The Thomistic Seminar: Philosophical Anthropology
August 5-11, 2018
Princeton, New Jersey
Neo-Aristotelian analytic philosophical work in ethics and in the philosophy of mind treats developing a proper understanding of human nature as crucial to understanding the character and place of rationality in our lives, what it is for human beings to be in right relations with themselves and with one another, and those qualities of character crucial to human happiness. In this seminar, we will consider new work in analytic neo-Aristotelian philosophy alongside Aquinas’s understanding of the human being. For Aquinas, the human being is the intellectual animal—the highest sort of animal and the lowest of intellectual creatures. Human beings have distinctive strengths and challenges on this view, and turning to Aquinas sheds a new light on contemporary philosophical work.
Candace Vogler, University of Chicago
Michael J. Gorman, Catholic University of America
Therese Cory, University of Notre Dame
Winifred “Anselm” Muller, University of Chicago
This seminar is open to graduate students.
The following documents are required of applicants: cover letter explaining your interest in the seminar, resume or curriculum vitae, copies of your unofficial transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted online on or before February 18, 2018; applications received by email will not be considered.
Location and Admissions Information
Admitted students will be notified of their status in mid-March. A non-refundable $250 registration fee is required of all admitted students to offset the costs of tuition, room, and board to attend this program.
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