Each year the MA Philosophy Program sponsors a scholarly conference on Christian philosophy. Philosophers and scholars from around the world meet for several days to discuss the work of an important Catholic philosopher or an important philosophical topic or school in the Catholic philosophical tradition. Whenever possible, graduate courses are offered in conjunction with the conferences to augment the courses and sometimes to allow graduate student participation in the conference.
In addition to the annual conference on Christian philosophy the MA Philosophy Program sometimes sponsors or co-sponsors an additional conference or colloquium on an important theme or person.
The philosophers in the M.A. Philosophy Program at Franciscan University propose to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the death of Leibniz with a conference that explores the bearing of Leibniz on issues of philosophy that are being debated today. We want Leibniz to come alive as a philosopher and theologian who speaks to our philosophical and theological concerns.
April 2016: The Continuing Relevance of Leibniz
October 2014: The Power of Beauty Co-sponsored with the Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project
April 2013: Must Morality Be Grounded in God?
December 2011 - Science and Faith: "Can Science Inform Our Understanding of God?"
April 2012 - Ancient and Medieval Perspectives on Aristotle's Categories
April 2011 - Early Phenomenology
Spring 2010 - Edith Stein
Spring 2009 - The Legacy of Neo-Platonism
Spring 2008 - Jean-Luc Marion
October 2007 - Dietrich Von Hildebrand
Spring 2007 - Boethius
Spring 2006 - Francisco Suarez
2001 - The Philosophical Legacy of John Henry Newman
2000 - Christian Personalism
1999 - The Franciscan Tradition
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