The Catholic University of America


School of Philosophy
The Catholic University of America


Fall 2012 Lecture Series 

Aristotle's De Anima

In memory of Kurt J. Pritzl, O.P. (1952-2011) 

"...with good reason we should place the inquiry about the soul among the primary studies."


September 7                             Edward Halper, University of Georgia
Aristotle’s De Anima and the Possibility of Thinking Being                       

September 21                           Jean De Groot, The Catholic University of America
Pritzl on Aristotle's De Anima

September 28                           Kevin White, The Catholic University of America
                                                  Aquinas and De Anima III.6: A Response to Kurt Pritzl

October 5                                  Arthur Madigan, Boston College (video)
Dialectical Inquiry in Aristotle, De Anima I                                                 

October 12                                Sean Kelsey, University of Notre Dame (video)
Aristotle on Thinking vs. Perceiving                                                           

October 19                                Jonathan Beere, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (video)
                                                   The Intellectual Capacity as the Form of the Human Animal

October 26                                Ronald Polansky, Duquesne University (video)
Aristotle on Accidental Perception                    

November 9                              Andrea Falcon, Concordia University (video)
The Place of the De Anima in Aristotle's Explanatory Project

November 16                            Therese Druart, The Catholic University of America  (video)
Aristotle or Galen?  Islamic Philosophers on Animal Cognition and Behavior 

November 30                            Richard Taylor, Marquette University (cancelled)
Averroes on Knowing Separate Substances

December 7                              Timothy Noone, The Catholic University of America (video)
Scotus and Scotists on Aristotle's De Anima


All lectures are held at 2:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of Aquinas Hall at
The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 20064

Live streaming video of most lectures can be viewed at Afterwards a link will be posted above where the video can be viewed at any time on YouTube.

A research guide to this lecture series is available through the CUA Library.

This series is made possible by a generous grant from the Franklin J. Matchette Foundation
and the support of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation and the George Dougherty Foundation. 

For further information, contact the Office of the Dean, School of Philosophy, 202-319-5259,

To request disability accommodations, contact Mary Z. Smith (x5259) at least a week prior to the event.  A good faith effort will be made to provide the accommodations requested.