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Lawrence Dewan Chair in Philosophy and Saint Thomas Aquinas conferences


1 June 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The conferences are offered as part of the Lawrence Dewan Chair and are endowed by the George and Helene Vari Foundation.

The conferences will take place via Zoom starting from 7:30 p.m EST. To register, please, send an email to A zoom link will be shared approximately 24 hours before the start of the conference.


1 June 2022

Maxime Allard, o.p., “Thinking, saying, naming ‘God’: interpreting the conclusions of the 5 ways of Aquinas”

Aquinas’ five ways have given rise to thousands of articles and books over the years. Their metaphysics has served as a useful guide for many and as a foil to be avoided for many others! This conference will not engage with this aspect of the ways. I will be focusing on Aquinas’ finale to each of these ways and attempt to show their underestimated importance still today.


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