Metaphysical Themes - In Honor of John F. Wippel

September 12                           
Gregory T. Doolan, The Catholic University of America
Aquinas on Substance as a Metaphysical Genus

September 26                            
Brian Shanley, O.P., Providence College
Thomas Aquinas on Demonstrating God’s Providence

October 3                                  
Jan Aertsen, University of Cologne
Why is Metaphysics called First Philosophy in the Middle Ages?

October 10                               
Marilyn McCord Adams, Oxford University
Why Bodies as Well as Minds in the Life to Come?

October 17                                
Stephen Brown, Boston College
The Role of Metaphysics in Theology according to Godfrey of Fontaines

October 24                                
Dominic O’Meara, University of Fribourg
The Transformation of Metaphysics in Late Antiquity

October 31                                
Andreas Speer, University of Cologne
The Fragile Convergence: Structures of Metaphysical Thinking

November 7                               
Carlos Bazan, University of Ottawa
On Angels and Human Beings

November 14                             
Eleonore Stump, Saint Louis University
God’s Simplicity, the Knowledge of Persons, and the Knowledge of God

November 21                             
James Ross, University of Pennsylvania
Merely Metaphysical Possibility?

December 5                               
Robert Sokolowski, The Catholic University of America
The Science of Being as Being

September 19, 2008
John F. Wippel
Theodore Basselin Professor of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America
“Thomas Aquinas on Philosophy and the Preambles of Faith”

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,