Talking Thomism provides a mix of philosophical lectures, stimulating discussions, and interviews from the Center for Thomistic Studies.
Colloquium Series Podcasts
The Colloquium Series Podcasts derive from the colloquiums given throughout the academic year at the Center for Thomistic Studies. Each episode of the podcast features a member of the Center or a visiting scholar presenting a philosophical paper on an area of their research.
"How to Be an Analytic Existential Thomist" by Dr. Turner Nevitt
Dr. Turner Nevitt is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Diego. In his talk "How to Be an Analytic Existential Thomist," Dr. Nevitt defends the Thomistic doctrine that existence is a real property against traditional critiques by analytic philosophers. Nevitt argues that, besides Aquinas' own arguments, there are solid analytic grounds for adopting the Thomistic conception of existence.
"Sophisticated Alienation" by Dr. Steven Jensen
Dr. Steven Jensen is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas, Houston and the chair of the Center for Thomistic Studies. In his paper, titled "Sophisticated Alienation," Dr. Jensen provides a critique of consequentialism in relation to recent attempts by consequentialist philosophers to overcome the problem of alienation (the objection that consequentialist focus on maximizing the agent-neutral good destroys one's personal connections to anyone you may try to help.)
Center for Thomistic Studies
The Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas is the only graduate philosophy program uniquely focused on the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas in the United States. The Center is founded on the Church’s insistence of the perennial value of the thought of Aquinas as the new millennium proceeds.