How Truth Is Approached Through Error: Rereading Aquinas's Project at Summa Theologiae Ia-IIae, qq. 1 and 2


Location: Saint Mary's College, O'Laughlin Auditorium

Alasdair MacIntyre, Rev. John A. O’Brien Senior Research Professor (emeritus) at the University of Notre Dame; senior research fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Aristotelian Studies in Ethics and Politics at London Metropolitan University

This is the Saint Mary’s College 2011 McMahon Aquinas Lecture. A reception will follow the lecture.

The Edna and George McMahon Aquinas Chair in Philosophy sponsors an annual lecture on a topic related to the thought of Thomas Aquinas. Some of these topics deal directly with Aquinas’ own writings; others address questions or themes with which Aquinas himself was occupied, but approach them from perspectives that are not necessarily Aquinas’ own (including contemporary perspectives and perspectives drawn from disciplines other than philosophy and theology); and still other topics draw inspiration from Aquinas’ quest to find truth concerning important matters wherever he could—especially using the resources of both faith and reason—while exploring issues Aquinas himself never addressed (or perhaps even imagined).

Members of the public, as well as the Saint Mary’s community, are cordially invited to attend these lectures.