IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1234: Thomism in the 14th Century: Dearth or Development?

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Holly Hamilton-Bleakley, Department of Philosophy, University of San Diego
Moderator/Chair:Chris Jones, Department of History, University of Canterbury, Christchurch
Paper 1234-aHervaeus Natalis and Duns Scotus's Theories of Sameness and Identity
(Language: English)
Richard Cross, Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Richard Cross, Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Richard Cross, Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Index terms: Philosophy, Theology
Paper 1234-bThomist Natural Law Theory after Ockham: Contexts and Concerns
(Language: English)
Holly Hamilton-Bleakley, Department of Philosophy, University of San Diego
Holly Hamilton-Bleakley, Department of Philosophy, University of San Diego
Holly Hamilton-Bleakley, Department of Philosophy, University of San Diego
Index terms: Philosophy, Political Thought
Paper 1234-cThe Dominican Charism in the Canonisation of Thomas Aquinas
(Language: English)
Anna Milne-Tavendale, Department of History, University of Canterbury, Christchurch
Anna Milne-Tavendale, Department of History, University of Canterbury, Christchurch
Anna Milne-Tavendale, Department of History, University of Canterbury, Christchurch
Index terms: Religious Life, Theology
Abstract

Thomas Aquinas is hailed today as one of the greatest thinkers of the Middle Ages. However, after his death in 1274, there was a great deal of opposition to his work. Scholars have often told the story of medieval theology and philosophy after Aquinas from the point of view of his critics, from the Condemnation of 1277, to Duns Scotus, William of Ockham and beyond. Yet, much more work needs to be done on how Thomist thinkers responded to the evolving challenges of 14th-century scholastic thought. Thus, this session will consider how various aspects of Thomism developed after Scotus, and also after Ockham, and whether Thomism suffered a kind of ‘dearth’ or ‘decline’ during this time.