There will be a special "Scholar Session" devoted to the work of Dr. John Drummond on Friday, October 19, at the SPEP meeting to be held at Penn State University. Steven Crowell (Rice University) and Daniel Dahlstrom (Boston University) will comment on Dr. Drummond's work, and he will respond.
The Varieties of Understanding: New Perspectives from Psychology, Philosophy, and Theology project will sponsor its final conference in June, 2016 at the Lincoln Center Campus of Fordham University. The Varieties of Understanding Project is led by Stephen Grimm and is sponsored by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation with additional support from the Henry Luce Foundation, the University of California at Berkeley, and Fordham University. More information can be found here.
Professor Babette Babich is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to the Humboldt-Universität, Berlin for the Fall Semester, October through December, 2015. In conjunction with her Fordham Faculty Fellowship for 2015-2016, this will enable her to spend the time in Germany for research with colleagues in the philosophy and history of science, technology, and in Nietzsche studies.
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Brian Davies has published Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae: A Guide and Commentary (OUP, 2014). It is now the longest and most comprehensive commentary to the Summa available in English. The publisher writes:
Following a scholarly account of Thomas Aquinas's life, Davies explores his purposes in writing the Summa Theologiae and works systematically through each of its three Parts. He also relates their contents and Aquinas's teachings to those of other works and other thinkers both theological and philosophical. The concluding chapter considers the impact Aquinas's best-known work has exerted since its first appearance, and why it is still studied today. Intended for students and general readers interested in medieval philosophy and theology, Davies's study is a solid and reflective introduction both to the Summa Theologiae and to Aquinas in general.
Professor Davies is now working on a commentary to the Summa Contra Gentiles. Updates to follow.