The Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy: Schedule

Sponsored by the Marquette University Department of Philosophy (website), Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI).

Fall 2005 Schedule:

  • September 16-17, 2005: The Third Midwestern Conference in Medieval Philosophy.
  • November 5, 2005, 2-3:30 pm: Aquinas and the Arabs: A Text Seminar. Richard C. Taylor on Thomas Aquinas: In 4 Sent, d.49, q.2, a.1, Resp. See texts. Location: Alumni Memorial Union 131
  • November 10, 2005, 6 pm: Josep Puig Montada, Universidad Complutense de Madrid: Ethics and Politics in Averroes. Location Alumni Memorial Union 254. Also: Friday, November 11, 2005, 2:00 pm: "Necessity, Possibility and Potency in Averroes." Location: Alumni Memorial Union 227
  • December 3, 2005, 1 pm: Roslyn Weiss, Lehigh University, "A Man for All Reasons: Maimonides’ Account of the Ritual Commandments." Location: Alumni Memorial Union 313

Spring 2006 Schedule:


Call for Applications

The Marquette University Mid-West Seminar on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy invites applications for the presentation of a paper in Ancient or Medieval Philosophy at a meeting of the Seminar on Thursday, March 30, 2006. (Due to a very active Spring term in the Marquette Philosophy Department, at present it appears that the seminar will have to be scheduled for March 30. 2006.) For the Winter/Spring term there will be one award. The presenter will be reimbursed up to $500 maximum for travel, room and board expenses only. In most cases this amount will cover all expenses for presenters from North America although applications from elsewhere are welcome. Past participants have come from the US, Canada, England, Israel, Italy and Finland. Deadline: December 1, 2005. Decision by December 20.

The presenter, as well as any visiting scholar, is welcome to make use of Marquette University’s Library which houses one of the finest collections of philosophical materials on Ancient and Medieval thought in the Mid-West. Available electronic resources include: Patrologia Latina; CETEDOC; Thesaurus Linguae Graecae; Past Masters; International Medieval Bibliography; Index Thomisticus; Philosophers’ Index; Index Islamicus; Encyclopaedia of Islam; Encyclopaedia Judaica, and many others (see listing).

Marquette University Faculty Participants:

  • Owen Goldin (Ancient)
  • Susanne Foster (Ancient, Ethics)
  • John Jones (Medieval Social Thought, Neoplatonism)
  • James South (Late Medieval & Renaissance)
  • Andrew Tallon (NeoThomism, phenomenology)
  • Richard C. Taylor (Medieval Latin & Arabic)
  • Roland Teske, S.J., (Medieval, Augustine, Philosophy of Religion)
  • David Twetten (Medieval, Aquinas)

and others from Marquette and other regional universities. Recent visiting participants in the seminar have included:

  • Suzanne Stern-Gillet (Bolton Institute)
  • Alfred Ivry (New York University)
  • Thomas Williams (University of Iowa)
  • Eugene Garver (Saint John’s University)
  • Patricia Curd (Purdue University)
  • Cristina D’Ancona (Università di Padova)
  • John Sisko (College of William and Mary)
  • Jeffrey E. Brower (Purdue University)
  • Mary J. Sirridge (Lousiana State University)
  • Richard Tierney (University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee)
  • Kenneth Seeskin (Northwestern University)
  • Ruth Glassner (Hebrew University, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem)
  • Steven Harvey (Bar Ilan University)
  • Ray Weiss (University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee)
  • Hye-Kyung Kim (University of Wisconsin at Green Bay)
  • Lorraine Pangle (University of Texas at Austin)

Application Procedure

Send a précis of the proposed presentation with cover letter and cv. Applications from advanced graduate students are welcome but must include a letter of support from the student’s dissertation director.  NOTE: E-mail applications are preferred. Submit applications or requests for information to:

Richard C. Taylor
Department of Philosophy, Marquette University
P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881 USA.
Alternate email:
Telephone: (414)-288-5649. Fax: (414) 288-3010