Dr Dragos Calma (UCD): 'The Child and the Stars: Thinking without Bodies in the Middle Ages'
When: Thursday, 13 February 2020
Edith Stein's Finite and eternal Being is among her works the one in which the phenomenological and scholastic traditions are most closely united. In consequence, identifying its exact argument presents a challenge, to the phenomenologist and the scholastic alike. In this seminar we shall attempt to identify this argument through a close reading of the text with the help of scholars from different traditions and backgrounds.
When: Saturday, 08 February 2020
The Maynooth Annual Aquinas Lecture 2019: Tolerance and Intolerance: Some Major Aspects of the Philosophy of Black Slavery in Latin American Scholasticism
The 2019 Aquinas Lecture in celebration of the UNESCO World Philosophy Day. All are welcome!
When: Thursday, 21 November 2019
MU Philosophy Department is going to host a lecture by Professor Maeve Cooke (UCD) on ethical responses to the ecological crisis. All Welcome.
When: Thursday, 14 November 2019
Prof . Josep Puig Montada, Complutense University of Madrid, Euro-Mediterranean University Institute will give a seminar on 'Hassan Hanafi, an Islamic Revolutionary'. Followed by a wine reception.
When: Friday, 03 May 2019
Prof. Jeffrey Bishop (Tenet Endowed Chair in Health Care Ethics, St. Louis University) will speak in the Invited Speakers Series on ‘Building Moral Brains: Moral Bioenhancement and the Being of Technology’. Followed by a wine reception. ALL WELCOME!
When: Thursday, 02 May 2019
Professor Thomas Sheehan will present a paper in the invited speakers' series entitled 'Ways Through and Beyond Heidegger'. A reception will follow. ALL ARE WELCOME!
When: Thursday, 25 April 2019
Annual Aquinas Lecture 2019: Prof. Andreas Speer 'Officium sapientis: The Pursuit of Wisdom and the Office of the Wise'
Ordering things rightly and governing them well – that is what we call wisdom. Thomas Aquinas adopts this Aristotelian definition of philosophy, and makes it the starting point for reconsidering the place of philosophy and theology in view of new ideas concerning some of the so-called “big” questions which triggered the debates at the universities of his time. But what can we learn from those debates of the past? The lecture will point to some important aspects, in which a close reading of Thomas’ texts and a careful reconstruction of his arguments might help us to understand the historical context of those questions. Moreover, Thomas offers interesting answers worth reading and discussing even today. What drives us when we strive for knowledge and understanding? Which responsibilities do we have concerning our knowledge? To assume responsibility is the task of the wise.
When: Thursday, 07 March 2019
The Postgraduate Open Evening at Maynooth University will take place on the 26th February 2019, from 4-8pm in the Maynooth University Library
When: Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Is language creative? Is the world a text, perhaps even a story? What is the relationship between speech and the reality of our own lives, that is, our own stories? And is time itself measured by language? These and related questions stand at the centre of Book XI of Augustine’s Confessions, to which the Department of Philosophy is devoting a seminar.
When: Thursday, 21 February 2019