Anscombe and Aquinas: Perspectives on Virtue

Anscombe and Aquinas: Perspectives on Virtue

A joint research seminar

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Time: 2pm-4.30pm

Venue: Blackfriars, Oxford (OX1 3LY)

The Anscombe Bioethics Centre and the Aquinas Institute of Blackfriars, Oxford are holding a joint research seminar on 'Anscombe and Aquinas: Perspectives on Virtue'. This seminar seeks to explore the relationship between action theory and virtue ethics, particularly through the philosophical thought of Thomas Aquinas and Elizabeth Anscombe. Contemporary questions relating to the nature of action and virtue will be addressed, such as whether there are types of actions that are intrinsically good and whether virtues are causally efficacious traits. All are welcome.

There will be two papers given at this seminar, each followed by discussion:

  • Janice Chik (Visiting Scholar, Aquinas Institute): ‘Action Descriptions and the Specification of Goodness: Contemporary Development of bonum ex integra causa

  • Michael Wee (Education and Research Officer, Anscombe Bioethics Centre): ‘Are Virtues Mental Causes? Addressing the Situationism Debate’

Registration is free:

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