Symposium Thomisticum

Porto, 22 – 24 June 2017

The second Symposium Thomisticum will take place in Porto, 22–24 June 2017. The venue is the Casa Diocesana overlooking the river Douro and Atlantic Ocean.

The theme of the Symposium will be Aquinas and Modern Thinkers.

Speakers will include Kevin Corrigan, 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, Andrew Pinsent, Andrea Robiglio, Lydia Schuhmacher, David Solomon, Tomasz Stepien, Rudi te Velde, Candace Vogler.

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 (

The deadline for abstracts is 1 December, and for completed papers 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.

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