January 20, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Fr. James Brent, OP, of the Catholic University of America,
discusses “Foundations of Philosophical Knowledge of God in
Aquinas” at a previous workshop.
Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y. will host the seventh
annual Thomas Aquinas Philosophy Workshop, “Aquinas on
Metaphysics,” from June 29 to July 2, 2017.
Space is limited. The registration deadline is May 15, 2017.
Sponsored by the Mount’s Catholic and Dominican Institute, The
Thomistic Institute of the Dominican House of Studies in
Washington, D.C., and The Notre Dame Center for Ethics &
Culture in Indiana, the workshop will explore Aquinas’s thoughts on
the metaphysical. In the writings of Aquinas, metaphysics holds an
honored place among the speculative philosophical disciplines. This
workshop takes up the core principles of Aquinas’s metaphysics to
consider their perennial importance and contemporary philosophical
The first day of the conference will be devoted to graduate
students, in philosophy or adjacent disciplines. The second and
third days will combine presentations by philosophers with periods
for discussion and debate.
Required texts for this conference are:
- Aquinas, “De Ente et Essentia”
- Aquinas, “Commentary on the Metaphysics, Book IV”
- Lawrence Dewan, “Form and Being” (The Catholic University of
America Press, 2014)
Speakers include Fr. James Brent, OP of the Catholic University
of America; Jeffrey E. Brower of Purdue University; Edward Feser of
Pasadena College; Fred Freddoso of the University of Notre Dame;
Michael Gorman of The Catholic University of America; Steve Long of
Ava Maria University in Florida; John O’Callaghan of the University
of Notre Dame; and Candace Vogler of the University of Chicago.
The Catholic and Dominican Institute promotes the Mount’s
heritage of St. Dominic, advances the Dominican charism of study
and service, provides a forum for discussion of contemporary
ethical issues, and enhances Catholic and Jewish dialogue. The
Institute welcomes persons of varied faiths and acknowledges
different religious traditions as essential to the college’s
intellectual and spiritual life.
The Institute is directed by Charles Zola, associate professor
of philosophy and division chair.
In addition to the annual philosophy workshop, the Catholic and
Dominican Institute arranges lectures during the academic year.
To register, visit www.msmc.edu/CDI
For more information, call 845-569-3467.