Catholic and Dominican Institute

Fourth Annual Philosophy Workshop

June 05, 2014June 08, 2014
Mount Saint Mary College Campus

The Fourth Annual Philosophy Workshop, Aquinas on God, was held at Mount Saint Mary College on June 5-8, 2014.

Aquinas on God

Is it possible to speak philosophically about God, and if so, how? How does Thomist philosophy address the metaphysics of creation and divine providence? How does metaphysical knowledge of God relate to philosophical ethics?

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:

  • Aquinas:
    Summa Theologiae I
    , qq. 2-6, 9, 11, 22, 44-45.
    Summa Theologiae I-II, qq. 1-5.
    Summa Contra Gentiles III, c. 64.
  • Ralph McInerny, Praeambula Fidei. Thomism and the God of the Philosophers (Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2006).
  • Rudi Te Velde, Aquinas on God. The ‘Divine Science’ of the Summa Theologiae (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006).

Featured Speakers

James Brent, OP, The Catholic University of America
William E. Carroll, Oxford University
Michael Dodds, OP, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, CA
Edward Feser, Pasadena College
Fred Freddoso, University of Notre Dame
Reinhard Huetter, Duke Divinity School
Candace Vogler, University of Chicago
Thomas Joseph White, OP, Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC

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