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SCPT Conference: Creation, Creatureliness, and Creativity: The Human Place in the Natural World: Home

A guide to the people and topics of the April 20-22 Continental Philosophy and Theology Conference. Student resources for relevant ecological topics are included.

Conference Information

The individual presentations of this scholarly conference on ecology were open to interested LMU students and faculty. 

For further information, go to the the SCPT Web Site, or contact

Brian Treanor
Philosophy Department
Loyola Marymount University

The Society of Continental Philosophy and Theology Conference, 2012


Creation, Creatureliness, and Creativity:
The Human Place in the Natural World


 April 20-22, 2012

SCPT’s 2012 conference took today’s ecological crises as its point of departure. The speakers presented theological and philosophical contributions informed by continental traditions such as phenomenology, hermeneutics, eco-feminism, post-structuralism, post-colonial studies, deconstruction, and social and deep ecology that help us understand and implement a sustainable future together. Authors presented papers that address ecological issues head on, as well as those that tackle philosophical and theological themes that underlie these issues.

At the foot of the Appenines

The Society

The Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology seeks to promote inquiry at the intersection of philosophy and theology, through the study of phenomenology, deconstruction, feminism, Radical Orthodoxy, and related fields.

SCPT was founded in 1997 by Bruce Ellis Benson, John D. Caputo, Adriaan Peperzak, David Tracy, Norman Wirzba, and Edith Wyschogrod. It is a self-standing society that both holds its own biennial conferences and meets in conjunction with SPEP, ACPA, and the World Congress of Philosophy as a satellite member.