Symposium Thomisticum

Athens, 7 – 9 June 2018

The third Symposium Thomisticum will take place in Athens, 7 – 9 June 2018, kindly co-hosted by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Academy of Athens.

The theme of the Symposium will be Aquinas and the Greeks.

Speakers will include Therese Cory, Lambros Couloubaritsis, John A Demetracopoulos, John Dillon, Gregory Doolan, Kevin Flannery, Lloyd Gerson, Athanasia Glycofrydi-Leontsini, John Haldane, Joshua Hochschild, Edward Houser, Yannis Kalogerakos, Eleni Leontsini, Patrick Masterson, Evanghelos Moutsopoulos, Siobhan Nash-Marshall, Turner Nevitt, Denis O'Brien, Fran O’Rourke, Eric Perl, Eleni Procopiou, Andrea Robiglio, Mary Catherine Sommers, Georgios Steiris, Rudi Te Velde, David Twetten, Kevin White, Markus Wörner, John Zizioulas.

Because we are so fortunate to have a large number of speakers, some papers will be presented in parallel sessions. Papers are invited for suplementary sessions on the afternoon of Saturday 9 June.

The overall number of participants will be limited to sixty; priority will be given to those presenting papers. While topics on any aspect of Aquinas are welcome, priority will be given to those which focus on Aquinas and the Greeks. To avoid overlap of topics, initial proposals should be sent by email to Fran O’Rourke, Emeritus Professor, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin (

The deadline for abstracts is 1 December, and for completed papers 1 May 2018. Papers will be circulated in advance; summaries will be presented at the symposium: papers will be discussed rather than read. Participation fee will be €125, to include refreshments and the conference banquet.

Participants will be responsible for their own accommodation. Invited speakers will stay at the four star Titania Hotel, Panepistimiou 52, Athina 10678 (tel. + 30 210 332 6000), close both to the Academy of Athens and the central building of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Those wishing to stay in the Titania should contact the hotel directly ( Nightly rate is €100. There are many budget options available in the vicinity.

All inquiries to Fran O’Rourke, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University College Dublin (