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Next Meeting:  Rome, 2024


Gregorian University
September 5-9, 2024
Truth, Pluralism, and Methods in Philosophy


Conference Program
(updated 11 July 2024)

THURSDAY 5th September 2024

14.00 – 19.30 Arrival
17.00 – 19.30 Registration and payment / Main Entrance, Central Palace
19.00 Supper / Dining Room
20.15 – 22.00 Welcome evening by Eric Charmetant and Lubos Rojka with the presence of Dalibor Renić (President of the Jesuit Conference of European Provincials)

FRIDAY 6th September 2024

09.00 – 09.10 Welcome
09.10 – 09.20 Introduction into the topic (Eric Charmetant)

09.20 – 10.30 Conference 1: Patrick Zoll (Hochschule für Philosophie, Munich): Is Philosophy Necessarily Aristotelian in Nature? An Overlooked Implication of R. G. Collingwood’s Defense of Philosophy in his An Essay on Philosophical Method.
Respondent: Johannes Stoffers (Università Gregoriana, Roma)

11.00 – 12.10 Conference 2: Georg Sans (Hochschule für Philosophie, Munich): Beyond Practical Faith and Speculative Knowledge: Which Truth?
Respondent: Terry Walsh (Università Gregoriana, Roma) by video (Vietnam)

14.30 – 15.40 Conference 3: Piotr Janik (Aarhus, Denmark): Einstein's "Comprehensible World": Searching for Truth.
Respondent: Jeevan Mendonsa (Università Gregoriana, Roma)

16.10 – 17.20 Conference 4: Andreas Lind (Università Gregoriana, Roma): The Notion of Truth in Marion’s Phenomenology.
Respondent: Szczepan Urbaniak (Jesuit University Ignatianum, Krakow)

18.00 Eucharist (Roberto Del Riccio (Provincial of Euro-Mediterranean Province)
20.15 – 22.00 Roberto Del Riccio (Provincial of Euro-Mediterranean Province)

SATURDAY 7th September 2024

9.00 – 10.10 Conference 5: Eric Charmetant (Facultés Loyola Paris): Scientific Truth in the Age of Agnotology. (In French)
Respondent: Secondo Bongiovanni (Pontifical Theological Faculty South Italy, Naples); (In French)

10.40 – 11.50 Conference 6: Jacek Poznanski (Jesuit University Ignatianum, Krakow): Method in Natural Science and Truth.
Respondent: Bruno Nobre (Catholic University of Portugal, Braga)

12.15 Eucharist - Welcome speech (Mark A. Lewis, Rector of the Gregorian University)

14.30 – 18.00 Excursion Robert Danieluk: Church of St. Ignatius; Rooms of St. Ignatius and Church Del Gesu (16.30-18.30), (Casa Santa Marta?, Collegio Romano?);  

19.00 Dinner in a restaurant

SUNDAY 8th September 2024

9.00 – 10.10 Conference 7: Raúl Gonzáles Favre (Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid): The Dynamics of Opinion in the Internet-mediated Polity and the Role of Organized Religion.
Respondent: Sergio Caballero Gadea (PhD student, Hochschule für Philosophie, Munich)

10.40 – 12.45 Evaluation & planning: Eric Charmetant

15.00 – 18.00 Meeting and Eucharist at General Curia with Benoît Malvaux, Procurator Generalis

20.15 Informal session









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