The Catholic University of America

Feb. 25, 2008

CUA Lecture Series to Explore Thoughts of Four Philosophers

Catholic University's School of Philosophy will present the Graduate Student Spring 2008 Lecture Series through April 4. Speakers in the lecture series will explore the work of philosophers Duns Scotus and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and the topics of Thomistic metaphysics and Socratic irony.

All of the talks are scheduled for 2:10 p.m. at the Aquinas Hall Auditorium. Details about the remaining lectures in the series follow.

Friday, Feb. 29, "Socratic Irony as Pretense"
Speaker: G.R.F. Ferrari, professor of classics, University of California, Berkeley

Friday, March 14, "Thomistic Metaphysics as an Example of the Greek Heritage of Christianity"
Speaker: Rev. Lawrence Dewan, O.P., professor of medieval philosophy and metaphysics, Dominican University College, Ottawa

Friday, April 4, "Freedom and Forms of Life in Hegel's Thought"
Speaker: Terry Pinkard, professor of philosophy, Georgetown University

The lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or visit

SPONSORS: Graduate Students of the School of Philosophy with the support of the Graduate Student Association

MEDIA: To cover the lecture series, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.