updated 2 October 2006

Association canadienne Jacques Maritain
Canadian Jacques Maritain Association

Symposium annuel/Annual Symposium

Vendredi le 20 octobre /Friday October 20
and Samedi le 21 octobre/Saturday October 21, 2006

 Maritain and the Philosophy of Nature
/ Maritain et la philosophie de la nature

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


le 20 octobre / October 20


Saint Paul University / Université Saint-Paul


2:00 p.m.

Leonard D. G. Ferry
Prudent Pugs: Do Purportedly Irrational Animals Have Reasons for Action?

3:00 p.m.

Craig Cramm
Being and Sign - Jacques Maritain, John of
Saint Thomas, and the Transformation of the Realist Philosophy of Nature

4:00 p.m.

Christopher S. Morrissey
Dialectic and Demonstration in the Philosophy of Nature



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


Saint Paul University Faculty of Philosophy Public Lecture



Genetically Modified Plants: Techniques, Inevitability and Analysis of Risk
Dr Paul Thompson

Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Zoology

Director, Institute of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

(University of Toronto)

(Reception to follow)


Saturday / samedi


le 21 octobre/October


Dominican College / Collège dominicain


Salle Albert le Grand



9.00 a.m

François F. Savard
The Recent Travails of Hylomorphism

10:00 a.m.  

Lawrence Dewan
Reflections on Hylomorphism

11:00 a.m.  

Elizabeth Trott

The Aesthetics of Nature and Cultural Relativism.

12.00 p.m.  

Lunch / repas du midi


1:00 p.m

Henri-Paul Cunningham
Maritain et l'idée de nature chez Aristote et Kant

2:00 p.m.   

Leslie Armour
God & Nature: Is the Divorce Final?"

3:00 p.m.   

Richard Feist
Matter: From Evil to Subjectivity

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


Dr Richard Feist,
Faculty of Philosophy, Université Saint-Paul / Saint Paul University
236 rue Main St., Ottawa, ON
tel: (613) 236-1393  poste/ext. 2459