“The lecture series reflects the longstanding tradition of excellence at Catholic University’s School of Philosophy,” says Rev. Kurt Pritzl, O.P., dean of the school. “The focus of this year’s lectures is of particular interest because it shows philosophy directly related to daily life and experience.”
Open to the public, all lectures are at 2 p.m. in the Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. Kenneth Dorter of the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, will inaugurate the 2004 lecture series on Sept. 10, 2004, with an address titled “How Weak is the Will in Plato’s Republic?” The other lectures, dates and names of the speakers follow.
Sept. 17: Alfred Mele, Florida State
University, “Akratic Action and Libertarianism”
Sept. 24: Lloyd Gerson, University of Toronto, “Weakness of the Will and the Neoplatonic
Oct. 1: Bonnie Kent, University of California, Irvine, “Appetite, Anger, and Shame: Aquinas on Moral
Oct. 8: Tobias Hoffmann, The
Catholic University of America, “Henry
of Ghent and Duns Scotus on Weakness of Will”
Oct. 15: Anne Hartle, Emory
University, “Montaigne's Marvelous Weakness”
Oct: 22: John McCarthy, The Catholic University of America, “Descartes’ ‘Feeble Spirits’ ”
Oct. 29: Thomas Hill,
University of North Carolina, “Kant on
Weakness of Will”
Nov. 5: Tracy Strong, University of California, San Diego, “Nietzsche and the Impotence of the Will to Power”
Nov. 12: Giuseppe Mazzotta, Yale University, “Dante: Healing the Wounded Will”
Nov. 19: Richard Restak, George Washington University, “Weakness of the Will: A Neurologist's Perspective”
Dec. 3: Alasdair MacIntyre, University of Notre Dame, “Conflicts of Desire”
Catholic University’s School of Philosophy is one of only three philosophy faculties in the country organized as a separate school, along with those at Cornell and the University of Southern California.
CUA’s philosophy school is unique for courses and scholarship grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition with an abiding concern for the relation between faith and reason, the intelligibility of nature, and the possibility of an ethics and political philosophy based on rational insight into human nature.
The lecture series is made possible by a generous grant from the Franklin J. Matchette Foundation and support from the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation and the George Dougherty Foundation. For additional information, contact the Office of the Dean, School of Philosophy, at 202-319-5259 or email@example.com.
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