Feeling and Knowing

Do emotions only blind us or can they also give us sight? Do emotions provide a unique contact with reality?

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Fr. James BrentFr. James Dominic Brent, O.P. was born and raised in Michigan. He pursued his undergraduate and graduate studies in Philosophy, and completed his doctorate in Philosophy at Saint Louis University on the epistemic status of Christian beliefs according to Saint Thomas Aquinas. He also holds an STL from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies where he currently serves on the faculty teaching Philosophy. His current research focuses on developing the thesis that Thomas Aquinas is a master of the spiritual life. He commonly gives talks for the Thomistic Institute, and leads retreats across the country. He is also an Associated Scholar of the Hildebrand Project.

Maria Fedoryka is associate professor of philosophy and chair of the department at Ave Maria University. She works in the field of the philosophy of love, dealing with issues spanning from the centrality of love to the divine being, to its role at the center of creation, to its meaning for marriage, family, and sexuality. Among her publications are the booklet The Special Gift of Women for God, the Family and the World published by the Catholic Truth Society in England, as well as a number of popular and scholarly articles on Humanae vitae and Hildebrand’s philosophy of spousal intimacy, and on topics relating to gender and marriage. Dr. Fedoryka is an Associated Scholar of the Hildebrand Project.

James Matthew Wilson is Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Augustinian Traditions at Villanova University.  An award-winning scholar of philosophical-theology and literature, he has authored dozens of essays, articles, and reviews on all manner of subjects secular and divine, and especially on those where we see the two in their intrinsic relation, as truth, goodness, beauty, and being disclose themselves in art and culture, in the political and intellectual life, in our quest for self knowledge and the contemplation of God.  His scholarly work especially focuses on the meeting of aesthetic and ontological form, where the craftsmanship of art-work discloses the truth about being.


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Tuesday, July 7, 2020
11:00-11:50am EDT

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