The Catholic and Dominican Institute’s Ninth Annual Philosophy Workshop, “Aquinas on Human Action and Virtue,” will be held at Mount Saint Mary College on June 19-23, 2019.
Aquinas offers a powerful synthetic account of human action and of the virtues that dispose human beings to act well. These topics have also attracted significant interest in contemporary philosophy. Theories of human action are also of first importance for ethics. What are the basic constituent dimensions of a human act? How do we distinguish acts of different moral kinds? (For example, what is the distinction between shooting someone as an act of self-defense and shooting someone as an act of murder?) What makes an act voluntary, and what factors undermine moral responsibility for an act? Are some acts wrong no matter what the circumstances? If yes, why, and which kinds of acts?
Fr. James Brent, OP, Dominican House of Studies
Fr. Stephen Brock, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross
Edward Feser, PhD, Pasadena City College
Fred Freddoso, PhD, University of Notre Dame
Steven Long, PhD, Ave Maria University
John O’Callaghan, PhD, University of Notre Dame
Fr. Michael Sherwin, OP, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Candace Vogler, PhD, University of Chicago
This event is sponsored by the Catholic and Dominican Institute at Mount Saint Mary College; the Thomistic Institute at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.; and the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture in Indiana.
Learn more about the workshop, including directions and lodging information here: Conference brochure
Click here to register online, beginning January 16th. Space for this workshop is limited and registration will close before May 7 if seats are full.
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