4th Annual Thomistic Seminar
"Elizabeth Anscombe on Religion, Philosophy and Ethics"
Princeton, New Jersey Witherspoon Institute
August 16 - 22, 2009
The Thomistic Seminar is a week-long, intensive program for graduate students in philosophy, which meets in Princeton, New Jersey and is sponsored by the Witherspoon Institute. The Seminar is devoted to exploring the intersection between analytic philosophy and the Aristotelian-Thomistic tradition. Past Seminars have included faculty and student participants from top graduate programs in North America and Europe.
The topic for the 2009 Seminar is "Elizabeth Anscombe on Religion, Philosophy and Ethics." The Seminar will focus on Anscombe's posthumously published collection of essays edited by M. Geach and L. Gormally, Faith in a Hard Ground: Essays on Religion, Philosophy and Ethics (Imprint Academic, 2008), as well as supplementary texts by Aquinas and others.
Anscombe's work in ethics, action theory, philosophy of mind, and
metaphysics is well-known and influential. Her work in moral theology
and philosophy of religion is perhaps equally as important, but much
of it has remained unpublished or inaccessible until recently. The
publication of Faith in a Hard Ground and the growing contemporary
interest in Anscombe's distinctive philosophical contributions provide
a timely occasion to examine Anscombe's work in these areas.
Faculty for the 2009 Seminar include John Haldane (St Andrews), Robert
C. Koons (UT Austin), John O'Callaghan (Notre Dame) and Candace Vogler
The application deadline for graduate students is April 15, 2009. Please visit http://www.winst.org/seminars/philosophy.php for more information. Questions or comments may be sent to