updated 16 October 2004

Association canadienne Jacques Maritain
Canadian Jacques Maritain Association

Symposium annuel/Annual Symposium

Vendredi le 29 octobre /Friday October 29
Samedi le 30 octobre/Saturday October 30, 2004

Theme :
'Maritain, Politics, and the Ethical'

Saint Paul University / Université Saint-Paul, 236 rue Main St.
et/ and

Collège Dominicain / Dominican College of Philosophy & Theology, 96 Empress

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Tentative programme

Friday / vendredi - Saint Paul University / Université Saint-Paul

29 octobre / 29 October


2:00 p.m.

William Sweet: Maritain and Freedom of Conscience

3:00 p.m.

Kevin Sullivan: Human Dignity and the Possibility of a Global Ethic

4:00 p.m.

Henri-Paul Cunningham : Sagesse du choix de Simone de Beauvoir et Jean-Paul Sartre de «mettre une fin de non recevoir» aux enseignements de Jacques Maritain

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

Introduction: Jean-Louis Allard, Président honoraire de l'ACJM
"Quelques souvenirs et un peu d'histoire:
Remarks on the 25 years since the founding of the Canadian Jacques Maritain Association, 12 October 1979"

Faculty of Philosophy / Maritain Association Public Lecture

After Christendom:
Maritain, Spinoza and Us


Graeme Hunter
Professor of Philosophy, University of Ottawa

Reception to follow: Elisabeth-Bruyère Atrium

Saturday / samedi - Dominican College / Collège dominicain

October 30 / octobre

Dominican College / Collège dominicain

Salle Albert le Grand


9.00 a.m

Edward Tingley, 'Autonomous Worlds': Maritain's Division of Art and Ethics

10:00 a.m.  

Lawrence Dewan, O.P.: "Maritain on Church and State: Some Observations"

11:00 a.m.  

Nikolaj Zunic, Maritain on Human Fellowship and the Evil of Genocide

12.00 p.m.  

Lunch / repas du midi


1:00 p.m

Walter J. Schultz, “Freedom For Friendship: Maritain's Christian Personalist Perspective on Global Democracy and the New World Order”

2:00 p.m.

Leslie Armour: "Escaping Determinate Being:The Political Metaphysics of Jacques Maritain and Charles De Koninck"

3:00 p.m.   

David J. Klassen: "Jacques Maritain and Natural Rights: The Priority of Metaphysics over Politics."

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


Mme Chantal Beauvais,
Faculty of Philosophy, Université Saint-Paul / Saint Paul University
236 rue Main St., Ottawa, ON
tel: (613) 236-1393  poste/ext. 2312

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