The Society for Medieval and Renaissance Thomism (S.M.A.R.T.) is planning a session for the 2014 meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, Washington, D.C., 9-12 October 2014. It is accepting papers on all aspects of Thomism from 1274 to the publication of the Carmelite Cursus Theologiae (1631-1701), with a preference for the period from John Capreolus (d. 1444) to John of St. Thomas (1589-1644). Please send papers and direct enquiries to Thomas Osborne at osborntm[at]stthom[dot]edu.
The 24th Annual Aquinas Lecture at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, CA, will be given by Dr. Diana Fritz-Cates, Associate Professor of Religious Ethics at The University of Iowa, on Wednesday, March 12, at 7:30 pm PST (10:30 pm EST). Entitled “Hatred in the Light of Love: A Thomistic Analysis,” the live-streamed presentation will present a conceptual and ethical analysis of hatred, based on the moral psychology of St. Thomas Aquinas.
I wanted to let folks know about this position. We have placed the ad in PhilJobs and on the ACPA Web Site, and they should be up soon. I don't know how to link it, so here is the ad.
University of St. Thomas, Houston TX. One year sabbatical replacement. Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning August 2014. 4/4 course load. Ph.D. preferred; ABD considered.
Courses to be taught: Required courses in the university core: Human Person, Ethics, Metaphysics, Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Modern Philosophy. Required courses are taught from a Thomistic perspective.
AOS: Open, but facility with the Latin texts of Thomas Aquinas is essential;
Send complete dossier to Dr. Thomas Osborne, Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of St. Thomas. 3800 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006-4696. FAX 713-942-3464.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
UST is a private institution committed to the liberal arts and to the religious, ethical, and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education. Applications should address applicant's knowledge of the Thomistic tradition and support of the mission of Catholic higher education in light of Ex corde Ecclesiae and Fides et Ratio.
I missed the recent publication of David Braine's "The Roots of Creativity in Speech and Thought" from CUA Press. I have been waiting for it. His "The Human Person: Animal & Spirit" seems to me one of the best contemporary books on Philosophy of MInd. In this earlier book on the human person, he uses the peculiar features of human language to argue that linguistic understanding and thinking have no bodily organ, and uses this material in his argument for the further positions that human persons transcend the body. I wish that more people would read his work.