2000 Summer Colloquium


John Boler, University of Washington (Emeritus)

Charles Brittain, Cornell University

Jeff Brower, University of St. Thomas/ Purdue University

Susan Brower-Toland, Cornell University

Mark Case, Cornell University

Jorge Gracia, State University of New York, Buffalo

Jeff Hause, St. John’s Seminary College

Dan Kaufman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Peter King, Ohio State University

Brian Leftow, Fordham University

Scott MacDonald, Cornell University

Colleen McCluskey, St. Louis University

Claudia Murphy, University of Toronto

Creighton Rosental, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Christina Van Dyke, St. Louis University

Pete Wetherbee, Cornell University

Jim Wetzel, Colgate University

Thomas Williams, University of Iowa

Tobin Woodruff, University of Toronto

Kate Woolfitt, Cornell University


Thursday, June 1

1:30-2:45 Session 1: Jeff Brower,

“Real Distinctions in a Simple God: Aquinas on the Trinity”


2:45-3:00 Short break


3:00-4:15 Session 2: Charles Brittain,

“Intellectual Memory in Augustine (Conf. X 8-38)”


4:15-4:45 Full break


4:45-6:00 Session 3: Christina Van Dyke,

“Aquinas’s Unconstitutional Account of Human Persons”


7:15 Picnic at Stewart Park


Friday, June 2


9:00-10:15 Session 4: Jeff Hause,

“Aquinas on the Bad Use of Virtue”


10:15-10:45 Full break


10:45-12:00 Session 5: Colleen McCluskey,

“Albertus Magnus and Thomas Aquinas on the Freedom of Human Action”


12:00-1:30 Lunch


1:30-2:45 Session 6: Jorge Gracia,

“Anselm: Ratio quaerens beatitudinem”


2:45-3:00 Short break


3:00-4:15 Session 7: Thomas Williams,

“Sin, Grace, and Redemption in Abelard”


4:15-4:45 Full break


4:45-6:00 Session 8: Jim Wetzel,

“The Problem of Evil in Hell: Dante’s Way Out”


7:30 Pizza at Scott MacDonald’s (130 Sunset Drive)


Saturday, June 3


9:00-10:15 Session 9: Creighton Rosental,

“Aquinas on Demonstrating the Eternity of the World”


10:15-10:45 Full break


10:45-12:00 Session 10: Brian Leftow,

“Aquinas on Number”


12:00-1:30 Lunch


1:30-2:45 Session 11: Peter King,

“Scotus’s Theory of Modality”


2:45-3:00 Short break


3:00-4:15 Session 12: Susan Brower-Toland,

“Ockham’s Three Theories of Judgment”


4:15-4:45 Full break


4:45-6:00 Session 13: Dan Kaufman,

“Absolute and Ordained Power and Descartes’ Eternal Truths”


7:30 Dinner at Hai Hong Chinese Restaurant

(602 W. State St.–corner of State and Meadow)