Virtual Colloquium on Thomas Aquinas and Natural Law


Location: via Zoom

PLEASE NOTE: Indicated event day and times are Eastern Standard Time.
                           Beijing Time: Saturday, January 29 2022, 9:10am - 12:45pm 
                           Rome Time: Saturday, January 29, 2022, 2:10am - 5:45am

The Virtual Colloquium on Thomas Aquinas and Natural Law, organized by the Notre Dame Beijing Global Gateway, the Jacques Maritain Center at Notre Dame, and the Thomistic Institute at the Angelicum in Rome, is a continuation of the well-attended Western Medieval Philosophy Lecture Series started in 2021. It will bring together leading scholars from the US and China to discuss the Angelic Doctor's philosophy and theology of the Natural Law. The colloquium's three lectures will present the foundation concepts in St. Thomas' conception of the natural law and discuss its implications for the philosophy of law in general and hierarchies of goods. Learn more about this lecture series.

This colloquium will be conducted virtually in English and Chinese. The lectures will be recorded and all registrants will receive the recording after the event. 

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Event Schedule

08:10-08:15pm     Welcome and Introductory Remarks

08:15-09:00pm     Prof.John O'Callaghan
                                University of Notre Dame, U.S.
                                What is Natural Law in Aquinas? An Introduction
Language: English

09:00-09:15pm     Q&A

09:15-09:30pm     Break

09:30-10:15pm     Prof.Longfei Xu
                                Peking University, China
                                Analysis on the Structure and Meaning of Thomas Aquinas’ Philosophy of Law
Language: Chinese

10:15-10:30pm     Q&A

10:30-10:45pm     Break

10:45-11:30pm     Dr.Lingchang Gui
                                Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
                                Hierarchies of Goods and Sins According to Aquinas’ Natural Law Theory
Language: Chinese

11:30-11:45pm     Q&A

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