Friday, August 13, 2010

Dominicans and the Challenge of Thomism

In July of this year, a group of distinguished  Dominican scholars met in Warsaw to reflect on the relevance of the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas to contemporary philosophical thought.  Audio recordings of the talks at the conference are now available at the web site for the conference.  We recommend these talks for anyone interested in what Aquinas has to offer to help us understand our contemporary situation.  The talks by Romanus Cessario and Michael Sherwin are of special interest I think.  Father Sherwin was a graduate student in theology at Notre Dame some years ago and also visited the Center as a Myser Fellow in 2006-07.  He was also the Clarke lecturer at the Center’s 25th anniversary medical ethics conference held in Rome last spring.  His lecture at the conference focuses on the significance of the revival of virtue ethics within Anglophone moral philosophy in recent years while Father Cessario’s talk reflects more generally on the form a genuinely Thomist moral theology might take in the context of contemporary thought.  We think everyone will find these talks of interest!

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