The Self

The Self

The Self

The Self

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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 1988 Aquinas Lecture, The Self, was delivered in the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building on Sunday, March 27, 1988, by Anthony Kenny.

Anthony Kenny was born on March 16, 1931 and was educated at St. Francis Xavier's College, Liverpool, and then at St. Joseph's College, Upholland. In 1949 he went to the Venerable English College in Rome where he took the licentiate in philosophy in 1952 and the licentiate in theology in 1956. He was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood in 1955 and laicised in 1963. From 1964 to 1978 he was a fellow of Balliol College, Oxford and twice senior tutor. He has been Master of Balliol College since 1978.

He was elected to the British Academy in 1974 and the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1979. He has been the Wilde Lecturer in Natural Religion at Oxford (1969-72) and Gifford Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh (1972-73). From . . .

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