Meghan D. Page
Meghan D. Page is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Maryland. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. Her research focuses on philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, and the intersection of the two. In philosophy of religion, she has worked on questions surrounding the nature of religious faith. In philosophy of science, her research has focused on the role of variational principals in thermodynamics, and the unique puzzles non-dynamic laws create for understanding the reference of theoretical terms like ‘entropy’. Recently she has developed an interest in the predictive role of historical science, particularly the link between paleclimatology and predictions of abrupt climate change.
At the center, Meghan is working on a project that explores novel philosophical metaphors of creation which contrast the world-actualization model, in which God creates by actualizing some possible world. She argues the world-actualization model lacks sufficient justification for historical, scientific, and theological reasons, and is inherently problematic from a feminist perspective; it idealizes traditionally gendered conceptions of rationality and is needlessly detached from our lived experience of creative processes. She further argues that if we appeal to embodied and contextualized creative practices to develop a model of creation, surprising answers to difficult questions may emerge.