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Catholic Truth in a Contemporary World.

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    • 4.8 • 27 Ratings

Catholic Truth in a Contemporary World.

    Religious Liberty And The Human Good | Robert P. George

    Religious Liberty And The Human Good | Robert P. George

    This lecture was given on September 28th, 2023, at Georgetown University.

    For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events

    About the speaker:

    Robert P. George is the sixth McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, a program founded under his leadership in 2000. George has frequently been a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School.

    Born on July 10, 1955, Robert George has served as Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom as well as a presidential appointee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the President’s Council on Bioethics. In addition, Professor George has served as the U.S. member of UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology. He was also a Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award.

    A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Swarthmore, he holds J.D. and M.T.S. degrees from Harvard University as well as D.Phil., B.C.L., D.C.L., D.Litt. degrees from Oxford University. He holds twenty-two honorary doctorates.

    George is a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Citizens Medal, the Honorific Medal for the Defense of Human Rights of the Republic of Poland, the Irving Kristol Award of the American Enterprise Institute, the Canterbury Medal of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, and one of Princeton University’s highest honors – the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.

    George is the author of hundreds of books, essays, and articles. He is a finger-style guitarist and bluegrass banjo player.

    • 58 min
    Is There Always a Right Choice? Conscience, Prudence, and Natural Law |Prof. Joshua Hochschild

    Is There Always a Right Choice? Conscience, Prudence, and Natural Law |Prof. Joshua Hochschild

    This lecture was given on June 21st, 2023, at Stonyhust College.

    For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events

    Prof. Joshua Hochschild (Mount St. Mary’s University) is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He also served six years as the inaugural Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. His primary research is in medieval logic, metaphysics, and ethics, with broad interest in liberal education and the continuing relevance of the Catholic intellectual tradition. He is the author of The Semantics of Analogy: Rereading Cajetan’s De Nominum Analogia (2010), translator of Claude Panaccio’s Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham (2017), and co-author of A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction (2017). His writing has appeared in First Things, Commonweal, Modern Age and the Wall Street Journal. For 2020-21 he served as President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Who Gets to Judge?: Answering Objections to Truth in Morality | Professor Joshua Hochschild

    Who Gets to Judge?: Answering Objections to Truth in Morality | Professor Joshua Hochschild

    Prof. Joshua Hochschild (Mount St. Mary’s University) is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He also served six years as the inaugural Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. His primary research is in medieval logic, metaphysics, and ethics, with broad interest in liberal education and the continuing relevance of the Catholic intellectual tradition. He is the author of The Semantics of Analogy: Rereading Cajetan’s De Nominum Analogia (2010), translator of Claude Panaccio’s Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham (2017), and co-author of A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction (2017). His writing has appeared in First Things, Commonweal, Modern Age and the Wall Street Journal. For 2020-21 he served as President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Gift Of Fear | Prof. Adam Eitel

    The Gift Of Fear | Prof. Adam Eitel

    Dr. Adam Eitel (Yale Divinity School) holds appointments in the Divinity School, the Program in Medieval Studies, and the Humanities Program. His research and teaching bring topics in the history of Christian theology to bear on questions of fundamental moral concern. A specialist in medieval scholasticism, his particular research interests span doctrinal and moral theology, especially in the works of Thomas Aquinas and his contemporaries. His first book, Thomas Aquinas and the Invention of the Preacher, examines the need for gifts of the Holy Spirit in light of the eliminable conditions of human folly; as this volume approaches the final stages of revision, he is also preparing a translation and critical introduction to Aquinas’s Contra impugnantes. His contributions to various journals include published and forthcoming essays in the Journal of Religious Ethics, Nova et Vetera, Studies in Christian Ethics, and The Thomist. Longer term aspirations include projects on the virtue of charity, the nature of sin, grace, eschatology, grief, and infant mortality.

    • 47 min
    Making Sense of Balderdash w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Sr. Anna Wray, O.P.

    Making Sense of Balderdash w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Sr. Anna Wray, O.P.

    Balderdash: what is it, exactly? Why do we tolerate balderdash? How can we reduce it? Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Sr. Anna Wray, O.P. about her latest Thomistic Institute lecture, "Balderdash: What It Is, Why We Tolerate It, and How We Can Reduce It."

    Making Sense of Balderdash w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Sr. Anna Wray, O.P. (Off-Campus Conversations)

    You can listen to the original lecture here: https://on.soundcloud.com/vjbae

    About the speaker:
    Sister Anna Wray is a native of Connecticut and a member of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia. Sister received her PhD in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, having written her dissertation on Aristotle’s account of the activity of contemplation. Sister is on faculty in CUA's School of Philosophy, but enjoys the occasional trip that allows her to speak to (and with) others who share her loves.

    • 55 min
    Humility & Pride | Prof. Adam Eitel

    Humility & Pride | Prof. Adam Eitel

    Dr. Adam Eitel (Yale Divinity School) holds appointments in the Divinity School, the Program in Medieval Studies, and the Humanities Program. His research and teaching bring topics in the history of Christian theology to bear on questions of fundamental moral concern. A specialist in medieval scholasticism, his particular research interests span doctrinal and moral theology, especially in the works of Thomas Aquinas and his contemporaries. His first book, Thomas Aquinas and the Invention of the Preacher, examines the need for gifts of the Holy Spirit in light of the eliminable conditions of human folly; as this volume approaches the final stages of revision, he is also preparing a translation and critical introduction to Aquinas’s Contra impugnantes. His contributions to various journals include published and forthcoming essays in the Journal of Religious Ethics, Nova et Vetera, Studies in Christian Ethics, and The Thomist. Longer term aspirations include projects on the virtue of charity, the nature of sin, grace, eschatology, grief, and infant mortality.

    • 44 min

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