Monday, March 14, 2011

Thomistic Seminar 2011

Thomistic Seminar 2011:
Themes in the Philosophy of Peter Geach and Thomas Aquinas

The 2011 Thomistic Seminar is the Witherspoon Institute's sixth annual, week-long, intensive program for graduate students in philosophy. The seminar is devoted to exploring the intersection between analytic philosophy and the Aristotelian-Thomistic tradition.

Peter Geach (b. 1916) has made seminal contributions to analytic philosophy across a wide range of subjects over the course of a remarkably long career. His writing is notable for its philosophical insight and rigor, historical erudition, and graceful style. The 6th annual Thomistic Seminar is devoted to examining Geach's work and in particular its relation to the thought of Aquinas and the Thomistic- Aristotelian tradition more broadly. Subjects will include time, causality, substance, God, morality, action, mind and cognition.


John Haldane, University of St. Andrews
E. J. Lowe, Durham University
Anthony O'Hear, University of Buckingham
Candace Vogler, University of Chicago

Past student participants in the seminar have hailed from top-tier graduate philosophy programs in North America and Europe. Past faculty participants have included Nicholas Rescher (Pittsburgh), Michael Gorman (Catholic University), John Haldane (St. Andrews), Candace Vogler (Chicago), John O'Callaghan (Notre Dame), Robert Koons (UT, Austin), Gavin Lawrence (UCLA), Mark Murphy (Georgetown), David Solomon (Notre Dame), Alexander Pruss (Baylor), David Oderberg (Reading), Gyula Klima (Fordham), Anselm Mueller (Trier), Jeff McDonough (Harvard) and Thomas Pink (King's College, London).

Application Deadline: March 18, 2011.

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