Thomas Aquinas: Free Will & Virtue
January 18, 2013
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? These questions will be raised and discussed in the Third Annual Thomas Aquinas Philosophy Workshop sponsored by the Thomistic Institute at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception and The Catholic and Dominican Institute of Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY. The workshop will be held June 13-16, 2013 at Mount Saint Mary College. The first day of the conference is devoted especially to graduate students, either in philosophy or adjacent disciplines. The second and third days of the event will combine presentations by philosophers with times of discussion and debate. The schedule will permit opportunities for informal recreation. Mass and Eucharistic Adoration will be 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
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 Space for this workshop is limited. Click here to register online. The registration deadline is April 30, 2013. For more information, call 845-569-3467 or click here to download the brochure.
This event is sponsored by
The Catholic and Dominican Institute of Mount Saint Mary College