4th Annual Anscombe Lecture

Art and Morality: on the Relationship between Aesthetics and Ethics

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at noon
Terrace Room (G14), Claudia Cohen Hall

Sir Roger Scruton spoke at Collegium Institute for our annual Anscombe Lecture in Ethics, addressing the history of aesthetics and the role for which we seek to use it in our modern world.

Visit us soon for a video of Sir Roger Scruton’s lecture and the following question and answer session.

Morality & Markets: the Catholic Perspective

April 26, 2016 at Penn Club of New York

Morality & Markets: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives

Last year, Collegium and First Things invited Penn Alumni to a panel discussion on moralities and the markets.  Presenters included Dr. David Skeel and Dr. Jesús Fernández-Villaverde of the University of Pennsylvania, Eric Cohen of the Tikvah Fund and First Things, and Dr. Atif Mian of Princeton University.

Here, Dr. Jesús Fernández-Villaverde writes of the Catholic perspective which he presented that night.

Penn Club Remarks: the Catholic Perspective

by Dr. Jesús Fernández-Villaverde

How To Heal: Integrated Healing?

a New Medical Humanities Series

This new series in Medical Humanities is a monthly luncheon seminar that invites students across the healthcare community to engage with veteran practitioners and faculty on concrete, clinical issues that prompt more fundamental questions: what does it mean to heal? how does one measure wellness? how do doctors and nurses determine when their responsibility for making someone well is complete?  How is the flourishing of patient and caregiver related — or not?

Click HERE for the TEXT to our inaugural presentation. 

Integral Healing?
To what extent should clinicians be concerned with
both body and spirit?
Featuring
Dr. Brian Wojciechowski
President, Catholic Medical Association of Philadelphia

To register for upcoming luncheons, contact Elizabeth Feeney at elife@sas.upenn.edu.

On the Secular University and the Church

Reconsidering Newman’s Philosophy of Education Today

Penn Newman Catholic Center
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Dr. Don Briel, the Blessed John Henry Newman Chair of Liberal Arts at the University of Mary, launched the Inaugural John Henry Newman Lecture, speaking and answering questions at this first annual lecture marking the University of Pennsylvania as the site of the nation’s first Newman Club.

Here is a transcript of the Inaugural Newman Lecture.

 

The Enigma of Academic Success

On November 13, 2015, Collegium co-sponsored a panel with The Veritas Forum on surviving, thriving, and rediscovering the meaning of learning.  Featuring Francis Su, the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, and Stewart Friedman, Practice Professor of Management at the Wharton School of Business and Director of the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project.

What If There Were No Tomorrow? Finding Aristotle’s ‘Ethics’ and the Good Life in Bill Murray’s ‘Groundhog Day’

The Collegium Institute welcomed Dr. Peter Wicks, a Catherine of Siena Fellow in the Ethics Program of Villanova University, as the speaker for its Second Annual Elizabeth Anscombe Lecture in Ethics on March 4, 2015.

Peter Wicks was born in London and educated at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 2010. His doctoral dissertation interrogated the role of language in the formation of moral judgment. He is currently working on a book on Princeton Philosopher Peter Singer and the appeal of utilitarian ethics.

Faith In Fossils?

Reflections of a Penn Paleontologist

On February 5, 2014, Dr. Peter Dodson collaborated with the Collegium Institute to share his reflections on theology and science.

Dr. Peter Dodson is Professor of Anatomy and Paleontology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is co-editor of The Dinosauria, a definitive scholarly resource, and the author or co-author of more than one hundred academic papers and books, including The Horned Dinosaurs (Princeton, 1996). A research associate of the Academy of Natural Sciences and a member of the advisory committee for the Institute for Religion and Science, Dodson has taught a broad range of course in geology, history, history and sociology of science, and religious studies for more than three decades at Penn. In 2011 he received a Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award.