St. Bonaventure on Education, Philosophy, and the Sciences

Feb 4, 2016
Classics 110
1010 E 59th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Timothy B. NooneThe Catholic University of America


Timothy B. Noone (Catholic University of America)


Cosponsored by the Philosophy Department and the Medieval Studies Workshop

This lecture will situate Bonaventure’s thought on education, philosophy, and the sciences into the context of the thirteenth century’s controversies regarding the place of philosophy in the universities and human life generally.  While Bonaventure accepts the essential and irreplaceable role of philosophy and science in the progress of human knowledge and endorses the claim that they both perfect the human intellect, he insists that science and philosophy are in a hierarchy of knowledge that transcends them, culminating in the study of Sacred Scripture, theology, and mystical vision.

Timothy B. Noone is Ordinary Professor of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., is also Co-Director of the Scotus Project and President of the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and the M.S.L. from the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. He is the author of numerous book chapters and articles on medieval philosophy including Of Angels and Men: Sketches from High Medieval Epistemology (The Etienne Gilson Series 34) and has coedited numerous works in the theOpera Philosophica of Duns Scotus (St. Bonaventure, NY: Franciscan Institute) and has also coedited  A Companion to Philosophy in the Middle Ages (Oxford, 2003).