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Renard Lecture

Mediaeval Philosopher to Give Renard Lecture

Internationally-renowned mediaeval philosopher Calvin Normore, professor of Philosophy at UCLA, will deliver the 28th annual Henri J. Renard, S.J., Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in the Union Pacific Room of Creighton University’s Reinert Alumni Library.

The lecture, sponsored by the Creighton Department of Philosophy, is titled “Honest(um) to Goodness: Ethics, Morals, and Human Nature.”

It is free and open to the public.

Normore, who will assume the Macdonald Chair of Moral Philosophy at McGill University in the fall, is an expert in mediaeval and early modern philosophy. He has published widely on mediaeval accounts of the will, action theory, necessity and contingency, and logic. He has taught at Princeton, the University of Toronto, and Ohio State, and has served as president of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association.

The Renard Lecture series is named in honor of the Rev. Henri J. Renard, S.J. (1894-1981), professor of philosophy at Creighton from 1947 to 1969. The lecture is funded by the Creighton College of Arts and Sciences and the Rev. Henri J. Renard, S.J., Endowed Lecture Fund.