Catholic and Dominican Institute

Third Annual Thomas Aquinas Philosophy Workshop

June 13, 2013 - June 16, 2013

The Third Annual Thomas Aquinas Philosophy Workshop took place at Mount Saint Mary College on June 13-16, 2013.

Thomas Aquinas: Free Will & Virtue

What is the nature of human freedom according to St. Thomas Aquinas? Is his analysis defensible today? How does it allow us to understand the ethical character of human actions and the virtues and vices that constitute the moral life?

The first day of the conference was devoted especially to graduate students, either in philosophy or adjacent disciplines. The second and third days of the event combined presentations by philosophers with times of discussion and debate. Mass and Eucharistic Adoration, as well as opportunities for informal recreation, were offered each day.

Required texts for this event:
Relevant questions from the Summa Theologiae
Servais Pinckaers, The Sources of Christian Ethics
Ralph McInerny, Ethica Thomistica

Presenters
Fr. James Brent, OP, The Catholic University of America
Alfred Freddoso, PhD, University of Notre Dame
Jennifer Frey, PhD, The University of Chicago
Michael Gorman, PhD, The Catholic University of America
Russell Hittinger, PhD, University of Tulsa
John O’Callaghan, PhD, University of Notre Dame
Fr. Michael Sherwin, OP, University of Fribourg
Candace Vogler, PhD, The University of Chicago

For more information, call 845-569-3467 or click here to download the brochure.

This event was sponsored by The Catholic and Dominican Institute of Mount Saint Mary College and The Thomistic Institute of the Dominican House of Studies.

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