Religion and Empiricism

Religion and Empiricism

Religion and Empiricism

Religion and Empiricism

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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 whose feast day is March 7. These lectures are customarily given on the first or second Sunday of March.

The 1967 Aquinas Lecture Religion and Empiricism was delivered on March 5 in the Peter A. Brooks Memorial Union by Professor John E. Smith, professor of philosophy, Yale University.

Professor Smith was born on May 27, 1921, in Brooklyn, New York. He earned the A.B. at Columbia University in 1942; the B.D. at Union Theological Seminary in 1945; the Ph.D. at Columbia in 1948.

He began his teaching career at Vassar College and from 1946 to 1952 was Instructor and then Assistant Professor at Barnard College, Columbia University. He joined the Yale faculty in 1952 as Visiting . . .

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