Imagination and Metaphysics in St. Augustine

Imagination and Metaphysics in St. Augustine

Imagination and Metaphysics in St. Augustine

Imagination and Metaphysics in St. Augustine

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

The 1986 Aquinas Lecture, Imagination and Metaphysics in St. Augustine, was delivered in the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building on Sunday, February 23, 1986, by Robert J. O'Connell, S.J., Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University.

Father O'Connell was born in 1925 in New York City. He received his A.B. from Holy Cross College and was commissioned an ensign in the United States Navy in 1945. After serving with the Atlantic Fleet, he entered the Society of Jesus in 1946. He did his philosophical studies at Woodstock, Maryland and studied theology at Enghien, Belgium, where he was ordained a priest in 1957. After more theology at Chantilly, France and a year of ascetical theology in Münster, Germany, he did his doctoral studies at the Sorbonne under Henri-Irénée Marrou. He came to Fordham in 1962 where he became associate professor in 1967 and full professor in 1970. From 1973 to 1976 he was Provincial for Formation . . .

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