2017 Thomistic Personalism and the Christian's Role in Politics.

2017 Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Daniel Philpott, "Restoring Justice: Recovering a Classical Christian Concept of Justice for Today's Politics."

Deadline May 29, 2017; email abstracts to rmlemmons@stthomas.edu; include in email institutional and contact information; abstracts should make the main line of argument clear and should be no longer than one single space sheet of paper. Thanks


Society of 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 

 

Conference Presentations

 

ACPA Satellite Sessions

2016 Conference Presentations

  • Michael Maria Waldstein: "Three Kinds of Personalism: Kant, Scheler, and John Paul II

  • Paul Kucharski: "Where do we go from here? The Future of Thomistic Personalism

2015 Conference Presentations

  •  Jennifer Rosato PhD., Mt. St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg: "Maritain and Levinas on the Crisis of Humanism"

  • Richard Spinello, Ph.D., Boston College: "Love and Responsibility: Sexual Morality through the Lens of Metaphysical Personalism"

  • Anthony Flood, Ph.D., North Dakota State University: "Aquinas and Merton on Love, the Self and Self-Experience"

  • Catherine Peters, Center for Thomistic Studies (University of St. Thomas in Houston): "Personal Participation in the Thomistic Account of Natural Law"

 

2014 Conference Presentations

  • Keynote: Gloria Frost, Ph.D., University of St. Thomas, St. Paul: "The Metaphysics of Growth in Virtue: Aquinas on the Intension and Remission of Accidental Forms"

  • Daniel Wagner, Center for Thomistic Studies (University of St. Thomas, Houston): "The Penitential Method as Phenomenological: The Penitential ποχή"  Abstract

 

2013 Conference Presentations

  • Siobhan Nash-Marshall, Ph.D., the Mary T. Clarke Chair of Christian Philosophy, Manhattanville College: "Norris Clarke and Plantinga on Being." 

  • Mark Spencer, Ph.D., University of St. Thomas, St. Paul: "Aristotelian Substance and Personalistic Subjectivity."

 2013 Special Graduate Student Session

  • Brian Kemple, University of St. Thomas, Houston: “Wojtyla: Nature, Person, and Teleology.”

  • Francisco Plaza, University of St. Thomas, Houston: "Karol Wojtyla's Broader Sense of Alienation."

  

 2012 Conference Presentations

  •  Rev. Alfred Wierzbicki, Ph.D. Director of the John Paul II Institute at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin: "Karol Wojtyla's Personalism"

  •  Mary Catherine Sommers, Ph.D. Director of the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas, Texas: "Fidelity: Virtue or Vice?"

 

2011 Conference Presentations

  • Alice Romas, Ph.D. "The Affections and the Life of the Mind"

  • Mirela Oliva, Ph.D. "Beauty in Gadamer and Aquinas"

  • Fr. Joseph Koterski, Ph.D. "W. Norris Clarke on the Soul: The Significance of Ethics for Metaphysics"

  • Eleonore Stump, Ph.D. "Suffering and Personal Growth in Aquinas"

 

2010 Conference Presentations

  • Siobhan Nash-Marshall, Ph.D. "Evil and Forgiveness"

  • Tony Flood Ph.D. "Love of Self as the Condition for a Gift of Self in Aquinas"

 

2009 Conference Papers

  • John F.X. Knasas: "Kantianism and Thomisitic Personalism on the Human Person: Self-Legislator or Self-Determiner?" 

  • Susan C. Selner-Wright: "Thomistic Personalism and Creation Metaphysics: Personhood vs. Humanity and Ontological vs. Ethical Dignity" 

 

2008 Conference Papers

  • Deborah Savage: "Karol Wojtyla's Account of the Person"

  • R. Mary Hayden Lemmons: "Wojtyla on the Need for Thomistic Personalism"

 

 

 

 eJournal

of

Thomistic Personalism

A refereed e-journal exploring and developing Thomistic Personalism

 

 

Volume Four (2015)

Daniel Wagner, Penitential Method as Phenomenological: The Penitential ἐποχή,  pp. 1-30

Catherine Peters, Personal Participation in the Thomistic Account of Natural Law, pp. 31-43.

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Volume Three (2012)

Rev. Alfred Wierzbicki, Ph.D., Person, Human Action, and Morality, pp. 1-14.

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Volume Two (2011)

Tony Flood, Ph.D., Love of Self as the Condition for a Gift of Self in Aquinas pp. 1-13.

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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 rmlemmons@stthomas.edu---thanks.

 

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.

Williams, Thomas D. Personalism; What is Thomistic Personalism?

 

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  rmlemmons@stthomas.edu