The Darwin Year has been full of celebrations and symposia which confirmed evolutionism to be a critical point for the western culture and a challenge for philosophy and theology. After some biographical notes on the evolution of Darwin’s thought regarding his faith in God, the first part of the study gives a variegated picture and a brief evaluation of the positions currently debated on evolutionism. The second part deals with some of the most important problems raised by evolutionism from a philosophical point of view: about God (how God stands in front of the world and of men; how He acts in the world) and about man (which place man occupies in the world, what is the ontological position that characterizes him compared with the other living beings).

(author: Paolo Losavio)

Summary ed.29 (I/2011)