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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Aquinas Leadership International Update - October 2019

Peter A. Redpath writes to update us on activities at ALI and other organizations

  • Our condolences go out to our colleagues at the Marcel Society upon the death of K. R. Hanley:Dear Members and Friends of the Marcel Society,
    With great regret, President of the Gabriel Marcel Society Brendan Sweetman has informed us of the passing of K. R. Hanley, former Professor of Philosophy at Le Moyne College, Marcel scholar, and a founding member of the Marcel Society. K.R. was 87, and had been ill for some time. In later years, she lived in Falmouth, Mass. Those of us who worked with K.R. over the years have fond memories of a very sincere, spiritual lady who cared deeply about her students, of stimulating presentations and discussions, great humor, as well as her complete dedication to her calling as a professor and educator. May she rest in peace.
    Her full obituary from Le Moyne College, along with funeral arrangements, can be found here:
    At a later date, the Marcel Society will honor K.R. in a special way.
    We will inform you about this as soon as we receive the information. 
  • See the links below to recently-published books by our colleagues:
*Title:  With a Diamond in My Shoe:
A Philosopher's Search for Identity in America
The intellectual autobiography of a leading figure in the field of Latin American philosophy
Author: Jorge J. E. Gracia
Publisher: SUNY Series: Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture
*Title: EuropeCivilizations ClashingFrom Athens to the European Union
Authors: Piotr Jaroszynski and Lindael Rolstone
Publisher: Peter Lang Series: Studies in Politics, Security and Society

*Title: Ciphers of TranscendenceEssays in Philosophy of Religion in Honor of Patrick Masterson
Author: Fran O'Rourke (ed.)
Publisher: Irish Academic Press: Festschrift

* Title: Modernity as ApocalypseSacred Nihilism and the Counterfeits of Logos
Author: Thaddeus J. Kozinski
Publisher: Angelico Press

* Title: Ritorno all'essereAddio al metafisica moderna
Author: Vittorio Possenti
Publisher: Armando, Rome
  • A copy of Richard Fafara's 2017 Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies Étienne Gilson Lecture is now available
To obtain a copy of Richard Fafara's 2018 PIMS Gilson Lecture, please email Megan Jones ( at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval studies in Toronto. For more information about the lecture and publication, see:

  • See the Inaugural Volume of Public Philosophy Press by Kelly Fitzsimmons-Burton and review of the monograph at:
  • Ignatius Press invites you to help bring Flannery O'Connor's literary work to television and movies. For more information, see:
  • Announcing a 06 November 2019, 1-night viewing of the film, 
  • "The Divine Plan"
Produced by: Robert Orlando
Based on the book A Pope and a President co-authored by: Robert Orlando and Paul Kengo
  • Go to the following link for information about a Benedict XVI Institute WORLD PREMIER EVENT:
  • Check out recent radio interviews by our colleagues James Hanink and Mario-Ramos Reyes on the En Route Media WCAT radio show, “The Open Door” at:
  • Journey Films announces new screening of a Dorothy Day film
Title: "Revolution of the Heart: The Dorothy Day Story"
For more information, see:
  • Go to this link for upcoming Philadelphia-area events sponsored by the International Institute for Culture:
  • Announcing a “Call for Papers” for the 7th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Dates: 03–06 January 2020
Location: Athens, Greece
Sponsoring organization: "Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts"
For abstract submission, and other, conference details, see:
  • Announcing extension of “Call for Papers” for the 2020 Annual Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Conference
Topic: “After the Welfare State: Reconceiving Mutual Aid”
Keynote speaker: Catherine Malabou, Kingston University and University of California, Irvine
Dates: 15–16 February 2020
Location: Deutsches Haus at New York University
New York, NY
Abstract submission information and guidelines:
Abstracts for this conference will only be accepted from current Telos-Paul Piccone Institute members. To become a member, please visit the membership enrollment page. Telos-Paul Piccone Institute memberships are valid until the end of the annual New York City conference.
Scholars from all disciplines are invited to submit 250-word abstracts along with a short c.v. to by 05 November 2019. Please place "The 2020 Telos Conference" in the email's subject line.
For more Conference information, see:
  • Announcing 3 upcoming conferences at Marquette University:
1) Topic: "Themes in the Work of Sarah Brodie"
Dates: 20–21 February 2020
Location: Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
For more information,; phone: 414-288-5949.
2) Annual Aquinas Lectureship at Marquette
Speaker: Sarah Brodie, Professor of Moral Philosophy and Wardlaw Professor at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Topic: "Plato"
Date: 23 February 2020
Location: Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
3) Annual Aristotle Conference
Topic: "Causality and Causation in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition"
Dates: 22–24 June 2020
Location: Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
For details about any of the above conferences, contact Professor Goldin
  • The American Maritain Association announces a "Call for Papers" for its 43rd annual conference
Topic: "Whose Thomism? Which Tradition?"
Dates: 05–24 March 2020
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Co-sponsoring organizations: Franciscan University and the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of SS. Cyril and Methodius
For further information and to download its detailed "CFP," go to:; also see,
:Submission details: By 15 December 2019, send a proposal of up to 500 words that explore topics related to questions asked in the above-refernced downloadable CFP to Dr James M. Jacobs at:
  • Announcing the Metaphysical Society of America 2020 annual conference
Theme: “Nature and its Meanings”
In 2020, the 70th anniversary of its founding, the theme of the Metaphysical Society of America’s annual meeting will be “Nature and its Meanings.”  Papers treating any aspect of this wide issue, whether thematic or historical, are welcome.
Location: College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, Massachusetts
Dates: 19 to 22 March 2020
For more information about this conference, see:
  • Announcing a “Call for Papers” for the 12th East/West Philosophers’ Conference
 Topic: “Walls: Thinking through Insularity”
 Dates: 22–29 May 2020
Location: University of Hawaii, Honolulu
Co-sponsoring organizations: The East/West Center and the University of Hawaii
Conference co-directors: Roger T. Ames and Tamara Abertin and Peter D. Hershock
Paper and panel submission details:
Proposals are invited for individual papers and panels. By 01 November 2019, please submit a 250-300 word abstract to the Conference organizers via:
Notifications of acceptance for abstracts and panel proposals received by 01 November will be sent out by 15 December 2019. An early submission timeline has been established to facilitate faculty applying to their own institutions for travel funding.
Abstracts received after 01 November 2019 will be vetted as received, taking into consideration the late submission. The absolute deadline for abstract submissions is 15 March 2020. After this, we will not be able to accommodate additional proposals.
Final papers due: 15 April 2020
For more information about the conference, go to:
  • Announcing the 17th annual Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation Gala honoring Gretchen Carlson and Hideki Matsui, joined by Bob Costas and musical entertainment by Ted McGraw
Location: Cipriana Restaurant, 25 Broadway, NYC
Dates: 15–16 February 2020
Time: 6:00 P.M.
For more information, contact: or at 212-880-7360 
  • See the link immediately below for an all-access pass to Institute of Catholic Theology spring 2019 lectures:
  • Divine Mercy University, Washington, D.C. announces scholarships available for graduate courses in:
Clinical Paychology, and Counseling
For more information, go to:
  • Listen to Joseph Fessio, S.J.' s announcement at about the REVOLUTIONARY Angelicum Academy Great Books Program:
             "Angelicum Academy at Holy Apostles College"
1) It enables students to acquire an Associate's degree in the Great Books totally online by the end of 12th grade and a Bachelor's degree as little as two years later.
2) Thanks to the agreement between the Angelicum Academy and Holy Apostles College, total tuition cost for the BA degree is under $30,000, while the average total cost of a four-year BA in private colleges is $180,000+.
3) It includes 12 credits of online Theology courses developed for the Angelicum Academy by Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J.
COLLEGE CREDITS: Angelicum Academy students may earn from 1-75 college credits while home schooling (in grades 9-12) or while in high school, or later. They may earn their accredited Associate’s degree (from Holy Apostles College -requires 60 credits) while in high school or home school (grades 9-12, or later), or they may take individual college-level courses for transfer elsewhere – to other of the hundreds of colleges and universities that accept ACE recommended credits. Students who earn their Associate’s degree while in home school (grades 9-12) or high school, may earn a further 15 credits then as well, enabling them to complete 75 credits towards their accredited bachelor’s degree (requires 120 credits) – that is nearly 2/3rds of their bachelor’s degree, for a fraction of the cost elsewhere.
For more information about this program, see:
  • The University of South Africa and the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin Thomistic Studies Research Doctoral Programs:
The University of South Africa in Pretoria has an online research doctoral program (PhD) in Philosophy that includes Thomistic studies. The Aquinas School of Leadership in the US is helping to promote this program for students contemplating, or currently, pursuing a graduate Master’s degree in Thomistic Studies and link this degree from the University of South Africa to  a follow-up, second Ph. D. degree from the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.
The costs of the program include 7,840 South African Rand for the research proposal, which equals $643 US Dollars, then, 15,400 South African Rand per year, which equals $1,263 US Dollars per year. The time limit for completion of the Pretoria program is 6 years.
For information about this program, contact Dr. Peter A. Redpath at:
  • Announcing CEINDO internationaldoctoral collaboration scholarships
CEINDO collaboration scholarships aim to reward academic achievement and active collaboration with a CEINDO doctoral institution. For these purposes, a tuition scholarship is being offered for each of official doctoral program of CEINDO. CEINDO, or CEU,International School of Doctoral Studies brings together research groups made up of doctors with proven track records in research.
CEINDO’s teaching project focuses on training large groups of researchers specializing in the diverse programs offered by the School. The main goal is to establish a network of internationally renowned researchers. To these ends, all three CEU Universities promote inter-university doctoral programs and foster collaboration among the most prestigious university institutions, enabling trainee researchers to participate in research projects of European and international repute.
For more information about CEINDO, see:
The doctoral program in Humanities for the Contemporary World has three lines: Philosophy, History, and Literature. It is possible to follow this program online with the University Abat Oliba in Barcelona, but knowledge of the Spanish language is required.
For more information about CEINDO, or CEU, doctoral program in Philosophy at the University Abaat Oliba, in Barcelona, Spani, contact Prof. Enrique Martinez at:
  • The Clarity Fund for the Study of Reason, Moral Law, and Culture, announces its formation and activities here:
  • The journal Scientia et Fides:
A joint-venture, open-access, online journal published twice a year by the Faculty of Theology of Nicolaus Copernicus University, in Torun, Poland, in collaboration with the Group of Research “Science, Reason, and Faith” [CRYF], at University of Navarra seeks rigorous research works regarding different aspects of the relationship between science and religion. SetF articles are not confined to the methodology of a single discipline and may cover a wide range of topics, provided that the interdisciplinary dialogue between science and religion is tackled. The Journal accepts articles written in English, Spanish, Polish, French, Italian, and German, which will be evaluated by a peer-review process.
For further information about publishing articles in SetF, see:
You can download scholarly works to your computer, bookmark them, read them from the computer, send them to a printer, etc.
For example, immediately below are offerings related to Mortimer J. Adler and St. Thomas Aquinas:
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Aquinas offerings:
You can download them to your computer, bookmark them and read them from the computer, send them to a printer, etc.
● Some YouTube Videos from past annual Aquinas Leadership International World Congresses are available for viewing at:
●  Aquinas School of Philosophy Site: Rich in Resources Related to St. Thomas
For anyone interested in studying, or teaching courses on, St. Thomas, the Aquinas School of Philosophy site offers a wealth of educational information you might want to check out. See:
Also, see a list of thought-provoking articles by Aquinas School of Philosophy founder Dr. Dennis Bonnette at this site:
  • Check out the following link for latest offerings from the Liberty Fund:
  • The International Étienne Gilson Society, Studia Gilsoniana
The IEGS again congratulates Fr. Pawel Tarasiewicz and his Editorial Staff for the exceptionally high quality of the recent issue of the Studia Gilsoniana journal. Go to this link to see the latest issue for 2019:,145
If you are not yet a member of the IEGS, please consider joining to support our ongoing work. If you are a member and have not yet paid your annual dues, please do so.
See the following link to join or pay dues:,4
See the following link to make a donation to the work of the IEGS:,2
  • Check out new publications from Public Philosophy Press:
  • New publications from Telos Press can be found at:
  • Go to the following links to see new titles from En Route Books & Media, St. Augustine Press, and Ignatius Press:
● Check out the Jason Morgan website for news about public appearances, book publications, and reviews:
  • From The Center for the Study of The Great Ideas to give someone a present of a membership in the Center, see:
Contact Peter Redpath
to post information on the Center’s blogspot:
  • Aquinas and “the Arabs”
For information about Richard Taylor's "Aquinas and the 'Arabs'" International Working Group and upcoming conferences and seminars hosted by this organization, see: 
PLEASE FORWARD THIS ALI UPDATE TO ANYONE YOU THINK MIGHT FIND IT OF INTEREST! If you would like us to post something related to your work or organization, please email your request to: 

Best wishes,
Peter A. Redpath

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