Fifth Annual Aquinas Leadership International World Congress

20 to 22 July 2018

Immaculate Conception Seminary

Huntington, Long Island, NY, USA

  • Fifth Annual Aquinas Leadership International World Congress Topic

The chief topic for the ALI 20 to 22 July 2018, 5th annual Aquinas Leadership International World Congress at the Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, Long Island, NY, USA, will be:

“Artificial Intelligence and the Futures of Philosophy, Global Leadership, and World Peace”

 This World Congress will celebrate the following 5 anniversaries:

10th Anniversary of its Founding of the International Étienne Gilson Society (IEGS) at a meeting sponsored by Civitas Christiana, Warsaw, Poland

40th Anniversary of the death of Étienne Gilson

50th Anniversary of publication of Jacques Maritain's Peasant of the Garonne

100th Anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankensteinor the Modern Prometheus

10th Anniversary of the death of Mieczysław Albert Maria Krąpiec, O.P.

This World Congress especially welcomes individual papers, or panels, that relate works of the above individuals to the Congress main topic.

If you would like to co-sponsor this meeting, prepare a paper, participate in, or organize, a panel related to this topic, contact the Congress Chair, Peter Redpath, at:

The Aquinas Leadership International group is pleased to announce that the American Maritain Association will join our already-existing co-sponsors to help host this meeting!

     ● The Aquinas School of Leadership (ASL) Announces Formation of the "Aquinas Global Leadership University" (AGLU)

Starting in September 2018, the Aquinas School of Leadership will inaugurate an Aquinas Global Leadership University (AGLU) as a division within its Center for Leadership Coaching. For further information about the AGLU, contact Dr. Peter A. Redpath at:

  • Link Below to Recording of Dr. Curtis L. Hancock's Inaugural Lecture on 01 March in Paradise Valley, AZ

Please see the links below for recordings of Prof. Curtis L. Hancock's excellent inaugural lecture for the newly-formed “Aquinas School of Leadership Lecture Series” as part of Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) Public Philosophy series sponsored by the PVCC Philosophical Society

Day/Date: Thursday, 01 March 2018

Time Held: 6:00 to 8:00 PM on

Topic: “Perennial Lessons about Happiness from Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas”


An abbreviated YouTube video:

Full audio:

  • Announcing an Ongoing Dialogue about Art between Michela Beatrice Ferri and Elvis Spadoni

    Nell'ambito della mostra di pittura Elvis Spadoni. LO SPAZIO DEL SACRO inaugurata sabato 17 nella ex Chiesa della Ss. Trinità a Cuorgnè ci siamo interrogati sulle modalità espressive che gli artisti contemporanei scelgono per esprimersi intorno ai temi sacri. In particolare Elvis Spadoni, le cui opere sono in mostra fino al 10 marzo dialogherà con Michela Beatrice Ferri,  dottore di ricerca in Filosofia dal 2012, è docente di Aesthetics e di Aesthetics in Sacred Art presso lo Holy Apostles College and Seminary (CT, U.S.A.) e docente di Estetica presso la Accademia di Belle Arti "Santa Giulia" di Brescia.

    Elvis Spadoni stà realizzando un'opera nella sede della mostra, è possibile vedere l'artista al lavoro e lo stato di avanzamento sabato e domenica durante l'apertura della mostra.

    Areacreativa42 in collaborazione con la Città di Cuorgnè

    Elvis Spadoni. LO SPAZIO DEL SACRO
    Fino a 10 marzo 2018
    ex Chiesa della Ss. Trinità 
    via Milite Ignoto, Cuorgnè (TO) 
    orari: sabato 10-12  15,30-18,30  domenica 15,30-18,30


Àncora Editrice, 2016

Ospite del documentario "Divina Bellezza. Arte Sacra in Italia" con Alberto Angela

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  • Obtain a Theology of the Body Certificate from Sacred Heart College through Sr. Helena Burns

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  • 69thAnnual Meeting of the Metaphysical Society of America

Topic: “The Metaphysics of Agency: Intention, Purpose, and Action

Dates: 22 to 25 March 2018

Location: Marriott Buckhead, Atlanta, Geogia.

For Conference Details, see:

  • Call for Papers,9th International Conference on the Image 

Special Focus for 2018: “Artificial Images and Visual Intelligence: Seeing in the Age of Big Data”

Dates: 03 to 04 November 2018

Location: Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR

For Conference Details, see:

Deadline for Proposal Submission: 20 March 2018

  • Call for Papers, 10th Beyond Humanism Conference,Wroclaw, Poland

Date: 18 to 21 July 2018

Location: Wroclaw, Poland (Faculty of Social Sciences and Journalism, University of Lower Silesia).

Topic: “Cultures of the Posthuman”

Keynote Speakers: Prof. Steve Fuller, University of Warwick; Prof. Bernard Stiegler, L'Institut de recherche et d'innovation.

For detailed information about the Beyond Humanism Conference Series, see:

English abstracts up to 500 words, to be sent in MS Word and PDF formatto:

Files should be named and submitted in the following manner:

Submission: First Name Last name. docx (or .doc) / .pdf

Example: “Submission: MaryAndy.docx   

Deadlines: Abstracts should be received by the 01 April 2018.

Acceptance notifications will be sent out by the end of April 2018.

All those accepted will receive information on the venue(s), local attractions, accommodations, restaurants, and planned receptions and events for participants. Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes. Each presenter will be given 10 additional minutes for questions and discussions with the audience, for a total of 30 minutes.

Organizing Committee/Beyond Humanism Network:

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, John Cabot University, Rome; Sangkyu Shin, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul; Evi Sampanikou, University of the Aegean; Francesca Ferrando, NYU, New York; Jaime del Val, Reverso-Metabody, Madrid; Jan Stasienko, University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw; Maciej Czerniakowski, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

The following video demonstrates the atmosphere during a Beyond Humanism Conference and exemplifies the diversity of Posthuman Studies. It was shot during the 9th Beyond Humanism Conference which took place at John Cabot University in Rome some weeks ago and during which the launch of the Journal of Posthuman Studies was celebrated:…/video-9th-beyond-humanism-conf…/

Immediately below you can download the brochure with the detailed CFPs

Please consider submitting your most treasured reflections to the ground breaking Journal of Posthuman Studies:

Please share this information widely!

Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner
John Cabot University
Via della Lungara, 233
00165 Roma

Director of the Beyond Humanism Network; Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies; Research Fellow at the Ewha Institute for the Humanities of Ewha Womans University/Seoul; Visiting Fellow at the Ethics Centre of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Posthuman Studies Hub

The Official Homepage for Beyond Humanism Conference Series


  • Conference and Journal Announcements from the Arts and Humanities Division of ATINER

The Arts and Humanities Division of ATINER hosted its 5th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World, sponsored by the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts. During the two days of the conference, 25 scientific papers were presented by 32 academics and researchers from 11 different countries on five continents (Australia, India, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, UK and USA). The detailed conference program is available at: Participants also attended an Academic Dialogue on Global Challenges of Arts and Humanities Education organized by ATINER as part of this conference. Scholars from three different countries (Romania, Spain and USA) formally presented as part of the academic dialogue, while discussion was opened to all participants. The program of this event is available at

In addition, ATINER would like to announce that the 6th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World ( has been planned and will take place on 0and 04 January 2019 in Athens, Greece. You are more than welcome to submit a proposal for presentation. If you plan to attend, you may also send us a stream proposal to be organized as part of the conference. If you need more information, please let me know and our administration will send it to you.

As we are approaching the deadlines for the final Calls for Papers for ATINER’s 2018 conferences and symposia, you are invited to consult the schedule at Please let us know if you plan to attend any of these events. The schedule of the streams and panels that are organized as parts of our 2018 conferences is available at
You are welcome to submit your abstract proposals for these various events. If you need more information, please let me know, and our administration will send it to you, including the abstract submission form. If you have already submitted an abstract or panel proposal, we will be happy to see you in Athens this spring and summer.
You can also always consider the possibility of submitting papers for publication in ouracademic journals or take part in these publication projects by reviewing papers. Journal publication does not require attendance at our conferences, and it is free of submission and publication charges. For details, see our Journal Policy at

Finally, we would like to inform you that the January issue (Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2018) of the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts has been uploaded (

Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Honorary President, ATINER & Professor, Sam Houston State University, USADr. David Philip Wick, Director, Arts and Humanities Division, ATINER & Professor, Gordon College, USA

  • Call for Papers, 2018 Telos Europe Conference

Topic: “The Endurance of Empire

Location: Ragusa, Sicily

Conference Information: 

The end of the two world wars saw the fall of mighty empires—from the Tsarist Empire, the Kaiserreich and the Ottoman Empire to the Third Reich and the Japanese Empire. This was followed by the dissolution of the French and British empires in the 1950s and 1960s. After 1989, the demise of the Soviet Union—dubbed the “evil empire”—seem to confirm the triumph of liberal democracy over tyranny and of national independence over imperial domination. The age of revolution from 1789 to 1989 appeared to mark the end of empire.

But at the same time, the post–Cold War era is often characterized as the hegemony of the Anglophonic liberal empire led by the United States of America. Officially, the United States denies that it is in the business of building an empire, arguing that the independent United States came into existence precisely to throw off the shackles of colonial rule and to fight imperialism everywhere. Donald Rumsfeld famously said in 2003, “We don’t seek empires. We're not imperialistic. We never have been.” In the same year however, Karl Rove—adviser to George W. Bush’s—was quoted as saying that “We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.”

According to the historian Niall Ferguson, “the United States is an empire in denial, and U.S. denial of this poses a real danger to the world. An empire that doesn't recognize its own power is a dangerous one.” If so, then this has implications for Trump's America and just as much for both contemporary Russia and China. Putin's actions in Crimea, Ukraine, and Syria suggest that there is a profound continuity with the Soviet Union and Tsarist Russia. And the “Chinese Dream” invoked by Xi Jinping is the idea that the “Middle Kingdom” will regain what many in China see as her ancient birth-right since the Qin dynasty—a global primacy at the heart of world affairs.

Much of nineteenth- and twentieth-century philosophy and history focused on the decline and fall of empires and civilizations. Faced with the resurgence of imperial politics, a question for the twenty-first century is rather about the endurance of empire both in theory and practice. From Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri's conception of empire as multitude via Pierre Manent's work on the metamorphoses of Western political organization to ideas of liberal empire in International Relations (John Ikenberry or Michael Ignatieff), the attempt to renew this theme requires critical engagement.

Today there is a further twist. Alongside the resurgence of old empires and the emergence of new ones, we are also witnessing the return of nationalism and a reaffirmation of the nation-state as the natural locus of sovereignty. Brexit and the election of Donald Trump reflect popular unrest and a rejection of dominant elites in the name of “taking back control” and “making America great again”—a consequence of the liberal imperium. This raises questions about the endurance of both nationalism and imperialism. Appeals to imperial traditions have often met with ridicule. “Neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire,” Voltaire quipped. Yet this ignores long-standing continuities in terms of both ideas and institutions, which were marginalized by revolutions but never entirely destroyed.

The 2018 Telos Europe conference will explore the endurance of empire, its nature and meaning. Among others, the questions that will be debated include the following: Are we witnessing the resurgence of old empires or the formation of new ones? Are empires based on economic power and military might, or on ideology and cultural appeal? Winston Churchill remarked that the empires of the future would be "empires of the mind." Can power be contained or is it inherently imperial?

The specific topics of the conference include, but are not limited to, the following:

The meaning of empire and imperial power; the legacy of empire; Westphalia and the rise of national states and transnational markets? Empire, church/mosque/temple/synagogue, and city-state as alternatives to the Westphalian system of states and markets? The Atlantic West as a liberal empire? Are liberalism and empire contradictory or compatible? Western vs. non-Western empires (Russia, China, Muslim caliphate); Old and new empires—ideology and cultural appeal; Nationalism, imperialism, and capitalism; Contemporary conceptions of empire in philosophy, politics, and IR.

Conference Speakers:

Russell Berman (Stanford University and Telos); Christopher Coker (London School of Economics and Political Science); Lord (Maurice) Glasman (Common Good Foundation; House of Lords, London); Adrian Pabst (University of Kent and Telos); David Pan (University of California, Irvine, and Telos); Nicholas Rengger (University of St. Andrews), Richard Sakwa (University of Kent)

Abstract Submissions:

Telos invites scholars from all disciplines to submit 250-word abstracts along with a short c.v. to by March 30, 2018. The criteria for selecting abstracts are as follows:

(1) Relevance to the conference theme; (2) original analysis and argument (not summary or description); and (3) focus (conference presentations should be no longer than 15–20 minutes)

For regular updates about the 2018 Telos Europe conference, please visit the Telos-Paul Piccone Institute website.

  • International Society for Neoplatonic Studies Call for Papers, 13 to 16 June, 2018

The International Society for Neoplatonic Studies announces that its 16th annual conference will be held in Los Angeles on 13 to 16 June 2018 in conjunction with Loyola Marymount University. Panel proposals are due January 22, 2018, and abstracts for presentations (for the panels and for individual sessions) are due February 26. The ISNS will provide a link to the conference website when it is available.

For more information, see:

  • Call for Papers,  Scientia et Fides Journal 

The journal Scientia et Fides (a joint-venture, open-access, online journal published twice a year by the Faculty of Theology of Nicolaus Copernicus University, in Torun, Poland, in collaboration with the Group of Research “Science, Reason, and Faith” [CRYF], at University of Navarra) seeks rigorous research works regarding different aspects of the relationship between science and religion. SetF articles are not confined to the methodology of a single discipline and may cover a wide range of topics, provided that the interdisciplinary dialogue between science and religion is tackled. The Journal accepts articles written in English, Spanish, Polish, French, Italian, and German, which will be evaluated by a peer-review process.

For further information about publishing articles in SetF, see:

  • 19 to 20 September 2018, École Pratique des Hautes Études Celebrates Gilson as Part of Its 150th Anniversary Celebration

The École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris is pleased to announce that it will include a series of events on 19 and 20 September related to the work of Étienne Gilson as part of the celebration of the school's founding in 1868. For more information about the celebration, see:

or contact Coordinateur de l’événement Michel Cacouros, Maître de conférences Habilité, Sciences Historiques et Philologiques at:

  • Colson Fellows Program and 2018 Wilberforce Weekend

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 class of the Colson Fellows Program!

The Colson Fellows Program is a 10-month-long “deep dive” into the Christian worldview. You will read classics of the Christian faith, participate in on-line webinars with world-class speakers, and attend residencies that will allow you to meet like-minded brothers and sisters in Christ who are on this journey with you.

To learn more about the Colson Fellows Program, go to

Join the Colson Center on 18 to 20 May 2018


400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

You are cordially invited to the 2018 Wilberforce Weekend! The Wilberforce Weekend is an annual gathering designed to equip believers in Christian worldview and prepare them for cultural renewal. As the flagship event of the Colson Center, the weekend features world-class speakers, networking of Christian leaders, and a homecoming reunion of friends and alumni of the Colson Center / Colson Fellows program. Highlighting the weekend will be the inspirational recognition of a Christian leader with the Wilberforce Award on Saturday evening—followed by the official commissioning of the 2018 class of Colson Fellows on Sunday morning.

Take advantage of $300 Early Bird Pricing if still available


  • The ThomisticInstitute at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception Announces the Following Events:

3/15 lecture at Johns Hopkins University
By Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, OP (Providence College)

3/15 5:30 pm lecture at Vanderbilt University
On the Problem of Evil (title TBD) by Prof. Gloria Frost (University of St. Thomas)

3/16 – 3/17 Thomistic Circles conference at the Dominican House of Studies
“On Cooperation with Evil”

Featuring Prof. Steven Long (Ave Maria University), Prof. Christopher Tollefsen (University of South Carolina), Fr. Ezra Sullivan, OP (Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome), Prof. Edward Feser (Pasadena City College) and Msgr Andrew McLean Cummings (Archdiocese of Baltimore)

3/20 lecture for the Naval Academy 
On the Weight of Human Choice (title TBD) by Fr. Dominic Legge, OP(Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception.
3/22 lecture for Vanderbilt University
On Transubstantiation (title TBD) by Prof. Bruce D. Marshall (Southern Methodist University)
3/29 lecture at UT Austin
By Prof. Brad Gregory (University of Notre Dame)

4/3 7 PM lecture at George Mason University
"What is Conscience and Why Does It Matter? Perspectives from Thomas Aquinas and John Henry Newman" by Prof. Reinhard Huetter (Catholic University of America)

4/4 lecture at Imperial College, London
"The Soul after Neuroscience" by Dr. Daniel de Haan (Cambridge University)

4/5 lecture for Williams College
On the Meaning of Christ's Sacrifice (title TBD) by Prof. Bruce D. Marshall (Southern Methodist University)
4/5 lecture for Duke Divinity School 
By Prof. Kevin Hart (University of Virginia)

4/5 lecture at Harvard University
On Why Liberalism Failed (title TBD) by Prof. Patrick Deneen (University of Notre Dame)

4/10 lecture at University College Dublin
On Free Will (title TBD) by Dr. Daniel de Haan (Cambridge University)
4/10 lecture for DC Young Adult chapter
On the Authority of the Catholic Church (title TBD) by Prof. Reinhard Huetter(Catholic University of America)
4/11 lecture for Tulane University
"Can Science Study the Human Soul?" by Prof. William Jaworski (Fordham University)

4/12 lecture at Baylor University
On Capital Punishment (title TBD) by Prof. Edward Feser (Pasadena City College)
4/17 lecture for the Naval Academy 
On What Catholics Believe about Mary (title TBD) by Prof. Jessica Murdoch(Villanova University)
4/18 lecture at Columbia University
“Can Beauty Save the World” by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP (Thomistic Institute)
4/19 lecture at Duke University
“Citizens of Two Cities: Christian Faith and Political Action” by Prof. Chad Pecknold (Catholic University of America).

4/19 lecture at Harvard University
By Prof. Catherine Pakaluk (Catholic University of America)

4/19 lecture at MIT
"The Task of Life: 'Feelings Management' or Human Flourishing?" by Prof. Michael Gorman (Catholic University of America)
4/20 – 4/21 conference at NYU 
“The Catholic Intellectual and the Challenge of the Contemporary University”
Featuring Ross Douthat (New York Times), Prof. Reinhard Huetter (Catholic University of America), Prof. Vincent Phillip Muñoz (University of Notre Dame), Prof. Carlos Eire (Yale University).
Co-sponsored by the University of Notre Dame Tocqueville Program

4/24 2 PM lecture for UVA community
“True Sacrifice: Understanding the Mass” by Prof. Bruce D. Marshall(Southern Methodist University)

6/27 lecture at St. Patrick's Church, London
On Faith and the Public Square (title TBD) by George Weigel (Ethics and Public Policy Center)

  • University of South Africa Thomistic Studies Research Doctoral Program

The University of South Africa in Pretoria has a research doctoral program (PhD) in Philosophy, under the coordination of Prof. Callum David Scott, D.Phil, (email: that may accept graduates of Holy Apostles College & Seminary Graduate M.A. Concentration in Thomistic Studies for doctoral studies with a focus in Thomistic philosophy. The costs of the program include 7,840 South African Rand for the research proposal, which equals $643 US Dollars, then, 15,400 South African Rand per year, which equals $1,263 US Dollars per year. For more information on tuition, see So, for about $2,000 USD, students can get started on a doctorate in philosophy, working from the comfort of their homes in the United States. Please note that the academic year runs from January-December, applications can only be made from around September of the preceding year. For information to the Holy Apostles Graduate Concentration in Thomistic Studies contact Dr. Peter A. Redpath at: The time limit for completion of the Pretoria program is 6 years. 

  • Aquinas School of Philosophy Site: Rich in Resources related to St. Thomas

For anyone interested in studying, or teaching courses on, St. Thomas, the Aquinas School of Philosophy site offers a wealth of educational information you might want to check out. See:

For anyone who has encountered claims by some philosophers of science to the effect that special relativity entails the theory called “eternalism,” which denies free will and is usually used in support of a form of atheistic materialism, Dennis Bonnette has sent along a link to a wonderful new article by Daniel Castellano, defending the reality of motion and time and explaining in detail why and how eternalism does not flow from special relativity. Dr. Bonnette reports is an important article for anyone dealing with some of the new breed of atheistic materialists.

See this:

  • The International Étienne Gilson Society,Studia Gilsoniana

The IEGS Congratulates Fr. Pawel Tarasiewicz and His Editorial Staff for:

Recently successfully securing ISSN numbers from the Library of Congress of the United States of America for the online and print editions of the IEGS-affiliated Studia Gilsoniana journal.

If you are not yet a member of the IEGS, please consider joining to support our ongoing work. If you are a member and have not yet paid your annual dues, please do so.

See the following link to join or pay dues:,4

See the following link to make a donation to the work of the IEGS:,2

  • From The Center for the Study of The Great Ideas

Give Someone a Present of a Membership in the Center. See:

Contact Peter Redpath (

to post information on the Center’s blogspot:

  • From the Thomas International Center

Dear Friends and Supporters,

In our last newsletter, we shared with you some very exciting news: by that time, over ten students had already enrolled in online courses through the newly minted Thomas International University. Promising signs of success just keep appearing, however, and our course enrollment has even doubled since the time of that letter. We now have over twenty students enrolled! Each of these students has been allured by our promise to offer them rational guidance in penetrating the deepest truths of human existence, exploring the great discoveries about our place within the cosmos that lay at the very heart of Western civilization.

“Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold” (Proverbs 3:13-14). 

We are also delighted to announce that five talented high school students will be enrolling in our course “The Invention of Philosophical Rationality” on scholarship! Their high school professor has agreed to team up with Professor Di Blasi, TIC President, to assist in grading their work, and a few gracious anonymous donors have already agreed to contribute to their scholarships.

Moreover, two recent graduates of NC State University also enrolled in the aforementioned course, likewise on scholarship, and we hope to find enough resources to let them into the entire Certificate Program “The Roots of the Western Intellectual Tradition.” We have also a student from Ghana who would like to enroll in the same Certificate Program but who himself does not have the financial resources to do so. These students are thrilled to have the opportunity to round out their secular education with the study of perennial topics pointing to the transcendent ends of human life and action.

In order to fund each of these students with scholarships, and to offer as well competitive scholarship opportunities for other students from the general public, we need your help! With a gift of $279, you can allow a student to take one of our basic one-credit courses. With a gift of $679, you can allow a student to take our three-credit course, “The Birth of Philosophy and the Logic of Becoming,” which explores how the attempt to understand the changes within nature inaugurated by the Ancient Greeks eventuated in the discovery of moral philosophy and even of the existence of God. With a gift of $2886, you can allow a student to take our Certificate Program on “The Roots of the Western Intellectual Tradition.”

Remember always that every gift counts! 

In Christ,

Harrison Lee, TIC Program Coordinator

  • Aquinas and “the Arabs”

For information about Richard Taylor's "Aquinas and the 'Arabs'" International Working Group and upcoming conferences and seminars hosted by this organization, see:          

  • En Route Books & Media and St. Augustine’s Press

Check out the following link for information about this new book Does God Exist?” co-authored by Matt Fradd and Robert Delfino:

“I love the dialogs. They are engaging, not boring, not difficult for beginners, and effectively wise. You accomplished what I tried in the chapter on the 5 ways in my Yes or No? much better than I did.” – Dr. Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, MA

“It’s very difficult to present substantive philosophical ideas in a way that is popularly accessible and entertaining. But Fradd and Delfino pull it off admirably in this fine book. Read, learn, and enjoy.” – Dr. Edward Feser, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College, CA

  • A Message from Our Colleague Vittorio Possenti about a Recent Publication

Cari amici,

Recentemente è uscito il  volume digitale Realismo Metafisica Modernità (a cura di Cristina Dalfino e Riccardo Pozzo) accessibile sul sito CNR Iliesi (link: di cui per comodità qui allego il file pdf e la scheda di presentazione.

Il volume, nato da un dibattito presso CNR in connessione con il mio Il realismo e la fine della filosofia moderna  (Armando 2016), include contributi di filosofi i cui nomi sono nella scheda, e una serie di mie risposte sui temi teoretici più intensi sollevati: il realismo, il nesso pensiero-essere, l'equivoco idealistico-dialettico dell'identità tra Logica e Metafisica, la mancata soluzione della questione del divenire in molti momenti della modernità, e la necessità di una ripresa dellaSeinsphilosophie dopo la sostanziale chiusura del ciclo filosofico moderno.

 Ripresa che operi la partenza dall'ens, e non dall'essere vuoto e astratto hegeliano e tanto meno dalle posizioni che vogliono, con il ritorno a Parmenide, soffocare nella necessità ogni vita e palpito.

Lentamente impallidiscono i motivi dell'opzione antimetafisica.

Naturalmente sarei interessato a conoscere le vostre reazioni che mi aiuterebbero nel cammino.

Un ricordo sincero,

 Vittorio Possenti


Citazione bibliografica

Maria Cristina Dalfino, Riccardo Pozzo (a cura di), Realismo, metafisica, modernità. In margine al volume di Vittorio Possenti Il realismo e la fine della filosofia moderna, «ILIESI digitale. Ricerche filosofiche e lessicali», n. 3, ILIESI-CNR, febbraio 2018

CNR Solar:  
ISBN: 978-88-9782-809-9

“Realismo, metafisica, modernità” costituiscono altrettanti nuclei tematici della monografia recentemente pubblicata da Vittorio Possenti sul problema del Realismo e la fine della filosofia moderna (Roma, Armando 2016), che sta al centro delle riflessioni raccolte in questo volume. In un dialogo serrato con l’autore intervengono filosofi di diverso orientamento: analitico, neoclassico, aristotelico, ermeneutico, classico tomistico, solo per citarne i principali. In questione sono il realismo, l’istanza metafisica, e il tema appassionante – e controverso – se lafilosofia moderna sia finita da tempo, e se la filosofia dell’essere non abbia aperto un nuovo ciclo filosofico postmoderno, lontano da ogni disfattismo della ragione. Vi sono più cammini per rinnovare la filosofia: con l’antropologia, con l’etica, con l’ispirazione religiosa protologica ed escatologica, con gli stimoli della scienza; ma in maniera più intensa e radicale, secondo Possenti, mediante il discorso metafisico e l’impegno realistico. Introdotto da R. Pozzo, il volume include contributi di E. Berti, M. Dell’Utri, M. Ivaldo, M. Marassi, L. Messinese, G. Mura, N. Vassallo, J. Villagrasa, M. Visentin, cui seguono ulteriori considerazioni di Vittorio Possenti sulle questioni da loro sollevate.


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