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Holy Rosary Parish Philosophy Conference

  • Aquinas Hall 1333 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)

The nature, role, and scope of the conscience is one of the most crucial and debated topics in modern thought. It encompasses everything from public policy decisions to individual life choices. Join these professional philosophers as they investigate this topic from their respective intellectual traditions in lectures designed to be accessible to a broad audience.

Speakers include:

Edward Feser is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College in California. His books include The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism, Aquinas, Scholastic Metaphysics, and Five Proofs of the Existence of God.

John Berkman (STL, Ph.D Duke University) is Professor of Moral Theology at Regis College, University of Toronto, and at the Graduate Centre for Theological Studies in the Toronto School of Theology. He publishes widely in the areas of fundamental moral theology, healthcare ethics, and theological anthropology.

Sam Rocha is assistant professor of philosophy of education at the University of British Columbia. His books include, A Primer for Philosophy and Education, Folk Phenomenology: Education, Study, and the Human Person, and Tell Them Something Beautiful: Essays and Ephemera and has released three albums and a single of music as a performing and recording artist.

Fr. Anselm Ramelow, OP, is the Philosophy chair at the Dominican School for Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley. He has an M.A. in history the University of Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Munich, and an M.A. in theology (GTU Berkeley).

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