The relationship between faith and reason will be the topic of Marquette University’s annual Aquinas Lecture at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22. Dr. Daniel Garber, department of philosophy chair at Princeton University, will deliver, “What Happens After Pascal’s Wager: Living Faith and Rational Belief,” in the Beaumier Conference Center in the John P. Raynor, S.J., Library, 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave. Garber will use the work of French philosopher Blaise Pascal to discuss what it means for faith to inform reason and how confident people should be regarding the rationality of religious belief. On-site registration will be required for the free, public lecture.
Garber studies the relationships of philosophy, science and society in the period of the Scientific Revolution. He has written two books, Descartes’ Metaphysical Physics and Descartes Embodied, and has co-edited the Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy and the annual Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy. He is editing a new edition of works by 17th Century thinker Jacobus Fontialis. Garber earned his doctorate from Harvard University in 1975. He joined the philosophy department at Princeton after many years at the University of Chicago.
The annual Aquinas Lecture is sponsored by Marquette’s Department of Philosophy. It was initiated by George H. Mahowald, S.J., in 1933 for the purpose of bringing outstanding leaders in Thomistic thought to the university and Milwaukee.
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