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Suarez Lecturers

2017 Elizabeth Anderson (University of Michigan), "Epistemic Bubbles and Authoritarian Politics"
2016 Robert Pippin (University of Chicago), "Hegel on the Political Significance of Collective Self-Deceit"

2015

Robert Pasnau (University of Colorado Boulder), "Historical Reflections on Our Long Quest for Certainty"

2014

Judith Butler (University of California Berkeley), "'We, the People' or Plural Action"

2013

Christine Korsgaard (Harvard University), "On Having a Good"

2011

Harry Frankfurt (Princeton University), "Getting It Right"

2010

Jerome B. Schneewind (Johns Hopkins University), "Autonomy After Kant"

2009

John Cooper (Princeton University), "Aristotle and Philosophy as a Way of Life"

2008

Sir Anthony Kenny (Oxford University), "Just Wars, Unjust Wars, and Holy Wars"

2007

Hilary Putnam (Harvard University), "What Pragmatism Taught Us"

2006

D.Z. Phillips (Claremont Graduate School), "Seeing Pictures of God"

2005

Nicholas Rescher (University of Pittsburgh), "On Distinctions in Philosophy"

2004

Anthony Lisska (Denison University), "Recta Ratio in Late Medieval Moral Theory: The Case of Thomas Aquinas and William of Ockham"

2003

Bas van Fraasen (Princeton University), "Representation and Perspective in Science"

2002

Frederick Ferre (University of Georgia), "Should Metaphysics Still Come First?"

2001

Eleonore Stump (St. Louis University), "Medieval Metaphysics and Political Theology: Aquinas on Incarnation"

2000

Richard Blackwell (St. Louis University), "Galileo's Trial: A Plea Bargain Gone Awry"

1999

Thomas Flynn (Emory University), "The Spaces of Michel Foucault"

1998

John Lachs (Vanderbilt University), "Transcendence in Philosophy and in Everyday Life"

1997

Jorge Gracia (SUNY at Buffalo), "The Nature of Metaphysics"

1996

Robert Neville (Boston University), "Is There an Essence of Human Nature?"

1995

William Richardson, SJ (Boston College), "Heidegger's Fall"

1993

Hubert Dreyfus (University of California, Berkeley), "What is Moral Maturity?"

1992

Nicholas Wolterstorff (Yale University), "The Art of Remembering: The Social Function of Art in Remembering"

1991

Martha Nussbaum (Brown University), "Literary Imagination in Public Life"

1990

John Wippel (The Catholic University of America), "What Can We Know of God?"

1989

Gerald McCool, SJ (Fordham University), "Why St. Thomas Aquinas Stays Alive"

1988

William Alston (Syracuse University), " An Empirical Basis for Theology"

1987

Robert Sokolowski (The Catholic University of America), "What is Moral Action?"

1987

Quentin Lauer, SJ (Fordham University), "Humanism and Human Dignity"

1986

Alvin Plantinga (University of Notre Dame), "Is Belief in God Rational?"

1985

W. Norris Clarke, SJ (Fordham University), "Art and the Elite: A Philosophical Defense of Popular Art"

1983

John N. Findlay (Boston University), "Neoplatonism and Western Christian Man"