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Olver Defends Aquinas’ ‘Love of Others’ in Dissertation
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Olver Defends Aquinas’ ‘Love of Others’ in Dissertation

Jordan Olver publicly defended his dissertation, "Bonum Nostrum: Eudaimonism and Love of Others for their Own Sake According to Thomas Aquinas," on Feb. 21 before the University community and his dissertation board.

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Scott Sullivan Defends Sufficient Reason in Dissertation

Scott Sullivan, a doctoral candidate in the University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies program, publicly defended his dissertation, "Nihil Est Sine Ratione: A Defense of the Principle of Sufficient Reason," on Jan. 17 before the University community and his dissertation board.

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Olver Defends Aquinas’ ‘Love of Others’ in Dissertation
Since 1908 philosophers have been puzzling over the “problem of love in Thomas Aquinas.” The problem lies in Aquinas’ thought that happiness is the reason we do all that we do. That is, loving others is really for our own sake. Yet, he still claims we can love others for their own sake. 

Scott Sullivan Defends Sufficient Reason in Dissertation
Scott Sullivan, a doctoral candidate in the University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies program in Houston, publicly defended his dissertation on Jan. 17 before the University community and his dissertation board.

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