Symposium Thomisticum

Cracow, 4 – 6 June 2020

Symposium Thomisticum V will take place in Cracow, 4 – 6 June 2020.

The theme of the Symposium is Aquinas on Action, with action understood in the broadest possible sense, from the divine act of creation to criminal activity and anything between.

Invited speakers will include:

  • John Cottingham
  • Kevin Flannery SJ
  • Jennifer Frey
  • Lloyd Gerson
  • Harm Goris
  • John Haldane
  • John Hittinger
  • Joshua Hochschild
  • Edward Houser
  • Reinhard Huetter
  • Patrick Masterson
  • Turner Nevitt
  • Siobhan Nash-Marshall
  • John O’Callaghan
  • Paul O’Grady
  • Fran O’Rourke
  • Thomas Osborne
  • Andrea Robiglio
  • Michael Sherwin OP
  • Mary Catherine Sommers
  • Richard Taylor
  • Jörgen Vijgen
  • Thomas Joseph White OP
  • Other speakers to be confirmed

Papers are invited for parallel supplementary sessions on the afternoon of Saturday 6 June 2020.

While topics on any aspect of Aquinas are welcome, priority will be given to those relating to action. To avoid overlap, initial titles may be sent at the earliest to Fran O’Rourke, Emeritus Professor, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin (

The deadline for abstracts is 31 January, and for completed papers 1 May 2020.

Papers will be circulated in advance; summaries will be presented at the symposium: papers will be discussed rather than read.

The registration fee is €200 to include refreshments and three five-star dinners.

All inquiries to Fran O’Rourke, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University College Dublin (