Seventh Annual

Philosophy Workshop

June 29, 2017 - July 02, 2017
MSMC Campus

The Catholic and Dominican Institute's Seventh Annual Philosophy Workshop, "Aquinas on Metaphysics," will be held at Mount Saint Mary College on June 29-July 2, 2017.

Required reading for students:

  • Aquinas, De Ente et Essentia
  • Aquinas, Commentary on the Metaphysics, Book IV
  • Lawrence Dewan, Form and Being (The Catholic University of America Press, 2014)

Featured presenters include:

  • James Brent, OP, Dominican House of Studies
  • Michael Gorman, PhD, The Catholic University of America
  • Jeffrey Brower, PhD, Purdue University
  • Candace Vogler, PhD, University of Chicago
  • Edward Feser, PhD, Pasadena City College
  • John O’Callaghan, PhD, University of Notre Dame
  • Fred Freddoso, PhD, University of Notre Dame
  • Steve Long, PhD, Ave Maria University

Schedule of events

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28
Arrival

THURSDAY, JUNE 29

  • The Principle of Non-Contradiction, presented by James Brent, OP
  • Categories and Transcendentals, presented by James Brent, OP
  • What is a Substance?, presented by Michael Gorman, PhD

FRIDAY, JUNE 30

  • Form-Matter Composition, presented by Jeffrey E. Bower, PhD
  • Teleology and Actuation, presented by Candace Vogler, PhD
  • The Distinction of Essence and Existence, presented by Edward Feser, PhD

SATURDAY, JULY 1

  • Mental Being, Possible Worlds, and Real Existence, presented by John O’Callaghan, PhD (Aquinas, Frege and Geach)
  • Kant and Aquinas on Ontotheology, presented by Fred Freddoso, PhD
  • The Primary Being, presented by Steve Long, PhD

SUNDAY, JULY 2
Closing Mass

For more information, please email cdi@msmc.edu

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