Second Scholasticism
Analytical Metaphysics
Christian Apologetics

A Conference in Honour of Professor Stanislav Sousedík’s 90th birthday

27th–29th October 2021    Catholic Theological Faculty, Prague, Czech Republic

PROGRAMME OF THE CONFERENCE

27th October

Second Scholasticism

9:00
CONFERENCE OPENING
9:15–10:05

KEYNOTE LECTURE

Jacob Schmutz
Objective Precision
The Key to Early-Modern Scholastic Ontology
10:05–10:45
Ulrich G. Leinsle
Philosophia neutristica et curiosa in Baroque Garb
Premonstratensians at the Archbishop’s Seminary in Prague 721–1728
Coffee break
11:00–11:40
Paul Richard Blum
The Ways God is Operating in Nature
Early Modern Strategies to Avoid Pantheism
11:40–12:20
Victor M. Salas
Existence and Possibility
Rodrigo de Arriaga’s Doctrine of Being
(online)
Lunch
14:15–14:55
Walter Redmond
Aristotelians: Platonists in Spite of Themselves
(online)
14:55–15:35
Andreas Waldstein
Cajetan on Formal Unity and Universals
Scotist Problems and Thomist Answers
Coffee break
15:45–16:25
Philip-Neri Reese, O.P.
What the Haec?
Renaissance Thomist Critiques of Haecceity
16:25–17:05
Daniel Heider
Suárez on Immanent Action
Coffee break
17:05–17:45
Tomáš Machula
Synderesis in the Writings of Second Scolasticism Authors
17:45–18:15
PANEL DISCUSSION
Why Study Second Scholasticism?
(Moderator: Daniel D. Novotný)

28th October

Analytical Metaphysics

9:00–9:50

KEYNOTE LECTURE

Gyula Klima
Historical-Analytical Metaphysics
(or What Should a Scholastic Do in the 21st Century?)
9:50–10:30
David Svoboda & Prokop Sousedík
Is there Change with Respect to Relations?
Coffee break
10:45–11:25
John W. Peck, S.J.
Staunch Hylomorphism and the Eleatic Principle
11:25–12:05
Jeff Brower
Aquinas on Locomotion
(online)
Lunch
14:30–15:10
Gregory Stacey
Divine Mental States Made Simple
Late Scholastic and Analytic Accounts
(online)
15:10–15:50
Thomas M. Ward
The Containment Exemplarist Theory of Divine Ideas
(online)
Coffee break
16:10–16:40
PANEL DISCUSSION
How is Analytical Metaphysics Possible?
(Moderator: Lukáš Novák)

17:00
WALK AROUND THE HISTORICAL CENTRE OF PRAGUE

29th October

Christian Apologetics

9:00–9:50

KEYNOTE LECTURE

Michael Gorman
Morality, Natural Norms, and Divine Command
9:50–10:30
Tim Mosteller
A Thomistic Alternative to G. E. Moore’s Meta-Ethical Trilemma
(online)
Coffee break
10:45–11:25
Michal Chabada
The Good, the Nature, and the Norm
A Comparison of Aquinas’s and Philippa Foot’s Approach
11:25–12:05
David Peroutka
A Platonizing Defence of Moral Objectivism
Lunch
14:00–14:40
Robert Fastiggi
The Credibility of the Catholic Faith
according to Francisco Suárez (1548–1617)
(online)
14:40–15:20
Stuart Nicolson
Apologetics Today in the Light of Scripture and the Second Vatican Council
Coffee break
15:35–16:15
Lukáš Novák
Towards a To-Do List for the Handmaid:
On the Possible Role of Catholic Philosophy
in Dealing with the Present Crisis of Faith
Short break
16:20–16:50
PANEL DISCUSSION
How To Do Christian Philosophy Today?
(Moderator: Kateřina Kutarňová)

18:00
HOLY MASS
(St. Matthias Church)

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