CFP: Analytical Approaches to Thomas Aquinas


CRACOW, 26th of MAY 2012

We have a pleasure to announce that on the 26th of May 2012 in Cracow, Poland it will take place an international conference on Philosophy an Theology devoted to the contemporary approaches to the work of saint Thomas Aquinas. We would like to encourage an inquiry whether his thought, despite the development in philosophy since the medieval times, may be a source of vital inspiration for theology, metaphysics, ethics and philosophical anthropology.

The invited speakers are the most notable researchers of Aquinas’ thought:

  • Dr Stephen Boulter (Oxford Brookes University)
  • Dr Petr Dvořak (Czech Academy of Sciences)
  • Dr Jan Kiełbasa (Jagiellonian University, Cracow)

There is also planned a philosophical workshop by Dr Sebastian Kołodziejczyk (Jagiellonian University/UNIGE).

All lectures are open for audience and will be hold in English. However, we kindly ask all participants of the workshop for earlier registration, as the previous reading materials are to be provided.

Until the 10th of May we await the abstracts for talks (not more than 2500 words, in English exclusively). Speeches (20-30 minutes) should be in agreement with one of the following topics:

– the ideas of Aquinas in the perspective of the contemporary discussions in metaphysics (especially in the analytic tradition), philosophy of religion, ethics and philosophical anthropology.

– the thoughts of Aquinas as a crucial element of the modern theological discussions.

– the possibility of using Aquinas ideas in approaching the contemporary issues in the borderline of philosophy and theology: relations of science and religion, models of rationality, role of religion in the public sphere.

Please send abstracts via e-mail to the following address: using the application form on our website

The conference is being organised by The Scientific Association of Philosophy Students at the Jagiellonian University and the Polish Province of the Dominican Order. It will take place in the convent of the Order in Cracow (Stolarska Street 7). The programme will appear soon on our web page.



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