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American Public Philosophy Institute

Centro Ricerche Tommaso d'Aquino

Jacques Maritain Center

Thomas International Center

Associazione Thomas International

 

 

   
 
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Palermo

July 18-23, 2004

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The Ethical Traditions of Europe and the USA:

Common Roots and Possibilities for Dialogue

 

 

The countries of Europe and the United States of America have arisen from the common roots of the Christian tradition of European civilization, with its medieval and enlightenment intellectual patrimony and the experience of the rise of the modern nation state.

 

The very different responses in Europe and in America to international terrorism and to the relationship between the West and Islam have put into doubt the commonality of the foundational values on the two sides of the Atlantic.

 

A return to the roots and to their historical development can help to better understand the values needed for peace and dialogue among peoples whose ethical and political perspectives have grown more and more distant.

 

This conference aims to gather scholars from Europe and North America in order to study the roots of their moral traditions expressed in their principal philosophical works and in their stories that represent and transmit the values that dynamically unite civilization.

  

Prominent, senior scholars and young, promising graduate students from European and American universities will take part in the discussion. 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, July 18, 2004

 

Evening: Arrival of Participants

 

Residenza Universitaria Segesta

Via G. Daita, 11 - Palermo

 

19,30   Welcome and Keynote Address:

            Armando Fumagalli (UniversitÓ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)

 

 

 

 

Monday, July 19, 2004

 

Morning Session:

 

Aula magna della Corte di Appello di Palermo

Palazzo di Giustizia, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele Orlando

 

Chair: Fulvio Di Blasi (Director, Centro Ricerche Tommaso d'Aquino)

 

10,00   Book Presentation: Yves Simon, La tradizione del diritto naturale: le riflessioni di un filosofo,

            trans. F. Di Blasi (Thomas: Palermo, 2004).

 

Greetings:

Dott. Carlo Rotolo, Presidente della Corte di Appello di Palermo

Dott. Giovanni Puglisi, Presidente del Tribunale di Palermo

Avv. Manlio Gallo, Presidente del Consiglio dell'Ordine degli Avvocati di Palermo

 

Speakers:

Russell Hittinger (University of Tulsa), paper

Anthony O. Simon (Yves R. Simon Institute), paper

Massimo Vari (Vicepresidente emerito della Corte Costituzionale italiana)

Francesco Viola (UniversitÓ degli Studi di Palermo)

 

12,00 Break

 

12,20 Discussion

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

 

Morning Session:

 

Palazzo Chiaramonte, sala delle Capriate

Piazza Marina, 61, Palermo

 

Chair: Fulvio Di Blasi (Director, Centro Ricerche Tommaso d'Aquino)

 

10,30 Centro Ricerche Tommaso d'Aquino: Lezione Tomista 2004

 

Greetings:

Prof. Luigi Russo, Direttore Dipartimento di Filosofia, Storia e Critica dei Saperi - UniversitÓ degli Studi di Palermo

Prof. Ignazio Romano Tagliavia, Presidente Collegio Universitario ARCES

 

Speaker:

Ralph McInerny (Director, Jacques Maritain Center - University of Notre Dame)

"Implicit Moral Knowledge"

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Residenza Universitaria Segesta, Via G. Daita, 11 - Palermo

 

Morning Session:

 

Residenza Universitaria Segesta

Via G. Daita, 11 - Palermo

 

Chair: Robert A. Gahl (Pontificia UniversitÓ della Santa Croce, Roma)

 

10,00 Lecture:

 

Speaker:

Thomas Hibbs (Baylor University, United States)

"The Human Condition in American Film Noir"

 

Commentator:

Armando Fumagalli (UniversitÓ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)

 

11,30 Coffee Break

 

11,45 Lecture:

 

Speaker:

Samuel Gregg (Acton Institute, Grand Rapids, Michigan)

"Natural Law and Constitutional Order: Towards Ordered Liberty"

 

Commentator:

Fulvio Di Blasi (Collegio Universitario ARCES, Palermo)

 

 

Evening Session:

 

Residenza Universitaria Segesta

Via G. Daita, 11 - Palermo

 

Chair: Jeffrey Langan (University of Notre Dame, United States)

 

16,30 Lecture:

 

Speaker:

Marco Respinti (Il Domenicale, Milano)

"L'Occidente come Magna Europa"

 

Commentator:

Giuseppe Girgenti (UniversitÓ San Raffaele, Milano)

 

 

 

 

Thursday, July 22, 2004

 

Morning Session:

 

Residenza Universitaria Segesta

Via G. Daita, 11 - Palermo

 

Chair: Marco Respinti (Il Domenicale, Milano)

 

10,00 Lecture:

 

Speaker:

Robert A. Gahl (Pontificia UniversitÓ della Santa Croce, Roma)

"Common Good, Sovereignty, and Subsidiarity"

 

Commentator:

Russell Hittinger (University of Tulsa, United States)

 

11,30 Coffee Break

 

11,45 Lecture:

 

Speaker:

Jeffrey Langan (University of Notre Dame, United States)

"The Spirit of the City"

 

Commentator:

Paolo Monti (UniversitÓ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)

 

 

Evening Session:

 

Residenza Universitaria Segesta

Via G. Daita, 11 - Palermo

 

Chair: Thomas Hibbs (Baylor University, United States)

 

16,30 Lecture:

 

Speaker:

David Thunder (University of Notre Dame, United States)

"What went wrong with Anglo-American Integrity? Rethinking Integrity from a Classical Perspective"

 

Commentator:

Aldo Schiavello (UniversitÓ degli Studi di Palermo)

 

 

 

 

Friday, July 23, 2004

 

Morning Session:

 

Residenza Universitaria Segesta

Via G. Daita, 11 - Palermo

 

Chair: Giuseppe Girgenti (UniversitÓ San Raffaele, Milano)

 

10,00 Lecture:

 

Speaker:

Giuseppe Nicolaci (UniversitÓ degli Studi di Palermo)

"Aristotele o Kant? Un topos dell'etica contemporanea"

 

Commentator:

Pedro Rivas (Universidad de La Coru˝a, Spagna)

 

11,30 Coffee Break

 

11,45 Lecture:

 

Speaker:

Antonio Donato (St. Hugh's, Oxford)

"La riscoperta dell'etica aristotelica nel pensiero contemporaneo europeo e americano"

 

Commentator:

Gisella D'Addelfio (UniversitÓ degli Studi di Palermo)

 

 

 

 

Per maggiori informazioni:

Collegio Universitario ARCES - Centro Ricerche Tommaso d'Aquino

Via Lombardia, 6 - 90144 Palermo

tel. + 39 091 346629

fax. + 39 091 346377

www.arces.it

Referenti:

Fulvio Di Blasi (Scientific Coordinator) - fdiblasi@thomasinternational.org

Silvia Amodeo (Conference Secretariat) - s.amodeo@arces.it

 

 
   

FONDAZIONE RUI’s

VII European Seminar of Philosophical Studies

 

CENTRO RICERCHE TOMMASO D'AQUINO

Collegio Universitario ARCES

 

ACTON INSTITUTE

Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

DIPARTIMENTO DI FILOSOFIA, STORIA E CRITICA DEI SAPERI

Università degli Studi di Palermo