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God and the Metaphysics of Human Action

Friday 2nd February to Thursday 8th March 2018

Friday 2 Feb, 4.30-6.00
Speaker: Dr Daniel De Haan (Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge)
Title: ‘Freeing the Will from Neurophilosophy: Voluntary Acts in Aquinas and Libet-Style Experiments’

Thursday 15 Feb, 4.30-6.00
Speaker: Mr Simon Kopf (Faculty of Theology, University of Oxford)
Title: ‘God’s Involvement in Creaturely Action: Physical Premotion, Aristotelian Premotion, or a Dimension of Creation-Conservation?’

Thursday 22 Feb, 4.30-6.00
Speaker: Rev Dr Peter Hunter, OP (Blackfriars, Oxford)
Title: ‘Is There an Unmoved First Mover In Us? – Aquinas’ “No”’

Thursday 1 March, 4.30-6.00
Speaker: Prof John D Love (Mount St Mary’s University, Emmitsburg)
Title: ‘Hand in Hand: Divine and Human Collaboration in Prudential Decision-Making According to Thomistic Texts’

Thursday 8 March, 2.30-4.00
Speaker: Rev Dr Thomas Joseph White, OP (Thomistic Institute, Washington DC)
Title: ‘Aquinas and Predestination: the Omnipotence and Innocence of Divine Love’

A poster for the seminar series may be seen at “related downloads”.


News & Events

21st Jan
Congratulations to Richard Steenvoorde OP

MPhil student ordained to the diaconate

10th Jan
Prof James Arthur OBE

Blackfriars Research fellow receives honour.

21st Nov
New Research Fellows appointed

Two new Research Fellows have recently been appointed.

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