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St. Norbert College Killeen Chair Lecture Series Features Dr. Eleonore Stump

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From St. Norbert College, January 17, 2013
by Stefanie Trinkl,, 920-403-3089

The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy Lecture Series will feature "Human Flourishing and the Common Good: Aquinas on Justice," presented by Eleonore Stump, the Robert J. Henle professor of philosophy at Saint Louis University. The lecture will take place on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater, located in the Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Stump has taught philosophy since 1992 and has been published extensively in medieval philosophy, philosophical theology and metaphysics. She is the past president of the Society of Christian Philosophers, the American Catholic Philosophical Association and the American Philosophical Association, Central Division. Stump will briefly present Aquinas's theory of the metaphysical foundations of morality and how moral goodness is a function of a much more broadly conceived goodness. Stump argues that an implication of this metaphysical grounding of morality is that the good of the community and individual human flourishing cannot come apart.

The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy was established in 1984 to bring figures in the fields of theology and philosophy to the St. Norbert College campus. The Killeen Chair draws attention to the importance of theology and philosophy in a Catholic liberal arts education and highlights the commitment of St. Norbert College to provide an education that is personally, intellectually and spiritually challenging. The Killeen Chair is an appropriate way of honoring Abbot Killeen's many contributions to St. Norbert College, the Norbertine Order and the wider community.

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