Society for Thomistic Personalism
A fellowship interested in the Thomistic Personalism proposed by Karol Wojtyla
We meet as a satellite session at the annual conference of the American Catholic Philosophical Association
ACPA Satellite Sessions
2020 Conference Presentations
M.T. Lu, Ph.D. University of St. Thomas, MN: "John Paul II on Moral Truth"
Barry David, Ph.D., Ave Maria University: "Wojtyla's Augustinian-Thomistic Personalism in Man in the Field of Responsibility"
2019 Conference Presentations
Keith A. Houde, Ph.D. Ave Maria University
R. Mary Hayden Lemmons, Ph.D. University of St. Thomas, MN: "Hylomorphism, Brain Death, and the Law: New Developments"
2018 Conference Presentations
Ph.d., Franciscan University of Steubenville:
Brian Buckley, Ph.D., Santa Clara University:
2017 Conference Presentations
Dr. Daniel Philpott, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame: "Restoring Justice: Recovering a Classical Christian Concept of Justice for Today's Politics."
Kara Logan, Ave Maria University
Siobhan Nash-Marshall, Ph.D. Manhattanville Univeristy
2016 Conference Presentations
2015 Conference Presentations
2014 Conference Presentations
2013 Conference Presentations
2013 Special Graduate Student Session
2012 Conference Presentations
2011 Conference Presentations
2010 Conference Presentations
2009 Conference Papers
2008 Conference Papers
A refereed e-journal exploring and developing Thomistic Personalism
Volume Four (2015)
Penitential Method as Phenomenological: ,
Catherine Peters, Personal Participation in the Thomistic Account of Natural Law, pp. 31-43.
Volume Three (2012)
Rev. Alfred Wierzbicki, Ph.D., Person, Human Action, and Morality, pp. 1-14.
Volume Two (2011)
Tony Flood, Ph.D., Love of Self as the Condition for a Gift of Self in Aquinas pp. 1-13.
Volume One (2010)
John F.X. Knasas, Ph.D., Kantianism and Thomistic Personalism on the Human Person: Self-Legislator or Self-Determiner? pp. 1-6
Susan C. Selner-Wright, Ph.D., Thomistic Personalism and Creation Metaphysics: Personhood vs. Humanity and Ontological vs. Ethical Dignity, pp. 7-21.
TEXTS: Please send recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key Foundational texts:
Aquinas, Summa Theologica and his other texts.
Wojtyla, Karol. Person and Community: Selected Essays. Trans. Theresa Sandok, OSM. Catholic Thought from Lublin. Ed. Andrew N. Woznicki (New York: Peter Lang, 1993). ISBN: 0-8204-1446-8
Helpful texts on-line:
Wojtyla, Karol. The Anthropological Vision of Humanae Vitae. Tr. William E. May.
McGovern, Thomas. The Christian Anthropology of John Paul II: An Overview.
Other helpful portals:
"Existential Thomism," Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. LX (1986).
Billias, Nancy Mardas and Agnes B. Curry and George F. McLean. Karol Wojtyla's Philosophical Legacy. The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2008.
Buttiglione, Rocco. Karol Wojtyla: The Thought of the Man Who Became Pope John Paul II. Eerdman Publ. 1997.
Clarke, Norris. Person and Being. Marquette University Press, 1994.
Cosby, John F. Personalist Papers. Catholic University Press of America, 2004.
Dauphinais, Michael and Matthew Levering. John Paul II & St. Thomas Aquinas. Sapienta Press, 2006.
Flood, Anthony T. "Aquinas on Subjectivity: A Response to Crosby," American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, 84 #1 (2010): 69-83.
Klauder, Francis J. A Philosophy Rooted in Love: The Dominant Themes in the Perennial Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas. University Press of America: 1994.
Kupczak, Jaroslaw, Destined for Liberty: The Human Person in the Philosophy of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II. Catholic University Of America Press, 2000.
Lemmons, R. Mary H. Ultimate Normative Foundations: The Case for Aquinas's Personalist Natural Law. Lexington Books, 2011. (discounted price $38.49 util July 2017 paperback publ 2017)
Lemmons, R. Mary. Woman as Prophet in the Home and the World: Interdisciplinary Studies. Lexington Books, 2016 (Lexington discount)
Savage, Deborah. The Subjective Dimension of Human Work: The Conversion of the Acting Person According to Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and Bernard Lonergan. Peter Lang: 2008.
Schmitz, Kenneth L. At the Center of the Human Drama: The Philosophical Anthropological of Karol Wojtyla/Pope John Paul II. Catholic University of America Press, 1993.
Salas, Elizabeth. "Person and Gift According to Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II," American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, 84 #1 (2010): 99-124.
Varghese, Kleetus K. Personalism in John Paul II: An Anthropological Study of his Social Doctrines. ATF Press: 2007.
Williams, Thomas D. Who is My Neighbor: Personalism and the Foundations of Human Rights. Catholic University of America Press, 2005.
Woznicki, Andrew. "Lublinism---A New Version of Thomism," Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. 60 (1986): 23-37.
Submission Information: Possible articles should be submitted electronically and be formatted by MS Word or Corel WordPerfect.
Journal Editorial Policy: Articles should include a focus on some aspect of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II's philosophy or on a personalist aspect of Aquinas's philosophy.
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For more information about the Society, membership, or e-journal submissions contact R. Mary Lemmons at firstname.lastname@example.org