McMahon Aquinas Chair in Philosophy hosts annual lecture

September 14, 2017 (Notre Dame, Ind.) — Saint Mary’s College is pleased to announce that David O’Connor, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, will offer this year’s McMahon Aquinas Lecture. O’Connor’s talk titled “Love More Than You Know: The Tao of Thomas Aquinas” will be on Thursday, October 5 at 7 p.m. in Rice Commons, Student Center. The event is free, and members of the public and campus communities are encouraged to attend.

Photo of David O'Connor, PhDO’Connor’s main teaching and research interests are in ancient philosophy, ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy and literature.

Professor Michael Waddell, the Edna and George McMahon Aquinas Chair in Philosophy and host of the lecture, said O’Connor is reminiscent of a 21st century Socrates.

“His gifts in the classroom have made him beloved among generations of Notre Dame undergraduates; his charm, generosity and insight as a conversation partner have made him a cherished mentor to graduate students; and his paradigm shifting scholarship has made him widely respected among professional colleagues,” Waddell said. “We feel very fortunate to be able to have him deliver this year's McMahon Aquinas Lecture."

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This lecture is presented by the Edna and George McMahon Aquinas Chair in Philosophy, who sponsors an annual lecture on a topic related to the thought of Thomas Aquinas.

About Saint Mary's College: Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., is a four-year, Catholic, residential, women’s liberal arts college offering five bachelor’s degrees and more than 30 major areas of study, such as business, nursing, art, chemistry, and social work. Saint Mary’s College also offers two graduate degrees: a Master of Science and a Doctorate. All programs that fall under these degrees are co-educational and include a Master of Science in Data Science, a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Founded in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Saint Mary’s College seeks, according to its mission statement, to educate students, develop their talents, and prepare them to make a difference in the world. Follow Saint Mary's College on Twitter @saintmarys and @saintmarysnews.

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