2016 Aquinas Lecture

The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce its 2016 Aquinas Lecturer and recipient of its Aquinas Medal: Dr. Eileen Sweeney, UD Class of 1979. Professor Sweeney is an expert on medieval philosophy, with an emphasis on the thought of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. She has written three books and about thirty articles on medieval philosophers, especially St. Anselm and St. Thomas Aquinas. Her lecture, “Aquinas as Ecstatic Aristotelian: Literary Reflections on the Summa theologiae,” will explore the ways in which Aristotelian and biblical authorities are deployed and intertwined in the Summa, stretching, sometimes beyond the breaking point, the Aristotelian notions which function as the primary vehicle of explanation of the notions of will, passion, and virtue.

Eileen Sweeney

Public Lecture: Thursday, January 28, at 7:30PM in Lynch Auditorium (reception following)

Informal Student Discussion: Friday, January 29, at 12:00PM in Upstairs Haggar Reception

Graduate Seminar: Friday, January 29, at 2:00PM in the Gorman Faculty Lounge

Seminar Texts Here



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