The 2017 Etienne Gilson Lecture: “Etienne Gilson: Formation and Achievement”
Richard J. Fafara (Fellow of the Adler-Aquinas Institute)
Dr. Fafara earned a B.A. in Classics from Seton Hall University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from University of Toronto where he attended Etienne Gilson’s public lectures. Dr. Fafara studied Cartesian philosophy under Professor Ferdinand Alquié at the Sorbonne and held a post‐doctoral fellowship at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, where he studied 17th century Polish philosophy. He has taught philosophy at University of New Brunswick at St. John, University of Saskatchewan, George Washington University, George Mason University, and Northern Virginia Community College. His publications include: The Malebranche Moment:Selections from Letters of Etienne Gilson and Henri Gouhier (1920‐1936), articles on various 17th century philosophers and contemporary Thomists, and translations of Polish philosophers. He is currently a Fellow of the Adler‐Aquinas Institute.
Reception to follow at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. For further information, please contact Institute Secretary Barbara North at 416.926.7142.