Bennett Lecture: Pasquale Porro

When and Where

Friday, December 08, 2023 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
400 Alumni Hall
Muzzo Family Alumni Hall
121 St. Joseph Street


Pasquale Porro, W. John Bennett Distinguished Visiting Scholar


Bennett Lecture
Do We Really have a Natural Desire to Know God? Philosophy, Theology, and Faith, 1270-1320 W. John Bennett Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Pasquale Porro, University of Turin


Pasquale Porro is Full Professor of Medieval Philosophy, Dante Studies and History of Metaphysics at the University of Turin. He received his PhD in Philosophy from Rome La Sapienza and has previously taught at the Universities of Paris Sorbonne, Bari, Freiburg i.Br., and PSUAD Abu Dhabi.
He has published extensively on Scholastic philosophy, including the volumes Forme e modelli di durata nel pensiero medievale. L'aevum, il tempo discreto, la categoria ‘quando’ (Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Leuven University Press, 1996) and Thomas Aquinas: A Historical and Philosophical Profile (Catholic University of America Press, 2016). He currently chairs two inter-university research projects: ‘Averroism. History, developments and implications of a cross-cultural tradition’, and ‘Belief without Evidence? The Ethics of Belief and Doxastic Control from Augustine to Fake News’.

Research Interests: 
Medieval Philosophy; History of Metaphysics; Dante’s Philosophy; Thomist Tradition; Epistemic Evidentialism and Doxastic Voluntarism.

Read more about Prof. Porro in the September 2023 Chronica III.

A reception in the Shook Common Room will follow.

**RSVP required