Aquinas, Freedom, and the Brain

Oct 12, 2021 · New Brunswick, United States of America
A lecture by Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O.P.

Iowa State University

The Thomistic Institute at Iowa State University presents a lecture by Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O.P. of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, titled “Aquinas, Freedom, and the Brain.

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Tuesday, Oct. 12

6:30 PM

This lecture is free and open to the public.

About the speaker:

Fr. Anselm Ramelow is a Catholic priest in the Order of Preachers. He is professor of philosophy at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley and currently the chair of the philosophy department. He obtained his doctorate under Robert Spaemann in Munich on Leibniz and the Spanish Jesuits (Gott, Freiheit, Weltenwahl, 1997) and did theological work on George Lindbeck and the question of a Thomist philosophy and theology of language (Beyond Modernism? - George Lindbeck and the Linguistic Turn in Theology, 2005). He contributed articles to the Historisches Wörterbuch der Philosophy and essays on topics at the intersection of philosophy and theology, as well as a translation and commentary on part of Aquinas’ De veritate. He continues to work on questions of free will, philosophy of religion (miracles, existence and nature of God) and philosophical aesthetics.

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The Thomistic Institute exists to promote Catholic truth in our contemporary world by strengthening the intellectual formation of Christians at universities, in the Church, and in the wider public square. The thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Universal Doctor of the Church, is our touchstone.  The TI is an academic institute of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.


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