world peace, international cooperation, and the love of wisdom. Fisher is the only college in the United States to participate in Philosophy Day every year since UNESCO inaugurated it in 2003. It will be celebrated by colleges and universities in over 30 other countries as well.

Lococo’s presentation is based upon his new book, Life in One Breath: Meditations on Science and Christology (Wipf and Stock, 2021). Lococo is a member of the Congregation of St. Basil, and he holds a doctoral degree in zoology from the University of Toronto. Before retiring in 2018 and moving to Windsor, Ontario, he taught courses in biology and philosophy at Fisher.

Dr. Ann Marie Fallon, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, will serve as the lecture’s moderator.

Philosophy Day is supported by the St. John Fisher College Department of Philosophy and Classical Studies, Department of Religious Studies, Department of Biology, Office of Campus Ministry, Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, and William and Helen Cavanaugh Chair of Catholic Studies.