Old Wine in New Skins: The Role of Tradition in Communication, Knowledge, and Group Identity

Old Wine in New Skins: The Role of Tradition in Communication, Knowledge, and Group Identity

Old Wine in New Skins: The Role of Tradition in Communication, Knowledge, and Group Identity

Old Wine in New Skins: The Role of Tradition in Communication, Knowledge, and Group Identity

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The Wisconsin-Alpha Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the International Honor Society for Philosophy at Marquette University, each year invites a scholar to deliver a lecture in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas.

The 2003 Aquinas Lecture, Old Wine in New Skins: The Role of Tradition in Communication, Knowledge, and Group Identity, was delivered on Sunday, February 23, 2003, by Jorge J. E. Gracia, the Samuel P. Capen Chair and SUNY Distinguished Professor at the University of Buffalo.

Jorge Gracia earned a B.A. from Wheaton College, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, an M.S.L. from the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Besides his distinguished career at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Professor Gracia has been visiting professor at Universidad de Puerto Rico in 1972–1973, at Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in June of 1984, at Universidad de Michoacán in 1996, at Franciscan University in 1997, at Fordham University in 1997, and at Internationale Akademie für Philosophie, Liechtenstein, in 1998.

Professor Gracia has been president of the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy from 1991 to1993, of the Society for Iberian and Latin American Thought from 1986 to 1988, of the Federación International de Estudios sobre América Latina y el . . .

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