Dr. Patrick Lee: Conjugal Union: What Marriage Is and Why It Matters

Dr. Patrick Lee, John N. and Jamie D. McAleer Professor of Bioethics at Franciscan University of Steubenville, delivers a presentation on the nature of marriage in light of his new book, “Conjugal Union: What Marriage Is and Why It Matters”, co-authored with Dr. Robert George. Dr. Lee’s talk was sponsored by the Bioethics Institute at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Dr. Nicholas Rescher: God and the Grounding of Morality

Dr. Nicholas Rescher, Co-Chairman of the Center for the Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, delivers his talk entitled “God and the Grounding of Morality.” Dr. Rescher’s talk was part of the “Must Morality Be Grounded in God?” Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Dr. John van Ingen: Kant’s Account of Morality: What is Grounded on What?

Dr. John van Ingen, Associate Professor of Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas, delivers his talk entitled “Kant’s Account of Morality: What is Grounded on What?” Dr. van Ingen’s talk was part of the “Must Morality Be Grounded in God?” Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Andrew Pfeuffer: Correcting the Caricature: God and Kant

Andrew Pfeuffer, an alum of the Franciscan University of Steubenville Masters in Philosophy Program, delivers a paper entitled “Correcting the Caricature: God and Kant”. Mr. Pfeuffer’s talk was part of the “Must Morality Be Grounded in God?” Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Jonathan A. Buttaci: Theism as Morality’s Foundation or Framework? A Plea for Distinctions

Jonathan A. Buttaci, Graduate Student at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Philosophy, delivers his talk entitled “Theism as Morality’s Foundation or Framework? A Plea for Distinctions.” Mr. Buttaci’s talk was part of the “Must Morality Be Grounded in God?” Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Dr. Anthony T. Flood: Social Contract Theory and Moral Motivation

Dr. Anthony T. Flood, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at North Dakota State University, delivers his talk entitled “Social Contract Theory and Moral Motivation.” Dr. Flood’s talk was part of the “Must Morality Be Grounded in God?” Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Dr. Mark Roberts: God and Morality: Some Clarifications and Comments

Dr. Mark Roberts, Professor of Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville, delivers his talk entitled “God and Morality: Some Clarifications and Comments.” Dr. Roberts’ talk was part of the “Must Morality Be Grounded in God?” Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Joseph Milburn: If God Does Not Exist, Everything Is Permitted

Joseph Milburn, of the University of Pittsburgh, delivers his talk entitled “If God Does Not Exist (For All We Know): Everything is Permitted”. Mr. Milburn’s talk was part of the “Must Morality Be Grounded in God?” Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Dr. Peter Colosi: Ratzinger, Habermas and Pera on Public Reason and Religion

Dr. Peter Colosi, Assistant Professor of Moral Theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, delivers his talk entitled “Ratzinger, Habermas, and Pera on Public Reason and Religion”. Dr. Colosi’s talk was part of the “Must Morality Be Grounded in God?” Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Dr. J. Budziszewski — Natural Law and the American Founding: Were the Founders Confused?

Dr. J. Budziszewski, Professor of Government and Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, delivers his talk entitled “Natural Law and the American Founding: Were the Founders Confused?”.  Dr. Budziszewski’s talk was part of the Distinguished Speakers Series at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. J. Budziszewski — Natural Law, Conscience, and the New Evangelization

Dr. J. Budziszewski, Professor of Government and Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, delivers his talk entitled “Natural Law, Conscience, and the New Evangelization.”  Dr. Budziszewski’s talk was part of the Distinguished Speakers Series at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. Robert George — The Nature and Basis of Religious Freedom

Dr. Robert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University delivers his talk entitled “The Nature and Basis of Religious Freedom”.  Dr. George’s talk was part of the Truth, Conscience, and Religious Freedom Conference, sponsored by the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Bishop Mark Bartchak — Pope Francis and Catholic Social Teaching

Most Reverend Mark Bartchak, Bishop of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, delivers his talk entitled “Pope Francis and Catholic Social Teaching: Principles, Spirituality, and Action.” Bishop Bartchak’s talk was given at the invitation of Fr. Sean O. Sheridan, TOR, President of Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. Andrew Sodergren — Learning How to Love: Attachment, Morality, and Psychotherapy (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Andrew Sodergren, Clinical Psychologist at Ruah Woods Psychological Services, delivers the 1st half of his presentation about Attachment Theory and why it matters to the moral development of individuals.  Dr. Sodergren’s appearance was part of the Annual Gemelli Lecture Series, sponsored by the Department of Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. Paul Symington — A Response to “Must Morality Be Grounded in God?”

Dr. Paul Symington, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville, responds to Dr. John Rist’s keynote address “Must Morality Be Grounded in God?” at the 2013 Annual Conference on Christian Philosophy, hosted by Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Dr. Jonathan Sanford — A Reponse to “Morality in God”

Dr. Jonathan Sanford, Professor of Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville, gives a response to Dr. Christopher Tollefsen’s keynote presentation “Morality in God” at the 2013 Annual Conference on Christian Philosophy, hosted by Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Dr. John Rist — What is Meant By Morality?

Dr. John Rist, the Fr. Kurt Pritzl, O.P., Chair in Philosophy at Catholic University of America, defines morality in this excerpt from his keynote entitled “Must Morality Be Grounded in God?” at the 2013 Annual Conference on Christian Philosophy, hosted by Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Dr. John Rist — Must Morality Be Grounded in God?

Dr. John Rist, the Fr. Kurt Pritzl, O.P., Chair in Philosophy at Catholic University of America, delivers a keynote address entitled “Must Morality Be Grounded in God?” at the 2013 Annual Conference on Christian Philosophy, hosted by Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Dr. Christopher Tollefsen — Morality and God

Dr. Christopher Tollefsen, Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina, discusses the relationship between Morality and God in this excerpt from his keynote presentation entitled “Morality in God” at the 2013 Annual Conference on Christian Philosophy, hosted by Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Dr. Christopher Tollefsen — Morality in God

Dr. Christopher Tollefsen, Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina, gives a keynote presentation entitled “Morality in God” at the 2013 Annual Conference on Christian Philosophy, hosted by Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. Mark Murphy — Suárez’s ‘Best Argument’ and the Dependence of Morality on God

Dr. Mark Murphy, McDevitt Chair of Religious Philosophy at Georgetown University, delivers a keynote address entitled “Suárez’s ‘Best Argument’ and the Dependence of Morality on God” at the 2013 Annual Conference on Christian Philosophy, hosted by Franciscan University of Steubenville.

The Varied Legacy of John Paul II

George Weigel, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and author of the two-part biography of Blessed John Paul II Witness to Hope and The End and the Beginning, spoke on “The Achievement of John Paul II–A Retrospective” at Franciscan University of Steubenville as part of the Distinguished Speaker series in spring semester 2011.  In this talk, Weigel examines the massive legacy of Pope John Paul II and highlights ten major contributions made by the late Holy Father to the Church and to the world.  “The papacy was not a role John Paul II sought,” said Weigel, “but it is a role he fulfilled in a striking way for 26 and a half years and fulfilled as a continuation, as an expression of the defining commitment of his life, which was to be a Christian disciple.”

The Reconstitution of the Papacy

George Weigel, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and author of the two part biography of Blessed John Paul II Witness to Hope and The End and the Beginning, spoke at Franciscan University of Steubenville as part of the Distinguished Speaker series in spring semester 2011.  In this talk, ” The Achievement of John Paul II–A Retrospective”,  Weigel examines the massive legacy of Pope John Paul II and highlights ten major contributions made by the late Holy Father to the Church and to the world.  “The papacy was not a role John Paul II sought,” said Weigel, “but it is a role he fulfilled in a striking way for 26 and a half years and fulfilled as a continuation, as an expression of the defining commitment of his life, which was to be a Christian disciple.”

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