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Monday, November 18, 2019

Aquinas Leadership International Update - November 2019

Peter Redpath provides this latest muontly update.

● The Thomistic Institute, Washington, D.C., is now hiring a Campus Programs Coordinator. For more information about this position, go to

● Peter Redpath announces return to work with Brill Publishing.

Former executive editor of the Value Inquiry Book Series (VIBS) for Editions Rodopi, B.V. and the Brill/Rodopi Gilson Studies (GS) Special Series, Peter A. Redpath announces he has joined the editorial board of Brill's VIBS Philosophy and Religion (PAR) Special Series. Anyone interested in submitting a manuscript for publication in the PAR Special Series should email a letter of inquiry to:

● Announcing the International Etienne Gilson Society Satellite Session at the Thursday, 21 November to Sunday, 24 November 2019 annual meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association Location: Hilton Minneapolis / 1001 Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Gilson Sattelite Session Number 46 Day/Date/Time/Room: Sunday/24 November 2019/ 9:00 A.M. –10 :45 A.M./TBD

Topic: "Varieties of Order: In memory of Father James V. Schall, S.J."

Chair: Edward M. Macierowski, Benedictine College

Organizer: Richard Fafara, Northern Virginia Community College

Speaker 1: Edward M. Macierowski, Benedictine College

“The role of Islam in the political and religious thought of Father James Schall, S.J.”

Speaker 2: Kevin White, The Catholic University of America

“Thomas Aquinas, James Schall, and the Great Order of Things”

Speaker 3: John Ghostley, Aquinas Leadership International

“The Connections between Nominalism and Modernism and Consequent Epistemological Errors Causing Moral Subjectivism”

● 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 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

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, contact:; 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 for 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 1 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 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 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: Meditations on the Litany of Loreto

● In celebration of Cardinal John Henry Newman's recent canonization, now available at a special discounted price of $10.00

Author: John Henry Newman Editor: Mel Waller Publisher: Newman House Press Link: Use the coupon code BOOKS20 to save 205 on all Telos Press Books at the following Telos Press online store:!/Books/c/4186633 For any of our colleagues in Southeast Asia interested in English-language curriculum development, see this recent publication by our colleague Assantha U. Attanayake:

● See the links immediately below for the C.S. Lewis Society of California, its 2019 Book and Film Club Schedule, its Winter 2019 Logos eNewsletter, and its Show, "An Evening with C. S. Lewis, Starring David Payne": Go to the following link for information about a Benedict XVI Institute 16 November 2019 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:

● Go to this link for upcoming Philadelphia-area events sponsored by the International Institute for Culture: The American Catholic Philosophical Association announces college and university employment opportunities at: 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:

● Thomas International Center announces recent TIC events are now listed at: The International Institute for Culture announces its 18th annual Oktoberfest Date and time: 09 October 2019, 5:00 PM–11:00 PM

Location: Ivy Hall, Philadelphia, Pa.

For more information, see:

● See the following link for all upcoming events sponsored by the Thomistic Institute in Washington, D.C.: 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:

● Check out the following site as a great resource tool: Library Genesis 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 To view these videos, go to the following link on the Aquinas School of Leadership's "Events" menu:

● 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:

● Go to the following links to see new titles from 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:

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● 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:

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