The Reality of the Historical Past

The Reality of the Historical Past

The Reality of the Historical Past

The Reality of the Historical Past

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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 1984 Aquinas Lecture The Reality of the Historical Past was delivered in the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building on Sunday, February 26, 1984, by Paul Ricoeur, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris.

Professor Ricoeur was born in Valence, France in 1913. He attended the University of Rennes and then the University of Paris where he was awarded the agrégation de philosophie in 1935 and docteur ès lettres in 1950. He taught at the University of Strassbourg (1948-57) and after that at the University of Paris. He has been visiting professor at Yale University, the University of Montreal, the University of Louvain, and the University of Chicago. He holds honorary degrees from the University of Basel, the University of Montreal, the University of Chicago, the University of Nijmegen, Ohio State University, De Paul University, the University of Zurich, and Boston College.

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