Metaphysics and Historicity

Metaphysics and Historicity

Metaphysics and Historicity

Metaphysics and Historicity

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The Aristotelian Society of Marquette University each year invites a scholar to deliver a lecture in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas. Customarily delivered on a Sunday close to March 7, the feast day of the society's patron saint, the lectures are called the Aquinas lectures.

In 1961 the Aquinas lecture "Metaphysics and Historicity" was delivered on March 5 in the Peter A. Brooks Memorial Union of Marquette University by Dr. Emil L. Fackenheim, associate professor of the Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto.

Dr. Fackenheim was born in Halle, Germany in 1916 and studied at the Universities of Halle, Germany; Aberdeen, Scotland; and Toronto, Canada. He was ordained a Rabbi at Berlin in 1939 and received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto in 1945.

A member of the Philosophy department at the University of Toronto since 1948, Dr. Fackenheim, a Guggenheim Fel-

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