The Edna and George McMahon Aquinas Chair in Philosophy sponsors an annual lecture on a topic related to the thought of Thomas Aquinas. Some of these topics deal directly with Thomas's own writings; others address questions or themes with which Thomas himself was occupied, but approach them from perspectives that are not necessarily Thomas’s own (including contemporary perspectives and perspectives drawn from disciplines other than philosophy and theology); and still other topics draw inspiration from Thomas’s quest to find truth concerning important matters wherever he could---especially using the resources of both faith and reason---while exploring issues Thomas himself never addressed (or perhaps even imagined). Members of the public, as well as the Saint Mary’s community, are cordially invited to attend these lectures.
Alasdair MacIntyre is The Rev. John A. O’Brien Senior Research Professor (emeritus) at the University of Notre Dame and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Aristotelian Studies in Ethics and Politics at London Metropolitan University.