Past Events

Fri Sep 28, 2018

Discussion Group

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: 220 Malloy Hall

The group will discuss "Molinism: Explaining Our Freedom Away" by Nevin Climenhaga, Research Fellow at Australian Catholic University. The paper is co-authored with Daniel Rubio

Fri Oct 5, 2018

Fri Sep 28, 2018

17th Annual Alvin Plantinga Fellow Lecture: "Divinity, Humanity, and the Ground of Morality"

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: 138 DeBartolo Hall

Presented by Patrick Kain, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University and 2018-2019 Alvin Plantinga Fellow in the Center for Philosophy of Religion at Notre Dame.

Abstract: Immanuel Kant’s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (1785) inspires and puzzles many attentive readers. One puzzle is that, in the midst of an analysis of a categorical imperative, Kant repeatedly alludes to the idea of a “divine” or “holy will,” not subject to imperatives. Other puzzles surround Kant's claim that the moral law must have a “ground” and that “humanity" is that ground. In response to some of these puzzles, I will sketch Kant's model of divine rational agency and argue that this model offers important clues about how humanity is supposed to ground the moral law. The upshot is a richer understanding of Kantian moral philosophy, and of how it can be grounded in human dignity and remain open to careful theological reflection.…

Fri Sep 21, 2018

Discussion Group

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: 220 Malloy Hall

The group will discuss "Why Tolerate Religion? A (Surprising) Nietzschean Answer" by David Dudrick, George Carleton Jr. Professor of Philosophy at Colgate University.…

Fri Sep 7, 2018

Discussion Group

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: 220 Malloy Hall

The group will discuss "How Can Christians Make Sense of Decent Sensible Skeptics?" by Michael Bergmann, Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University.…

Fri Aug 31, 2018

Wed May 23, 2018

Fri Apr 27, 2018

Discussion Group

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: 220 Malloy Hall

The group will discuss "Kantian Ontological Pluralism without Transcendental Idealism" by Kristopher McDaniel. This is the final Discussion Group meeting of the academic year.…

Fri Apr 20, 2018

Discussion Group

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: 220 Malloy Hall

The group will discuss "Thomistic Fragmentalism – Aquinas’s Views About Time and Temporal Objects" by Jeffrey E. Brower.…

Fri Apr 13, 2018

Discussion Group

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: 220 Malloy Hall

The group will discuss "Non-Inflationary Realism about Morality on the Metaethical Map" by Annette Bryson.…

Fri Apr 6, 2018

Discussion Group

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: 220 Malloy Hall

The group will discuss "Chapter 2: ‘Self-Emptying’ as either Self-Reduction or Divestment: The Failure of Nineteenth Century Kenoticism to Repair Chalcedon" by Bruce L. McCormack.…

Mon Apr 9, 2018

Colloquium: Simon Gathercole

5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Location: 119 DeBartolo Hall

The Center for Philosophy of Religion is co-sponsoring a colloquium by Simon Gathercole, Reader in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Gathercole will present a paper titled “The Alleged Anonymity of the Canonical Gospels”.…

Sat May 26, 2018

Fri May 25, 2018

Thu May 24, 2018

Fri Mar 23, 2018

Discussion Group

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: 220 Malloy Hall

The group will discuss "From Theism to Idealism to Monism: A Leibnizian Road Not Taken" by Samuel Newlands.…

Fri Mar 9, 2018

Discussion Group

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: 220 Malloy Hall

The group will discuss the Prologue and Introduction to the book Bruce L. McCormack is currently writing -- a Reformed version of kenotic Christology.…

Fri Mar 2, 2018

Fri Feb 16, 2018

Discussion Group

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: 220 Malloy Hall

The group will discuss "Thomistic Supersubstantivalism – A Framework for Understanding Medieval Views of Place" by Jeffrey E. Brower.…

Thu Aug 30, 2018

Welcome Party

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:

Welcome party for the fellows of the Center and their families with CPR faculty and staff.…

Sun Sep 16, 2018

Sat Sep 15, 2018

Fri Sep 14, 2018

Thu Sep 13, 2018

Fri Sep 14, 2018