Natural Moral Law in Contemporary Society

September 9                          
Robert Sokolowski, The Catholic University of America
Discovery and Obligation in Natural Law

September 16                           
Jorge Garcia, Boston College
Virtues and the Moral Law

September 23                           
Jean De Groot, The Catholic University of America
Teleology and Evidence: Reasoning About Human Nature

September 30                           
David S. Oderberg, University of Reading
The Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Law

October 7                                  
Frank Slade, Saint Francis College
Versions of Political Philosophy

October 14                               
V. Bradley Lewis, The Catholic University of America
Natural Law and the Problem of Public Reason

October 21                                
Nelson Lund, George Mason University
The Natural Moral Law in the United States Supreme Court

November 4                              
Luke Gormally, Linacre Centre for Healthcare Ethics
The Good of Health and the Ends of Medicine

November 11                            
J. Budziszewski, University of Texas at Austin
Natural Law as Fact, as Theory, and as Sign of Contradiction

November 18                            
Mary Keys, University of Notre Dame
Politics Pointing beyond the polis and the politeia: Aquinas on Natural Law and the Common Good

December 2                               
John Rist, University of Toronto and the Istituto Patristico Augustinianum
Aesthetics and Ethics: Some Common Problems of Foundationalism

All lectures are held at 2:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of Aquinas Hall at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 20064.

This series is made possible by a generous grant from the Franklin J. Matchette Foundation and the support of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation and the George Dougherty Foundation.

For further information, contact the Office of the Dean, School of Philosophy, 202-319-5259,