The Heart | Schedule

Monday: July 6, 2020

Keynote Sessions (Full Participants & Guests)

Newman on the Heart

John Henry Newman’s contribution to the rehabilitation of the heart. Newman’s sermon “The Thought of God, The Stay of the Soul.”
10-10:50am EDT       |       Panelist: John F. Crosby

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Hildebrand on the Heart

Max Scheler and Dietrich von Hildebrand’s original teaching on the heart and the emotions.
11-11:50am EDT       |       Panelists: Maria Wolter & Mark Spencer

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Afternoon Sessions (Full Participants Only)

St. Thomas Aquinas and Hildebrand on the Heart

Convergences and divergences between Hildebrand and St. Thomas’ accounts of the emotions.
2-2:50pm EDT       |      Panelist: Beth Rath, Fr. James Brent, OP, & Maria Fedoryka

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The Rediscovery of the Heart

The achievement of Scheler/Hildebrand in recovering the heart within the context of modern thought.
3-3:50pm EDT       |      Panelist: Rocco Buttiglione & Anthony Stadlen

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Virtual Happy Hour

4-4:50pm EDT

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Tuesday: July 7, 2020

Keynote Sessions (Full Participants & Guests)

Affectivity and Love

“The heart as the real self.” Hildebrand and Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II on the heart and the will in love.
10-10:50am EDT       |      Panelists: Maria Wolter & Rocco Buttiglione

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Feeling and Knowing

Do emotions only blind us or can they also give us sight? Do emotions provide a unique contact with reality?
11-11:50am EDT       |       Panelists: James Matthew Wilson, Maria Fedoryka, & Fr. James Brent, OP

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Afternoon Sessions (Full Participants Only)

The Heart in a Time of Pandemic

Effects of isolation, hope and hopelessness, the expression of the face, the value of human contact, and other topics.
2-2:50pm EDT       |      Panelist: Derek Jeffreys & Pete Colosi

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The Heart and the Will

Different aspects of the will in affectivity. Seifert’s critique of Hildebrand.
3-3:50pm EDT       |      Panelist: Josef Seifert & Mark Spencer

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Wednesday: July 8, 2020

Keynote Sessions (Full Participants & Guests)

Emotions and the Moral Life

Are there “right” and “wrong” feelings? What is the role of emotions in virtue (Aquinas)?
10-10:50am EDT       |      Panelists: Mark Spencer & Beth Rath

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Empathy and Human Compassion

Scheler and Stein on empathy and compassion. Do animals have feelings?
11-11:50am EDT       |       Panelists: Dr. John F. Crosby & Josef Seifert

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The Witness of St. John Paul II

A special conversation on the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Paul.
2-2:50pm EDT       |      Panelist: Rocco Buttiglione & special guest, Bishop Robert Barron

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Thursday: July 9, 2020

Keynote Sessions (Full Participants & Guests)

Affectivity and Aesthetic Experience

Being affected by a work of art. Beauty and love. The problem of aestheticism.
10-10:50am EDT       |      Panelists: James Matthew Wilson, Mark Spencer, & John Henry Crosby

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Affectivity and Gender

Do men and women feel differently? Wojtyla, Stein, and Alice von Hildebrand on gender, sex, and emotion.
11-11:50am EDT       |       Panelists: Beth Rath, Maria Fedoryka, & Christopher T. Haley

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Afternoon Sessions (Full Participants Only)

Emotional Brokenness and Healing

Emotional atrophy and hypertrophy. Imparting a sense of worth to those who feel worthless.
2-2:50pm EDT       |      Panelists: Derek Jeffreys & Anthony Stadlen

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Emotional Contagion in Mass Society

Hildebrand and Stein on community, society, and the sharing of emotion.
3-3:50pm EDT       |      Panelists: Christopher T. Haley & Rocco Buttiglione

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Virtual Happy Hour

4-4:50pm EDT

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Friday: July 10, 2020

Keynote Sessions (Full Participants & Guests)

Affectivity in Religious Life and Spirituality

Aquinas in dialogue with Eastern Christianity on contemplation. Hildebrand on Transformation in Christ.
10-10:50am EDT       |      Panelists: Josef Seifert, & Fr. James Brent, OP

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Closing Panel with Seminar Faculty

11-11:50am EDT       |       Panelists: All

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