Saturday, October 17, 2009

Conference: “Aquinas and the Arabs" (Marquette)


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October 17, 2009, 1:30-7:00 pm 
and
October 18, 2009, 12:00 - 5:00 pm

   “Aquinas and the Arabs / Thomas d’Aquin et ses sources arabes”
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Organized by 
the Aquinas and the Arabs International Working Group, Marquette University,
and sponsored by 
the Commissio Leonina, Paris,  France, and
the Departments of Philosophy and Theology at Marquette University, 
and the Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
with funding from the Mellon Fund and the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

Location: Marquette University Raynor Memorial Library
Beaumier Conference Center

Presenters & Presiders

Fr. Timothy Bellamah, O.P., Commissio Leonina, Paris & Washington, D.C.
Mr Nathan Blackerby, Marquette University
Rev. Fabio Gibiino, O.P., Commissio Leonina, Paris, 
Prof. R. E. Houser, University of St Thomas, Houston, 
Prof. Mark Johnson, Marquette University,
Prof. Luis Xavier López-Farjeat, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City,
Prof. Richard C. Taylor, Marquette University, 
Prof. David B. Twetten, Marquette University,
Ms Rosa Vargas Della Casa, Marquette University


SCHEDULE

Friday October 16, 2009
Evening (7:30 pm): Welcoming Reception at the Home of 
Prof. David B. Twetten
1895 Pilgrim W  Brookfield WI
(for directions use Googlemaps or Mapquest)

Saturday October 17, 2009, 1:30 - 7:00 pm

1:30-2:45 Session Chair: Prof. David Twetten, Marquette University
Presenter: Prof. Rollen E. Houser, University of St Thomas, Houston, 
“Avicenna on Truth”

2:50-4:05 Session Chair: Prof. Richard C. Taylor, Marquette University
Presenter: Luis Xavier López-Farjeat, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, 
“Maimonides on Religious Beliefs”

4:10-6:10 Session Chair: Prof. R. E. Houser, University of St. Thomas, Houston
Presenter: Prof. Richard C. Taylor, Marquette University, 
“Intellect and Intelligibles in the Commentary on the Sentences: Avicenna, Averroes and Aquinas.”

6:15-7:00 Roundtable session: Presentation of the Aquinas and the Arabs Project on Thomas Aquinas’s Commentary on the Sentences
Presenters: Profs. Houser, Taylor and López Farjeat

7:30 pm Reception with buffet dinner at the home of Prof. Taylor.
14360 Indian Ridge Drive, Brookfield, WI 53005
(for directions use Mapquest or Googlemaps)


Sunday October 18, 2008, 12:00-5:00 pm
Advanced Graduate Student Presentations

12:00-1:15  Session Chair: Fr. Timothy Bellamah, O.P., Commissio Leonina, Paris & Washington, D.C.
Presenter: Rev. Fabio Gibiino, O.P., Commissio Leonina, Paris, 
“Saint Thomas et la science divine.”

1:20-2:35 Session Chair: Prof. David Twetten, Marquette University 
Presenter:  Ms. Rosa Vargas Della Casa, Marquette Univesity, 
“Thomas Aquinas on the Possibility or Impossibility of a Conceptual Apprehension of Esse.”

2:40-3:55 Session Chair: Prof. Mark Johnson, Marquette University
Presenter: Mr Nathan Blackerby, Marquette University, 
“On the Origins of Aquinas’s Dualism. An Exposition of Aquinas’s Metaphysics of Soul and a Comparison with His Sources.”

4:00: Concluding Open Discussion

5:30: dinner at a local restaurant.
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