Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
This event happened on: Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10:00 am
DSPT, 2301 Vine Street, Berkeley, CA 94708

St. Thomas and the Supreme Court: Natural Law, Human Rights, and the Ethics of the Angelic Doctor

Aquinas in Conversation with Contemporary Culture

Open and free to the public. Coffee and pastries at 9:30 am, presentation 10am - 12pm including Q&A. 

Please join us for a look at St. Thomas Aquinas's teaching on human rights, ethics and natural law and how it would engage the principles adhered to by the US Supreme Court today.  

This presentation is designed to appeal to a wide audience of interested students, religious and the broader community.  It can be both an accessible introduction to St. Thomas and an enjoyable application for those already invested in his teachings to bring them into conversation with contemporary thought. There will be time for Q&A with Fr. Justin after the talk. 

St. Thomas Aquinas is known as Doctor Communis (the Common Doctor) because of the breadth, clarity, and significance of his thought. He is heralded as one of the most influential theologians in the Church and is central to the education and mission of DSPT and the Dominican Order. 

Fr. Justin Gable, OP is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at DSPT and a member of The American Maritain Association, The American Catholic Philosophical Association, The American Philosophical Association and Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy.

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