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Discussion Group

Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM 220 Malloy Hall

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

No Discussion Group Meeting

Fri Feb 23, 2018

There will be no Discussion Group meeting on February 23 due to the American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting in Chicago.

Discussion Group

Fri Mar 9, 2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM 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.…

Discussion Group

Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM 220 Malloy Hall

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

No Discussion Group Meeting

Fri Mar 30, 2018

There will be no Discussion Group meeting on March 30 due to the Good Friday holiday.

Discussion Group

Fri Apr 6, 2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM 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.…

Colloquium: Simon Gathercole

Mon Apr 9, 2018 5:30PM - 6:45PM 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”.…

Discussion Group

Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM 220 Malloy Hall

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

Discussion Group

Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM 220 Malloy Hall

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

Discussion Group

Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM 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.…

Welcome Party

Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:00PM - 8:00PM

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

Discussion Group

Fri Sep 7, 2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM 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.…

Discussion Group

Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM 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.…

Discussion Group

Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:00AM - 11:30AM 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

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

Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM 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.…