First Principles, Final Ends, and Contemporary Philosophical Issues

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Prefatory

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 1990 Aquinas Lecture, First Principles, Final Ends and Contemporary Philosophical Issues, was delivered in the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building on Sunday, February 25, 1990 by Alasdair MacIntyre, the McMahon-Hank Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

Professor MacIntyre was born in 1929 and was educated at Queen Mary College of the University of London and at Manchester University.

He has taught at various British and American Universities, including Oxford University from 1963 to 1966, the University of Essex from 1966 to 1970, Brandeis University from 1970 to 1972, Boston University from 1972 to 1980, and Wellesley College from 1980 to 1982. Most recently he has taught at Vanderbilt University from 1982 to 1988 and in 1988- 1989 at Yale University where he was Henry R. Luce, Jr. Visiting Scholar at the Whitney Humanities Center. Since September of 1988 he has been the McMahon-Hank Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

In 1983 Professor MacIntyre received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Swarthmore College, and in 1988 he received an hon-

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