updated 23 October 2001

Association canadienne Jacques Maritain
Canadian Jacques Maritain Association

Symposium annuel/Annual Symposium

Vendredi le 2 novembre/Friday November 2 and Samedi le 3 novembre/Saturday November 3, 2001

 Maritain and the limits of science / Maritain et les limites de la science

Saint Paul University, 236 Main St., Ottawa
Dominican College of Philosophy & Theology, 96 Empress
Ottawa, Ontario

(Click here for a map of the conference site)


Vendredi le 3 novembre /Friday November 3
Saint Paul University / Université Saint-Paul, 236 rue Main St., Ottawa
Room/salle # 104

12.00 p.m. - Lunchtime executive meeting

2.00 p.m.  - Elizabeth Trott, Ryerson Polytechnic University, "Order, Chaos, and the Role of Reason"
3.00 p.m.  - Charles LePage, Saint Paul University, "Arendtís critique of scientific progress and Maritainian metaphysics"
4.00 p.m.  - Richard Feist, University of Ottawa, "Whitehead and the Limits of Science"

7.30 p.m. / 19h30  AMPHITHEATRE (Room 1124)

Maritain Association inaugural lecture

Welcome and Introduction - William Sweet, President, CJMA / ACJA

Fine Tuning and Divine Design
John Leslie, FRSC
Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph
Author of Universes (Routledge), The End of the World (Routledge),
Modern Cosmology and Philosophy (Prometheus), Infinite Minds (Oxford)
[co-sponsored by the Faculty of Philosophy, Saint Paul University]

Reception to follow: Elisabeth-Bruyère Atrium


Samedi le 4 novembre/Saturday November 4
Collège Dominicain (96 rue Empress, Ottawa) / Dominican College (96 Empress St., Ottawa)

9.00 a.m.   - Lawrence Dewan, OP, Dominican College, "Maritain and Special Relativity"
10:00 a.m. - John Goyette, Sacred Heart Major Seminary / Detroit, Michigan, "Organic Unity and Scientific Reductionism"
11:00 a.m. - Ralph Nelson, University of Windsor, "Our Knowledge of the Organism"

12.00 p.m. Lunch / repas du midi

1:00 p.m.  - Leslie Armour, Dominican College, "Science and our Reading of the World"
2:00 p.m.  - Mathew Anderson, "Maritainís Critique of the Science of Psychoanalysis:  Liberating the Freudian Unconscious"
3:00 p.m. - Walter James Schultz, "Sanctity and the Scientist"

4:00 p.m. Business Meeting

Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez communiquer à
For more information, please contact:

Professor William Sweet,
Department of Philosophy, St Francis Xavier University,
Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5;
fax 902-867-3243; tel 902-867-2341; Internet: wsweet@stfx.ca