The SMART meetings at the ACPA have been scheduled:


2014 Annual ACPA Meeting

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Ave. NW

 Washington, DC 20001


Friday Morning, 10 October 2014: 10am to 12 noon


Society for Medieval and Renaissance Thomism I                                                   Congressional C 

Organizer & Chair: Thomas M. Osborne, Center for Thomistic Studies, University of St. Thomas (TX)

Speaker:          Br. Raymund Snyder, O.P., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception  (Washington, DC)

                        “Article or Preamble? A Reconsideration of Cardinal Cajetan's Later Comments on the

                        Rational Demonstrability of the Immortal Soul”

Speaker:          Charles Douglas Robertson, Center for Thomistic Studies, University of St. Thomas (TX)

                        "John Capreolus on the Formal Object of Metaphysics"


 Sunday Morning, 12 October 2014 9am to 11am

Society for Medieval and Renaissance Thomism II                                             Olympic

Chair:              R. J. Matava, Christendom College.

Speaker:          Br. Innocent Smith, OP, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, DC)

                        “Doctrinal Preaching and the Summa Theologiae”

Speaker:          Domenic D'Ettore, Marian University

                        “Not a little confusing?: Sylvester of Ferrara’s Hybrid doctrine of Analogy.”


ACPA Meeting "Dispositions, Habits, and Virtues" (October 10-12, 2014)

The preliminary conference schedule is now online for the 2014 annual meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. The conference will meet in Washington, D.C., hosted by The Catholic University of America, with the theme “Dispositions, Habits, and Virtues”. Registration information is here. Plenary speakers are Susan Haack, Timothy B. Noone, Daniel Dahlstrom, Marilyn McCord Adams, and the Aquinas Medalist is John Rist. For the second year, the conference has expanded its offerings, and there many satellite sessions on a variety of topics.

Dominican Colloquium in Berkeley Concludes

A colloquium sponsored by the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology in Berkeley, on the intersection between philosophy and theology has just concluded.  Each main presenter was paired with a respondent in theology. Main talks by Msgr. Robert Sokolowski, Linda Zagzebski, Edward Feser, Fr. Michael Dodds, John Searle, Fr. Michał Paluch, Allred Freddoso, and John O’Callaghan received responses from Fr. Richard Schenk, Fr. Bernhard Blankenhorn, Fr. Simon Gaine, Steven Long, Fr. Michael Dodds, Matthew Levering, Fr. Thomas Joseph White, and Fr. Michael Sherwin, respectively. Over fifty breakout-session papers were also delivered. The main papers and responses, and a selection from the breakout papers, are to appear later in Nova et Vetera. The organizers consider this colloquium to be the first of an ongoing series, to be held every three years.