With Utmost Sadness We Announce the Recent Death of Our Colleague:
Editor-Emeritus of the New Oxford Review
See the following link for the Eulogy of Dale by His Son, Pieter Vree:
SIXTH ANNUAL AQUINAS LEADERSHIP INTERNATIONAL WORLD CONGRESS
FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANEL PROPOSALS
Topic: "How, If in Any Way, are Metaphysics, Ethics, Cultural Leadership, and Politics Essentially Related?”
Dates: Friday Evening, 03 May 2019–Saturday Evening, 04 May 2019
Location: Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, Carefree, Arizona; with a pre-Congress, open to the public, welcoming lecture by Dr. Peter A. Redpath at Paradise Valley Community College on Thursday evening 02 May 2019, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Congress Details: If you are interested in presenting a paper or organizing a panel at this World Congress,by 28 February 2019, please contact Congress Chair Peter Redpath at:
Deadline for Submission Acceptance: 28 February 2019
- Announcing a Paradise Valley Community College Public Philosophy Lecture Series Presentation:Presenter: Mr. Arturo GastelumTopic: "Socrates: The Exemplary Teacher"Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmLocation: Paradise Valley Community College, KSC1000A, 18401 N. 32nd St., Phoenix 85032
Our Colleague James Hanink, President of the American Maritain Association, is Currently Hosting an En Route Media WCAT Radio Show Called "The Open Door." Go to the link below to listen to a Show Devoted to "Reuniting Philosophy and Science and Wisdom" and subsequent reflections in James Hanink's New Oxford Review article on "Doable Deeds":
- Announcing a Call for Papers on the Topic "A Return to Pre-Modern Principles of Economic Science"
Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2019
Word limit: 7,000 words
Journal and Target Publication Date: Studia Gilsoniana: A Journal in Classical Philosophy (Oct.-Dec., 2019)
SPECIAL VOLUME CELEBRATING FOUNDING OF
THE AQUINAS SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP (ASL) SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS!
Dr. Peter A. Redpath, CEO, Aquinas School of Leadership (ASL)
Marvin B. Daniel Peláez, Fellow, ASL School of Economics
Jason Morgan, Fellow, ASL School of Economics
Authors are encouraged to consult the guidelines “For Authors” at: http://www.gilsonsociety.com/?for-authors,20
All papers will be anonymously peer reviewed under the direction of Studia Gilsoniana Editor-in-Chief, Pawel Tarasiewicz: firstname.lastname@example.org
Themes and Topics:
Contemporary “Economic science” emerged out of the Neoclassical tradition in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The meaning of the term is a product of its time because of its strong mathematical orientation and assumptions about the rational nature of human beings and our behavior in the marketplace. In recent decades, economists have come to realize that modern economics can benefit from broader assumptions from other disciplines about the human person. In October 2017, for example, Professor Richard H. Thaler from the University of Chicago received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science for his work in behavioral economics, a discipline that seeks to incorporate more aspects of human psychology to increase the predictability of economic models.
Taking “economic science” as two separate terms, the pre-modern understanding of “economy” derives etymologically from a Greek word meaning household management, where management involved the ordering of domestic affairs. The classical, and later medieval, understanding of “science” (or scientia in Latin) is knowledge of causes. According to James Weisheipl in his “Classification of the Sciences in Medieval Thought,” scientia “was used to designate a discerning, penetrating, intellectual grasp of a situation or of a given subject,” which required principles, or starting points. Thus, economic science, like all other sciences, must have principles. Some economists, however, object to attempts at understanding modern economics from the contributions of the past because, they say, doing so is anachronistic. These objections are correct when it comes to economic assumptions born in their respective times, but not when it comes to principles. Scientific principles are perennial, and modern economics can benefit from the principles of pre-modern sciences or philosophy.
Some motivating questions:
A special issue of Studia Gilsoniana (celebrating founding of the Aquinas School of Leadership School of Economics) calls for a renewal of pre-modern scientific principles in a contemporary economic context.
From this understanding of pre-modern economic science, we entertain some of the following questions: How can principles of pre-modern economics, or science, provide insight about the management, or organization, of modern economic affairs? Do the pre-moderns have anything to say about virtue and the political community and its economic institutions? Does a pre-modern understanding of psychology play a role in economic activity by the human person? Can a pre-modern understanding of philosophy of science provide insight into what economists today understand by the ontology of economics? Finally, can a pre-modern understanding of morality inform economic policy.
- Go to the link below to listen to the Lecture Given by Dr. Peter A. Redpath to the
PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, PHOENIX, AZ
AS PART OF THE PVCC PUBLIC PHILOSOPHY SERIES LECTURE
Topic: "Can a Christian Philosophy Exist? If so, What is Its Nature?"
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF HERBERT I. LONDON
- Audio Tape of Joseph Jordan's 06 January 2019 Talk on C.S. Lewis at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception is Now Available at:
Lecture Topic: C. S. Lewis’s “Space Trilogy” - A Christian Vision of Science Fiction
- Upcoming Event Sponsored by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Topic: "The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder"
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Presenter: Sean McFate is a professor of strategy at the National Defense University and Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He served as a paratrooper and officer in the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division and was also a think tank scholar at the RAND Corporation, Atlantic Council, Bipartisan Policy Center, and New America Foundation.
Lecture Synopsis: War is timeless. Some things change—weapons, tactics, technology, leadership, objectives—but our desire to go into battle does not. We are living in the age of Durable Disorder—a period of unrest created by numerous factors: China's rise, Russia's resurgence, America's retreat, global terrorism, international criminal empires, climate change, dwindling natural resources, and bloody civil wars.
What is the future of war? Do corporations, mercenaries, and rogue states now hold more power than the nation-states? (Public Affairs Program)
For More Information, Contact: email@example.com
● Professor Brendan Sweetman Announces Publication of the Third Issue of Marcel Studies and a Call for Dues
Dear Members of the Gabriel Marcel Society and Friends of Marcel,
I am very happy to announce that the Third Issue of Marcel Studies, our on line, peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal, has been released.
You can read the Journal here: https://www.neumann.edu/marcelstudies/current-issue.aspAs well as interesting articles and reviews, be sure to check out our new “News and Views” feature! (This feature will replace our occasional Newsletters.) I hope you find the Journal interesting, and stimulating for your own work and ideas.
Please consider a submission for a future issue, and please forward this message to anyone who you think may be interested in Marcel.
CALL FOR DUES: This email message is also our annual call for dues! The annual dues rate is a very modest $15, which can be sent in the form of cash or (preferably) check. Send cash or checks (payable to Gabriel Marcel Society) for Society membership for 2019 to:
Dr. Brendan Sweetman, Department of Philosophy, Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, M0 64110.
PAYPAL: It is also possible to pay dues, or to make a contribution, by means of paypal. Just send your payment to my email address:firstname.lastname@example.org Add a note that it is for the Marcel Society. I will send all receipts by email.
Dues are used to help defray the expenses of the Society with regard to prodution of the Journal, conferences, research support, website maintenance, etc.
With best wishes,
● Announcing Women in Leadership Conference:
Submit your proposal here: https://natdc.org/speak
Location: Harvard Faculty Club, Harvard University
Date: Nov. 5-6, 2019
Audience: Senior-level university administrators and faculty. This is a gender-inclusive event.
Submit your proposal here: https://natdc.org/speak
Please let organizer Lynn Larkin know if you have any questions:
● See the Link Immediately Below for an All Access Pass to Institute of Catholic Theology Spring 2019 Lectures:
● Hillsdale College Announces New Free Course Studying the Work of C. S. Lewis
vite you to join me in Hillsdale College's newest free course studying the greatest Christian apologist of the 20th century, C.S. Lewis
About the Course: C.S. Lewis, best known as the author of the Chronicles of Narnia, also authored works on apologetics and philosophy, including The Abolition of Man and Mere Christianity. This free online course will study Lewis's apologetics, fiction, philosophical and literary writings, and their continuing significance today.
Course Professors Include: Larry P. Arnn (president of Hillsdale College) Michael Ward (a leading expert on the works of Lewis), and Hillsdale professor of English and Provost, David Whalen.
For More Information about Signing up for This Course, See:
● Thomas International Center Announces Recent TIC Events are Now Listed at: http://www.ticenter.net/
● See the Following Link for All Upcoming Events Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute in Washington, D.C.:
● The Catholic Education Foundation Announces an Intensive 4-Day Seminar for Bishops, Priests, and Seminarians:
Location: Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey
Dates: July 16 to July 19, 2019
Invited Participants: Clergy who are (or who wish to be) pastors, parochial vicars, or those directly involved in the elementary or secondary school apostolate
For Further Information Contact Fr. Peter Stravinskas at: 732-914-1222 or email@example.com
● The International Institute for Culture Announces a Concert at Ivy Hall
Date: 30 March 2019
Music by: Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Richard Wagner, Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Hector Berlioz, Hans von Bulow,
A reception will follow the performance
For More Information, Go to: https://fineartmusiccompany.ticketleap.com/war-of-the-romantics-part-two-ivy-hall/dates/Mar-30-2019_at_07:30 PM
- Check Out the Latest News from Maggie Gallagher about the Benedict XVI Institute at:
- Copy of Richard Fafara's 2017 Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies Étienne Gilson Lecture Now Available
- Some YouTube Videos from the Hugely Successful 5th Annual Aquinas Leadership International World Congress Now Available for Viewing
To view these videos, including the Memorial Tribute to Our Colleague Eric McLuhan, go to the following link on the Aquinas School of Leadership's "Events" menu: http://www.aquinasschoolofleadership.com/events
- See the Latest Book Publication by Our Colleague, Fr. James V. Schall
Run That by Me Again: Selected Essays from "Absolutes" to the Things That Can Be Otherwise
Go to: https://www.tanbooks.com/index.php/run-that-by-me-again-selected-essays-from-absolutes-to-the-things-that-can-be-otherwise.html
Book Summary: Over a span of six decades, Fr. James Schall has been one of our foremost thinkers and cultural commenters. A distinguished professor, the author of more than thirty books, and writer of countless essays—his favorite literary form—Fr. Schall has made a life of pondering the most important questions of this world and beyond.
Now, in Run That by Me Again, Fr. Schall himself has selected more than fifty of his essays on the most intriguing, urgent, and sometimes difficult topics. These are things we want to—need to—think about again and again, and Schall, with his concise, readable style and teacher’s heart, has a knack for explaining lofty ideas to all.
Here, Schall ruminates on:
- language, Wodehouse, cooking, music, and putting Jesuit donkeys out to pasture (you’ll just have to read it);
- abortion, marriage, Christian persecution, and other issues that continue to gnaw away at our Christian culture;
- Christ and his nature, what it means to be human, sin and its origins and consequences;
- and the Cosmos, the South, English departments, and other mysterious places.
The common threads are a love of God, a thirst for wisdom, and a desire for a life well-lived.
Whether this is your first time considering the questions posed and answered in these pages or if you are revisiting them with fresh eyes and a renewed spirit, it is well worth the time to sit with Fr. Schall—one of the greatest thinkers and teachers of the past century—and ponder the great mysteries and truths of life.
- See the Inaugural Volume of Public Philosophy Press by Kelly Fitzsimmons-Burton and Review of the Monograph at:
- "I wholeheartedly recommend this book by Kelly Fitzsimmons-Burton. It continues, but moves in a much-needed different direction of "public philosophy," defense of the classical Western philosophical tradition of Socratic sense rationality. If your library already includes books by intellectuals like Chesterton, Lewis, Adler, Gilson, Maritain, and Schall, add this work to it. You will not regret doing so."
Peter A. Redpath
Center for the Study of The Great Ideas
- "'They will love what you love" and take it further. Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton, a former student and now colleague, has retrieved the logos doctrine from Plato's Theaetetus and applied it to post-modern skepticism originating in Nietzsche. She is opening the door out of the current impasse in philosophy. The light of reason/logos shows the way out."
Professor Emeritus, Philosophy, Paradise Valley Community College
- "Contemporary philosophy works in the futility of skepticism and fideism. This false dichotomy leads to meaninglessness as knowledge of basic things is left unanswered. Dr. Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton is a friend and colleague that has provided us with a work addressing this problem. By retrieving the concept of the logos and applying it to contemporary epistemology she points us toward the role of reason in knowledge and especially in knowing what is clear at the basic level. Retrieving Knowledge illuminates for us the dire consequences of skepticism on our culture and our need to answer basic questions. This is a unique and grounding breaking work doing what needs to be done in our day and is therefore indispensable for all interested in philosophy."
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Arizona State University
- "Retrieving Knowledge is a prime example of what it means to regard work in the history of philosophy and the doing of philosophy as parts of a "seamless whole," as the author invokes the ideas and arguments of the ancients--Socrates, in particular--to address critical philosophical concerns of our own day."
Mark D. Linville
Senior Research Fellow and Philosophy Tutor, Department of Humanities Ph.D. Program, Faulkner University
- See the Links Immediately Below for the C.S. Lewis Society of California, its 2019 Book and Film Club Schedule, its Winter 2019 Logos eNewsletter, and its Show, "An Evening with C. S. Lewis, Starring David Payne":
- Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference
Dates: June 17–19, 2019
Location: St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo.
Organizers and Contact Information: Susan Brower-Toland (firstname.lastname@example.org) Jenny Pelletier (email@example.com)
Conference Details: Every year, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University (https://www.slu.edu/arts-and-sciences/medieval-renaissance-studies/index.php) hosts a symposium on medieval and Renaissance studies. As with other large, inter-disciplinary conferences of this kind, there is ample to room to expand the representation of philosophy. Moreover, the symposium provides historians of philosophy the opportunity to see what research is being conducted in other areas, e.g. medieval and Renaissance intellectual history, art history, literature, etc. We would like to organize two sessions, broad thematically, devoted to philosophy and philosophical theology. Proposed Sessions: 1. Medieval Philosophy: Metaphysical Themes 2. Medieval Philosophy: Ethical Themes We welcome abstracts on any topic and any philosopher that falls within these two areas, extending into the Renaissance and late Scholasticism.
For More Information about the Congress, See: https://www.smrs-slu.org/
- The 14th International Conference on the Arts in Society
Dates: June 19–21, 2019
Location: Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon in Lisbon, Portugal
For More Information about the Congress, See: https://artsinsociety.com/2019-conference
- The 14th World Congress of Semiotics
Dates: September 09–13, 2019
Location: National University of Arts (UNA), Buenos, Argentina
For More Information about the Congress, See:
- 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:
● Metaphysical Society of America 2019 Annual Meeting
Dates: 28 to 31 March 2019
Topic: “Metaphysics and Political Thought”
For up to date information about the conference, : www.metaphysicalsociety.org
● The Angelicum Academy Great Books Program Announces It is Now Enrolling Students for Its REVOLUTIONARY:
"Angelicum Academy at Holy Apostles College"
Among other reasons, this Program is Revolutionary because:
1) It enables students to acquire an Associate's degree in the Great Books totally online by the end of 12th grade and a Bachelor's degree as little as two years later.
2) Thanks to the agreement between the Angelicum Academy and Holy Apostles College, total tuition cost for the BA degree is under $30,000, while the average total cost of a four-year BA in private colleges is $180,000+.
3) It includes 12 credits of online Theology courses developed for the Angelicum Academy by Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J.
COLLEGE CREDITS: Angelicum Academy students may earn from 1-75 college credits while home schooling (in grades 9-12) or while in high school, or later. They may earn their accredited Associate’s degree (from Holy Apostles College -requires 60 credits) while in high school or home school (grades 9-12, or later), or they may take individual college-level courses for transfer elsewhere – to other of the hundreds of colleges and universities that accept ACE recommended credits. Students who earn their Associate’s degree while in home school (grades 9-12) or high school, may earn a further 15 credits then as well, enabling them to complete 75 credits towards their accredited bachelor’s degree (requires 120 credits) – that is nearly 2/3rds of their bachelor’s degree, for a fraction of the cost elsewhere.
For more information about this program, see: http://www.angelicum.net/degree-program/
● The University of South Africa and the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin Thomistic Studies Research Doctoral Programs:
The University of South Africa in Pretoria has an online research doctoral program (PhD) in Philosophy that includes Thomistic studies. The Aquinas School of Leadership in the US is helping to promote this program for students contemplating, or currently, pursuing a graduate Master’s degree in Thomistic Studies and link this degree from the University of South Africa to a follow-up, second Ph. D. degree from the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.
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. The time limit for completion of the Pretoria program is 6 years.
For information about this program, contact Dr. Peter A. Redpath at:
● Check Out the Following Site as a Great Resource Tool: Library Genesis
You can download scholarly works to your computer, bookmark them, read them from the computer, send them to a printer, etc.
Fore example, immediately below are offerings related to Mortimer J. Adler and St. Thomas Aquinas:
You can download them to your computer, bookmark them and read them from the computer, send them to a printer, etc.
● 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:
Also, see a list of thought-provoking articles by Aquinas School of Philosophy founder Dr. Dennis Bonnette at this site:
● The International Étienne Gilson Society, Studia Gilsoniana
—The IEGS again congratulates Fr. Pawel Tarasiewicz and his Editorial Staff for the exceptionally high quality of the recent issue of the Studia Gilsoniana journal. Go to this link to see the 2018 issues through September:
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:
See the following link to make a donation to the work of the IEGS:
● New from Telos Press Publishing:
The Tyranny of Values and Other Texts, by Carl Schmitt. Translated by Samuel Garrett Zeitlin. Edited by Russell A. Merman and Samuel Garrett Zeitlin, with a Preface by David Pan
For More information, go to: http://www.telospress.com/
● Go to the following links to see new titles from from En Route Books & Media, St. Augustine Press, and Ignatius Press:
● Our Colleague Robert Trundle Announces Publication of His Latest Book Consciousness and Being: From Being to Truth in the Thomistic Tradition by Wipf and Stock Publisher:
This book is of vital interest to anyone who yearns to know how science, theology, ethics, art, and politics do really afford objective truths. Not only that, but how these truths in seemingly clashing areas are interrelated by common sense and rooted in our incontrovertible consciousness of Being itself. Being itself, as the basis for truth, is defended against truth-denying modern philosophers who, having headed in the wrong direction with tragic costs of murderous ideologies, have completely misunderstood the simple origin of truth in the realist tradition of Aristotle, Aquinas, Étienne Gilson, and others. Their profoundness is not bamboozled by the covert and corrupting sophism of today’s teachings. Anyone interested in surmounting these teachings that include political correctness and a false divide of fact from value, which paralyze the very modern ethics that helped to create them, should read this book. The book reveals how ethics, art, and politics can be as true as the sciences that inform them.
“Trundle’s insights are a breadth of fresh air. If appreciated, his astuteness will liberate present-day philosophy, science in general, ethics, art, and politics from the shackles of both skepticism and sophistry that have chained them for so many centuries. I applaud Robert C Trundle for authoring this ground-breaking and redemptive work.”
—Peter A. Redpath, Rector, Adler-Aquinas Institute; Chair, Holy Apostles College and Seminary—St. John Paul II Graduate Concentration in Christian Wisdom; and Senior Fellow Center for the Study of The Great Ideas
For More Information, See: https://wipfandstock.com/consciousness-and-being.html
● Our Colleague Ken Bryson Announces Publication of His Latest Book A Systems Analysis of Medicine: Healing Medicine by Ibidem Press/Columbia University Press
For More Information, See: https://cup.columbia.edu/search-results?keyword=Ken+Bryson
Also see recent publications by Ken (on the Eucharist; and Compassion) in the Sophia Philosophical Review:
● Co-founders of American Philanthropic Consulting Firm Announce Publication of New Fundraising Guide
About the Book: In The Forgotten Foundations of Fundraising, Jeremy Beer and Jeffrey Cain, co-founders of American Philanthropic, a leading consulting firm for nonprofit organizations, offer practical lessons and unconventional wisdom for both nonprofit leaders and novices in the art and science of raising money. An entertaining, informative, and eminently useful guide that draws on psychology, data, and real-world experience to explain what really drives successful fundraising.
The book is now available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million
● From The Center for the Study of The Great Ideas to Give Someone a Present of a Membership in the Center, See:
Contact Peter Redpath (Peterredpath@aquinasschoolofleadership.com) to post information on the Center’s blogspot:
● 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:
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