Denison University Hosts Philosophers Association
Date of Event: October 27, 2006
Posted: October 20, 2006
Denison University is the site of the 80th annual meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association (ACPA). Set for Friday to Sunday (Oct. 27 to 29), more than 100 members from across the country have registered for the sessions, which will take place on campus and at The Granville Inn and the College Town House. Denison Professor Tony Lisska, who is serving as president of the association this year, has made the arrangements for this year's meetings.
Plenary speakers for the meeting, which has the general theme of "Intelligence and the Philosophy of Mind," include Sir Anthony Kenny of St. John's College, Oxford, England, Professor John Haldane of St. Andrews University, Scotland, and Professor Kurt Pritzl, O.P., dean of the School of Philosophy at Catholic University of America. Haldane and Kenny also are giving lectures and colloquia at Denison. Lisska will give his presidential address on Sunday morning.
A concelebrated mass will be held at St. Edward the Confessor church (785 NewarkRoad). An exhibit of books is set for the Great Hall at the Inn throughout the meeting days and 13 other philosophical societies and groups will also hold satellite sessions during the weekend. The University is hosting a reception for the visiting philosophers on Saturday evening at the Avery Downer House. At the Saturday evening banquet William Jaworski, Fordham University, will be given the ACPA Young Scholar's Award and James South, Marquette University, will introduce Sir Kenny as the Aquinas Medalist. Kenny's topic that night is "Philosophia Perennis?"
Sir Kenny's topic at the Saturday morning plenary session is "The Origin of the Intellectual Soul," while Haldane will speak on "The Metaphysics of Intellect(ion)." Pritzl's plenary session topic on Sunday morning is "The Place of Intellect in Aristotle" and Lisska will speak on "A Look at Inner Sense in Aquinas: A Long-Neglected Faculty Psychology."
The meetings will close with a luncheon and discussion on philosophical issues in theological discussions.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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