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Aquinas's Notion of Science
 Br. Dunstan Robidoux OSB
St. Anselm’s Abbey

Time/Date: 7:30 pm., Thursday evening, March 17, 2005
Place: James Bates Hall , Ascension Catholic Church, 12700 Lanham- Severn Road, Bowie, Maryland 20720 Tel: 301 262 2227


Aquinas had a notion of science that was heavily influenced by the methodology of Greek science. The science of Aristotle became a dominant paradigm for understanding how science should be done, and this paradigm dominated men’s minds until well into the 17th Century. However Aquinas appropriated a number of notions which informed his understanding of scientific procedure, and his understanding of science contains a number of parallels which related it to the nature and structure of contemporary modern science. Aquinas's notion of science cannot be simply rejected as antiquated. How Aquinas's understanding of science has been understood has perhaps been antiquated, and these mistaken notions should be rejected.

Br. Dunstan Robidoux, OSB was born June 4, 1951 in Canada. He did philosophy studies in Louvain, Belgium on and off from 1977 to 1984. He has a licentiate in philosophy. He has done theology studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D. C.  and is presently doing a PhD in theology. He has been a monk at St. Anselm's Abbey in Washington since 1987. He is the Vice-Director of the Lonergan Institute for the "Good Under Construction" located at 4501 S. Dakota Ave. NE, Washington, DC, 20017-2753 tel. 202-269-6650.

Note: The talk will be preceded by a recitation of the rosary. Light refreshments will be provided.
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