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Vol. 4, No. 1 (fall 2006)

Metaphysics Colloquium

The 2006 Metaphysics Colloquium was held at Saint Anselm College on June 14-15. The Colloquium is sponsored by the Institute for Saint Anselm Studies. The Colloquium was inspired by Pope John Paul II who in his encyclical letter Fides et Ratio spoke of the need for continuing philosophical speculation in order to come to an understanding of the Catholic faith. The Colloquium invites philosophers and theologians from the New England area to discuss and debate issues in metaphysics with a view to offering the ecclesiastical and scholarly worlds insights and principles upon which to ground their work. The principal speaker was Francesca Murphy. Responses to her paper were given by Agnes Curry and John Grabowski.

The Metaphysical Basis of the Difference between Men and Women (PDF/41KB)
by Francesca Murphy
King's College, University of Aberdeen
[Abstract]

What Difference Does A Description Make?
Some concerns about Francesca Murphy's "The Metaphysical Basis of the Difference Between Men and Women"
(PDF/134KB)
by Agnes B. Curry
Saint Joseph's College
[Abstract]

Anselm Articles

Saint Anselm's Fides Quaerens Intellectum as a Model for Christian Philosophy (PDF/198KB)
by Gregory B. Sadler
Ball State University
[Abstract]

Book Reviews

Understanding the Medieval Meditative Ascent: Augustine, Boethius, Anselm & Dante (PDF/31KB)
by Robert McMahon
Reviewed by Kevin A. McMahon
Saint Anselm College