Symposium Thomisticum

Cracow, 2 – 4 June 2022

Symposium Thomisticum V will take place in Cracow, 2 – 4 June 2022.

We have been assured by our Dominican hosts that we are welcome. They have encouraged us to come and insist we will not be a burden at this extraordinary time.

In the case of imminent danger we will cancel, or if governments issue a non fly advisory. Two months ahead this does not seem likely. We are confident of a successful symposium.

The list of main speakers has been increased to twenty five.

The theme of the Symposium is Aquinas on Action, with action understood in the broadest possible sense, from divine act of creation to criminal activity and anything between. Papers may be in ethics, psychology, legal philosophy, theology, aesthetics, metaphysics, epistemology. They may be historical, exegetic or speculative.

Invited speakers:

  • Janice Breidenbach
  • Brian Carl
  • Kevin Flannery SJ
  • Christopher Frey
  • Jennifer Frey
  • Harm Goris
  • John Haldane
  • Joshua Hochschild
  • Tobias Hoffmann
  • Piotr Jaroszyński
  • Gyula Klima
  • Rupert Mayer OP
  • Turner Nevitt
  • Siobhan Nash-Marshall
  • John O’Callaghan
  • Fran O’Rourke
  • Thomas Osborne
  • Gregory Reichberg
  • Andrea Robiglio
  • Piotr Roszak
  • Fáinche Ryan
  • Mariusz Tabaczek, O.P.
  • David Twetten
  • Rudi te Velde
  • Thomas Joseph White OP

Papers are invited for parallel supplementary sessions on the afternoon of Saturday 4 June 2022.

While topics on any aspect of Aquinas are welcome, priority will be given to those relating to action. To avoid overlap, initial titles may be sent at the earliest to Fran O’Rourke, Emeritus Professor, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin (

Although the initial deadline for abstracts has passed, there is still room for a small number of papers in the supplementary sessions. Send proposals to

Papers will be circulated in advance; summaries will be presented at the symposium: papers will be discussed rather than read.

The registration fee is €200 to include refreshments and three five-star dinners.

All inquiries to Fran O’Rourke, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University College Dublin (