Banned Books and the Stuart Rose Collection: A Panel Discussion

An Imprints and Impressions Series Event

Date: September 22, 2014

Time: 11:00 am - noon & noon - 1:00 pm

Location: Kennedy Union Ballroom, located on the second floor of Kennedy Union

Sponsors: Department of Philosophy; the Humanities Commons

Contact:
 John Inglis or Caroline Merithew

Phone number: 937-229-2933

Supporting Involvement: Paul Morman (Department of History), Robert Brecha (Department of Physics), Una Cadegan (Department of History), John Inglis (Department of Philosophy)

Faculty discuss significant banned books featured in the Stuart Rose exhibit:

11:00 - 11:50 am

  • The Index: Dr. Una Cadegan (Department of History) looks at the current scholarship on the Index of Forbidden Books.
  • Galileo: Dr. Bob Brecha (Department of Physics) highlights the banning of Galileo and observational science.

12:00 - 12:50 am

  • Thomas Aquinas: Dr. John Inglis (Department of Philosophy) speaks on the banning of Thomas Aquinas's great Summa, the most important book in Catholic intellectual tradition.
  • Descartes and the Index of Forbidden Books: Dr. Paul Morman (Department of History, Distinguished Service Professor) highlights the book by Descartes that he was not allowed to study while a student at UD in the 1960s.

This event is free and open to the public.

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