Each summer, together with the Catholic and Dominican Institute of Mount Saint Mary College and the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, the Thomistic Institute sponsors a four-day workshop for students and lovers of philosophy. The conference takes place in Newburgh, NY on the campus of Mount Saint Mary College and features renowned presenters from prestigious universities around the world.
Audio from our last workshop:
Aquinas on Metaphysics
In June and July of 2017 we held our 7th Annual Philosophy Workshop. The lineup featured Dr. Edward Feser on "The Distinction of Essence and Existence," Dr. Candace Vogler on "Teleology and Actuation," Dr. Steve Long on "The Primary Being," and more. Take a look at the summer 2017 schedule click here.
Aquinas on Politics
In June 2016, the gathering of philosophers considered St. Thomas' approach to life in the public square, and how human beings ought to interact with one another within the state. Presentations included "The Common Good" by Steven Long, "Human Rights" by Angela Knobel and "Protecting and Taking Human Life" by Edward Feser.
Aquinas and the Philosophy of Nature
The 2015 workshop focused on the building blocks of natural philosophy, from definitions of form and matter, causality and change and prime matter to discussions on the human soul and the hierarchy of forms and modern cosmology. Notable speakers included William Caroll, Michael Dodds, OP and John O'Callaghan.
Aquinas on god
The 4th annual philosophy workshop considered the Thomistic understanding of God, how we can know He exists, His attributes and His action in the world. Selections from the workshop: "Foundations of the Philosophical Knowledge of God in Aquinas" by James Brent, OP, "Divine Goodness" by Candace Vogler and "A Philosophical Notion of Providence" by Alfred J. Freddoso.