Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Martin Stone tonight!

Martin Stone's Talk is "Adrian of Utrecht and the Transformation of Moral Thought in Fifteenth-Century Louvain" and will be presented on Tuesday, Oct. 24th at 7:30 in the Fifth Floor Lounge of McGuinn.

Professor Martin Stone is Associate Professor of Renaissance and Early Modern Philosophy at the Hoger Instituut voor Weijsbegeerte at the University of Louvain and also a permanent Visiting Professor at King's College, London.

He did his BA at King's College, his Maitrise at the Sorbonne, his M. Phil. at Birkbeck College of the University of London and his Ph.D. at The Warburg Institute of the University of London - writing his dissertation under the superivision of David Wiggens and Jill Kraye.

He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Melborne, the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and the University of Cologne. He has lectured at Utrecht, Budapest, Trier, Strasburg, Leipzig, Bayreuth, Munich, Cardif, Helsinki, Belfast, Fribourg en Suisse, Zurich, Prague, Vienna and is now on his way to Salt Lake City. These lectures throughout the world have been on a wide-variety of subjects (liberum arbitrium, grace, probabilism, practical reasoning, casuistry, Jesuit casuistry) and a wide variety of thinkers - some familiar: Molina, Baius, Gerson; and some less familiar: Antoninus of Firenze and Adrian of Utrecht.

As editor or co-editor, he has produced an impressive number of volumes: Humanism and Early Modern Philosophy; The Proper Ambition of Science; Theories of the Will and Human Action: From the Ancients to the Present Day; Philosophy, Science and Exegesis in Greek, Arabic and Latin Commentaries; and Reason, Faith and History.He is preparing a two-volume series for Oxford University Press entitled: The Subtle Arts of Casuistry: I: The Casuistic Tradition from Aristotle to Kant; II: Ordinary Morality and Practical Reasoning. More related to his present talk is his promised Oxford University Press volume: A Virtuous Man in Sad and Dangerous Times: The Life and Thought of Adrian of Utrecht.

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