The Catholic University of America


School of Philosophy

The Catholic University of America

Fall 2008 Lecture Series


Metaphysical Themes - In Honor of John F. Wippel



September 12                            Gregory T. Doolan, The Catholic University of America
                                                   Aquinas on Substance as a Metaphysical Genus
September 26                            Brian Shanley, O.P., Providence College
                                                   Thomas Aquinas on Demonstrating God’s Providence
October 3                                  Jan Aertsen, University of Cologne
   Why is Metaphysics called First Philosophy in the Middle Ages?
October 10                                Marilyn McCord Adams, Oxford University
                                                   Why Bodies as Well as Minds in the Life to Come?
October 17                                Stephen Brown, Boston College
                                                   The Role of Metaphysics in Theology according to Godfrey of Fontaines
October 24                                Dominic O’Meara, University of Fribourg
                                                   The Transformation of Metaphysics in Late Antiquity
October 31                                Andreas Speer, University of Cologne
The Fragile Convergence: Structures of Metaphysical Thinking
November 7                               Carlos Bazan, University of Ottawa
                                                   On Angels and Human Beings
November 14                             Eleonore Stump, Saint Louis University
                                                   God’s Simplicity, the Knowledge of Persons, and the Knowledge of God
November 21                             James Ross, University of Pennsylvania
                                                   Merely Metaphysical Possibility?
December 5                               Robert Sokolowski, The Catholic University of America
                                                   The Science of Being as Being



September 19, 2008

 John F. Wippel

Theodore Basselin Professor of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America

“Thomas Aquinas on Philosophy and the Preambles of Faith”




 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,