Thursday, September 8, 2011

MacIntyre to give lecture at St. Mary's College

Saint Mary's College is pleased to announce the 2011 McMahon Aquinas Lecture:

"How Truth is Approached through Error: Rereading Aquinas's Project at Summa Theologiae Ia-IIae, qq. 1 and 2" by Professor Alasdair MacIntyre
7:00 p.m., Wednesday September 28, 2011
O'Laughlin Auditorium (on the campus of Saint Mary's College)
A reception will follow Professor MacIntyre's lecture

Alasdair MacIntyre is The Rev. John A. O'Brien Senior Research Professor (emeritus) at the University of Notre Dame and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Aristotelian Studies in Ethics and Politics at London Metropolitan University.

The Annual McMahon Aquinas Lecture
The Edna and George McMahon Aquinas Chair in Philosophy sponsors an annual lecture on a topic related to the thought of Thomas Aquinas.  Some of these topics deal directly with Thomas's own writings; others address questions or themes with which Thomas himself was occupied, but approach them from perspectives that are not necessarily Thomas's own (including contemporary perspectives and perspectives drawn from disciplines other than philosophy and theology); and still other topics draw inspiration from Thomas's quest to find truth concerning important matters wherever he could---especially using the resources of both faith and reason---while exploring issues Thomas himself never addressed (or perhaps even imagined).  Members of the public, as well as the Saint Mary's community, are cordially invited to attend these lectures.  And webcasts of past McMahon Aquinas Lectures are posted below in order make these lectures accessible to those who cannot attend in person.

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