The Catholic University of America


School of Philosophy

The Catholic University of America

Fall 2005 Lecture Series


Natural Moral Law in Contemporary Society



September 9                             Robert Sokolowski, The Catholic University of America
                                                 Discovery and Obligation in Natural Law
September 16                           Jorge Garcia, Boston College
                                                Virtues and the Moral Law
September 23                           Jean De Groot, The Catholic University of America
                                                Teleology and Evidence: Reasoning About Human Nature
September 30                           David S. Oderberg, University of Reading
                                                The Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Law
October 7                                  Frank Slade, Saint Francis College
                                                 Versions of Political Philosophy
October 14                                V. Bradley Lewis, The Catholic University of America
                                                 Natural Law and the Problem of Public Reason
October 21                                Nelson Lund, George Mason University
                                                 The Natural Moral Law in the United States Supreme Court
November 4                              Luke Gormally, Linacre Centre for Healthcare Ethics
                                                 The Good of Health and the Ends of Medicine
November 11                            J. Budziszewski, University of Texas at Austin
                                                 Natural Law as Fact, as Theory, and as Sign of Contradiction
November 18                            Mary Keys, University of Notre Dame
                                                 Politics Pointing beyond the polis and the politeia: Aquinas on
                                                 Natural Law and the Common Good
December 2                               John Rist, University of Toronto and the Istituto Patristico Augustinianum
                                                 Aesthetics and Ethics: Some Common Problems of Foundationalism



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,