25 episodes

Talking Thomism brings you a mix of philosophical lectures and stimulating discussions and interviews from the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX.

The Center is the only graduate program in the United States uniquely dedicated to the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. Information about the Center can be at stthom.edu/CTS. For the news and updates about events, like us on Facebook: facebook.com/thomisticstudies.

Talking Thomism Center for Thomistic Studies

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Talking Thomism brings you a mix of philosophical lectures and stimulating discussions and interviews from the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX.

The Center is the only graduate program in the United States uniquely dedicated to the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. Information about the Center can be at stthom.edu/CTS. For the news and updates about events, like us on Facebook: facebook.com/thomisticstudies.

    Dr. Robert Pasnau: Choosing Between Faith And Heresy

    Dr. Robert Pasnau: Choosing Between Faith And Heresy

    Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder Dr. Robert Pasnau joins us for an episode on the assent of faith. Dr. Pasnau looks at the thought of medieval thinkers on the causes of and reasons for the assent of faith and the criteria used on heretics.

    About the Center for Thomistic Studies:

    The Center for Thomistic Studies, located at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX, is the only graduate program in the United States uniquely dedicated to the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas.

    Find out more about the Center at our website: stthom.edu/CTS.
    For news and updates about future events, like our Facebook page: facebook.com/thomisticstudies

    Announcer: Joseph Stack
    Intro music: Clare Jensen, "Cello Suite No. 1: Prelude" by J.S. Bach.

    • 48 min
    Dr. Christopher Wolfe: Unalienable Rights And Some Libertarians

    Dr. Christopher Wolfe: Unalienable Rights And Some Libertarians

    Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of St. Thomas Dr. Christopher Wolfe joins us this week for an episode on unalienable rights. Dr. Wolfe looks at the thought behind unalienable rights and how they are understood by certain libertarian thinkers.

    About the Center for Thomistic Studies:

    The Center for Thomistic Studies, located at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX, is the only graduate program in the United States uniquely dedicated to the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas.

    Find out more about the Center at our website: stthom.edu/CTS.
    For news and updates about future events, like our Facebook page: facebook.com/thomisticstudies

    Announcer: Joseph Stack
    Intro music: Clare Jensen, "Cello Suite No. 1: Prelude" by J.S. Bach.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Dr. Catherine Peters: Avicenna And Aquinas: The Twofold Division Of Common Principles

    Dr. Catherine Peters: Avicenna And Aquinas: The Twofold Division Of Common Principles

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University Dr. Catherine Peters joins us this week for an episode on Avicenna and Aquinas. Dr. Peters looks at the thought of Avicenna and its influence on and development within the teachings of St. Thomas.

    About the Center for Thomistic Studies:

    The Center for Thomistic Studies, located at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX, is the only graduate program in the United States uniquely dedicated to the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas.

    Find out more about the Center at our website: stthom.edu/CTS.
    For news and updates about future events, like our Facebook page: facebook.com/thomisticstudies

    Announcer: Joseph Stack
    Intro and outro music: Clare Jensen, "Cello Suite No. 1: Prelude" by J.S. Bach.

    • 38 min
    Dr. Christopher Wolfe: George Washington: A Key to the "Integralism" Debate

    Dr. Christopher Wolfe: George Washington: A Key to the "Integralism" Debate

    Professor of Political Science at the University of St. Thomas Dr. Christopher Wolfe joins us this week for an episode on politics. Dr. Wolfe, apropos of the debate, centering on the term "integralism", over the proper relation between church and state, suggests that looking to the thought of George Washington, our first president, may help us to resolve these debates.

    About the Center for Thomistic Studies:

    The Center for Thomistic Studies, located at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX, is the only graduate program in the United States uniquely dedicated to the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas.

    Find out more about the Center at our website: stthom.edu/CTS.

    For news and updates about future events, like our Facebook page: facebook.com/thomisticstudies

    Producer: Peter J. Gardner
    Announcer: Peter J. Gardner
    Intro and outro music: Clare Jensen, "Cello Suite No. 1: Prelude" by J.S. Bach.

    • 44 min
    Dr. George Sher: Vicious Thoughts

    Dr. George Sher: Vicious Thoughts

    Join us for a colloquium with Dr. George Sher! Dr. Sher is a professor of philosophy at the nearby Rice University, and he gives us in this episode an argument that only actions, not thoughts, can be vicious.

    This paper, "Vicious Thoughts", was given at the Center for Thomistic Studies on October 11th, 2019.

    About the Center for Thomistic Studies:

    The Center for Thomistic Studies, located at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX, is the only graduate program in the United States uniquely dedicated to the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas.

    Find out more about the Center at our website: stthom.edu/CTS.

    For news and updates about future events, like our Facebook page: facebook.com/thomisticstudies

    Producer: Peter J. Gardner
    Announcer: Peter J. Gardner
    Intro and outro music: Clare Jensen, "Cello Suite No. 1: Prelude" by J.S. Bach.

    • 43 min
    Dr. Nathan Smith: How Descartes' Method of Discovery Shapes His Concept of Corporeal Nature

    Dr. Nathan Smith: How Descartes' Method of Discovery Shapes His Concept of Corporeal Nature

    We are happy to welcome Dr. Nathan Smith, who teaches at Houston Community College, to our Colloquium Series this semester. This episode features his paper on Descartes, in which he investigates Descartes' mathematical method and the implications of that method for Descartes' idea of what corporeal beings are.

    This paper, "How Descartes' Method of Discovery Shapes His Concept of Corporeal Nature", was given at the Center for Thomistic Studies on December 6th, 2019.

    The Center for Thomistic Studies, located at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX, is the only graduate program in the United States uniquely dedicated to the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas.

    Find out more about the Center at our website: stthom.edu/CTS.

    For news and updates about future events, like our Facebook page: facebook.com/thomisticstudies

    Producer: Peter J. Gardner
    Announcer: Peter J. Gardner
    Intro and outro music: Clare Jensen, "Cello Suite No. 1: Prelude" by J.S. Bach.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

professoressafrey ,

Philosop-her

Great talks.

Theo-Philo SWO ,

Great resource for philosophy

Talking Thomism provides outstanding philosophy presentations addressing a wide range of philosophical issues, thinkers, and areas of study. This podcast is a wonderful resource for anyone who wants to enter the great discussion of philosophy spanning thousands of years. Highly recommended!

Celerant ,

Excellent Philosophy Talks!

Great to have another source for scholarly philosophy talks in addition to the Thomistic Institute podcast. Looking forward to more stuff.

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