Symposium Thomisticum

Second Symposium Thomisticum

Dear Colleagues,

We are still accepting proposals for parallel sessions of the second Symposium Thomisticum which will take place in Porto, Portugal, 22 – 24 June 2017.

The theme of the Symposium is Aquinas and Modern Thinkers.

The venue is the Casa Diocesana overlooking the river Douro and Atlantic Ocean.


Speakers will include: Therese Cory, Michael Dodds OP, John Haldane, Thomas Hibbs, Joshua Hochschild, William Hoye, Gyula Klima, Patrick Masterson, Siobhan Nash-Marshall, John O’Callaghan, Fran O’Rourke, Alice Ramos, Andrea Robiglio, Lydia Schuhmacher, David Solomon, Tomasz Stepien, Rudi te Velde, Candace Vogler,  Markus Wörner.

Papers are invited for a number of parallel sessions. The overall number of participants will be limited to forty; priority will be given to those presenting papers. In order to avoid overlap of topics, initial proposals should be sent by email to Fran O’Rourke, Emeritus Professor, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin (

Submissions will be accepted until 15 January. Completed papers are due 1 May 2017. Papers will be circulated in advance; summaries will be presented at the symposium: papers will be discusssed rather than read.

Participation fee will be €125, to include refreshments and the conference banquet.

Participants will be responsible for their own accommodation. Bed & Breakfast is available at the Casa Diocesana at a daily rate of €25 (Yes, €25, not a typo!).

All inquiries to

Best wishes,

Fran O’Rourke