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The Robert J. Henle Conference
The Biannual Henle Conference is named after Rev. Robert J. Henle SJ, former member of the Philosophy Department at Saint Louis University; former Dean of the Graduate School at Saint Louis University; and former President of Georgetown University. Rev. Henle SJ was a noted Thomistic scholar who specialized in the Platonic influence on the philosophical and theological thought of Thomas Aquinas. In his later years, he returned to Saint Louis University and taught in the Law School at Saint Louis University until his death. Just prior to his death, he published a book on Aquinas' Theory of Law.
Professor Eleonore Stump, Robert J. Henle Chair of Philosophy, founded and instituted the biannual Henle Conference beginning in 1993. It was Professor Stump's intention to bring internationally renowned scholars to Saint Louis University to present papers on topics relevant to the interests of the Philosophy Department at Saint Louis University. Each conference is organized by a different faculty member, according to his or her own area of interest. Over the past 18 years, the Henle Conference has focused on such themes as current studies in Medieval Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, Political Philosophy, and many other relevant topics. Every other year the Wade Memorial Lecture is incorporated into the Henle to inaugurate the conference with a keynote from a world renowned scholar. The papers from the Henle Conference are published in special editions of the Modern Schoolman.
Recent Henle Conferences
Henle 2010 : "Experimental & Theoretical Knowledge" (Organizer: Kent Staley)
Henle 2008: "The Varieties of Perception" (Organizer: John greco)
Henle 2006: "Knowledge and Intersubjective Perspectives" (Organizer: Michael Barber)
Henle 2004: "Medieval Metaphysics" (Organizer: Susan Brower-Toland)
Henle 2002: "The Metaphysics of Plato and Aristotle" (Organizer: Scott Berman)
Henle 2000: "Religion and Public Discourse" (Organizer: James Bohman)