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7:00 PM | Why on Earth did Medieval Christian Thinkers Turn to Philosophers in Islamic Lands?

Brown University Undergraduate Chapter
Smith-Buonnano 201

A lecture by Prof. Thérèse-Anne Druart (Catholic University of America)

7:00 PM

Free and open to the public.


Speaker Bio
ThérèseAnne Druart is ordinary professor at the School of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America, where she has been teaching since 1987. Before that she had become an associate professor at Georgetown University (197887). She obtained an M.A. in Medieval Studies (1971) and a Ph.D. in Philosophy with a dissertation on Plato (1973) at the Université Catholique de Louvain and a B.Phil. in Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Theology at Oxford (1975). In 19751976 she was a Research fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies of Harvard University. Her field is Medieval Philosophy in Islamic Lands. She has edited several books and published more than 80 articles. Every year she publishes on the web the bibliography for Medieval and PostClassical Islamic Philosophy. She has been president for the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy (20002002), President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association (20092010) and since 2010 is president of SIHSPAI (Société Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences et de la Philosophie Arabe et Islamique, Paris). In 2014 she was awarded the Marianist Award.