Medieval Disputation

You’re invited to attend a

Medieval Disputation


Disputatio Quaesito

on the

Foundations of Moral Philosophy

Saturday, May 13, 9:30-1:00 p.m.

736 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo, Mi 49001

Celebrating Medieval Congress week in Kalamazoo, the Newman scholars of Ambrose House invite you to a disputatio quaesito on the foundations of moral philosophy and a response to the question of what philosophy identifies as the first principle of moral action and whether this principle is derived from teleology.

Scholares collegium inquisitores

·       Dr. Ronald Muller, CNLAP founding Provost/President

(Ph.D. University of Dallas 1985)

·       Dr. Lloyd Newton, Scholar Associate

(Ph.D. University of Dallas, 1998)

Quaestio:  Is the first principle of moral action to be found in human teleology or in something else?

Following medieval protocols, the disputation will involve precise clarification of the issue, definitions of relevant terms, the teachings of the authorities, and the rational evidences supporting specifically philosophic conclusions.

The faculty discussants, point and counter-point on the argument, are each allotted time for afirmatio, respondeo, andsummatio.  After a break for lunch, the convocation of scholars will affirm the dictum ad quaestio.

Schedule, Saturday May 13, 2007

 9:30 a.m.        Convocation

10:00-11:00    First session

11:00-11:15    break

11:15-12:15    Second session

12:15—1:00    lunch, Conclusion