The Catholic University of America

School of Philosophy 

The Catholic University of America

Fall 2004 Lecture Series


Weakness of Will


September 10                             Kenneth Dorter, University of Guelph
                                                  How Weak Is the Will in Plato's Republic?
September 17                             Alfred Mele, Florida State University
                                                  Akratic Action and Libertarianism
September 24                             Lloyd Gerson, University of Toronto
                                                  Weakness of the Will and the Neoplatonic Synthesis
October 1                                   Bonnie Kent, University of California, Irvine
                                                  Appetite, Anger, and Shame: Aquinas on Moral Weakness
October 8                                   Tobias Hoffmann, The Catholic University of America
                                                  Henry of Ghent and Duns Scotus on Weakness of Will
October 15                                 Ann Hartle, Emory University
                                                  Montaigne's Marvelous Weakness
October 22                                 John McCarthy, The Catholic University of America
                                                  Descartes' "Feeble Spirits"
October 29                                 Thomas Hill, University of North Carolina
                                                  Kant on Weakness of Will
November 5                               Tracy Strong, University of California, San Diego
                                                  Nietzsche and the Impotence of the Will to Power
November 12                              Giuseppe Mazzotta, Yale University
                                                  Dante: Healing the Wounded Will
November 19                              Richard Restak, The George Washington University
                                                  Weakness of the Will - A Neurologist's Perspective
December 3                                Alasdair MacIntyre, University of Notre Dame
                                                  Conflicts of Desire  




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. 

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,