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London, 2010
European Jesuit Philosophers Meeting (Jesphil) 2010
26 August – 30 August, 2010
Heythrop College, London

Louis Caruana (MAL) Heythrop College, London (Jesphil coordinator)
Heinrich Watzka (GER) Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt
Terry Walsh (NEN) Heythrop College, London


Conference Programme

THURSDAY 26th August
14.00-16.30 Arrival and registration (Garden Room)
18.30-19.30 Dinner
20.00 Welcome address (Garden Room)
Introducing each other

FRIDAY 27th August
07.30-08.45 Breakfast (Dining Room)
09.00-10.30 (Walker Room)
Topic 1: “The existential and analytical approaches to ontology” Heinrich Watzka, S.J. (Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt)
Respondent: Bruno Niederbacher, S.J.

10.30-11.00: Coffee (Garden Room)
11.00-12.30 (Walker Room)
Topic 2: « Voilà pourquoi je ne suis pas ontologue.» Paul Gilbert, S.J. (Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Roma)
Respondent: Otto Muck, S.J.

13.00 Lunch
15.00-16.00 Workshops
Workshop on: How can Jesuit philosophers collaborate with Jesuit Theologians? Lubos Rojka, S.J. (Garden Room)
Workshop on: The Jesuit character of our Philosophy Institutions. Louis Caruana, S.J. (Walker Room)

16.00-16.30 Coffee (Garden Room)
16.30-17.00 Plenary session on workshops: Walker Room

17.30 Eucharist (presider: G. Causse)
18.30 Supper
20.00 Informal session (Garden Room): Mr Nadeem Ahmad (Heythrop IT manager discusses Internet and Academia) + Drinks

SATURDAY 28th August

07.30-08.45 Breakfast (Dining Room)
9.00-10.30 (Walker Room)
Topic 3: « La pertinence de l'ontologie pour  la théologie.» Paul Favraux, S.J. (Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur ; IET, Bruxelles)
Respondent: Gerry Hughes, S.J.

10.30-11.00 Coffee (Garden Room)
11.00-12.30 (Walker Room)
Topic 4: « L’ontologie scientifique et la personne humaine.» Eric Charmetant, S.J. (Centre Sèvres, Paris)
Respondent: Louis Caruana, S.J.

13.00 Lunch
14.00 Excursion to Oxford (including Eucharist and supper at Campion Hall)
14.00: Bus leaves Heythrop campus
16.30: arrival at Campion Hall (alighting at St Aldate’s)
16.30 – 18.15: Guided tour of Oxford University
18.15: Eucharist at Campion Hall Main Chapel (presider: B. Niederbacher)
19.00: Supper at Campion Hall
20.45: Leave Campion Hall for London (bus waiting at St Aldate’s)

SUNDAY 29th August

07.30-08.45 Breakfast (Dining Room)
09.00-10.30 (Walker Room)
Topic 5: « Ontology of Value: defending the reality of the moral centre, a suggestion from Max Scheler.» Peter Gallagher, S.J. (Heythrop College, London)
Respondent: Terry Walsh, S.J.

10.30-11.00 Coffee (Garden Room)
11.00-12.30 Workshops
Workshop on: Fr. Nicolás’ Mexico statement. Gaetano Piccolo, S.J. (Garden Room)
Workshop on: Specific needs of Jesuit scholastics in philosophy. Dany Younes, S.J. (Walker Room)

Plenary session: Walker Room

13.00 Lunch
15.00-16.00 Evaluation & planning (Walker Room)
16.00-16.30 Coffee
16.30-17.00 Evaluation & Planning (Walker Room) (continued)

17.30 Eucharist (presider: Fr. Michael Holman, S.J. Provincial)
18.30 Supper
20.00 Informal session: Charles Pickstone (Art and Spirituality) (Garden Room)

MONDAY 30th August

Departure after breakfast

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