Common-Sense: A New Look at an Old Philosophical Tradition

Common-Sense: A New Look at an Old Philosophical Tradition

Common-Sense: A New Look at an Old Philosophical Tradition

Common-Sense: A New Look at an Old Philosophical Tradition

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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 2005 Aquinas Lecture, Common Sense: A New Look at an Old Philosophical Tradition, was delivered on Sunday, February 13, 2005, by Nicholas Rescher, University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also serves as Co-Chair of the Center for the Philosophy of Science.

Professor Rescher has served as a President of the American Philosophical Association, of the American G. W. Leibniz Society, and of the C. S. Peirce Society. He has recently completed his term as president of the American Catholic Philosophy Association and is president-elect of the American Metaphysical Society. An honorary member of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, he has been elected to membership in the European Academy of Arts and Sciences (Academia Europaea), the Institut International de Philosophie, and several other learned academies. He has held visiting lectureships at Oxford, Constance, Salamanca, Munich, and Marburg, and he has been awarded . . .

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