Virtue and the Artistic Imagination: audio and notes from Father Joseph Koterski’s Art of the Beautiful lecture, February 15, 2014

Father Koterski lecture Feb 2014

Father Joseph Koterski, SJ was the final speaker in this year’s Art of the Beautiful series, co-sponsored by the CAS and the Thomistic Institute in Washington, DC. Father gave an account of the Aristotelian and Thomistic understanding of the virtues, and called upon the life and work of Bernini and Shakespeare to illustrate his thoughts on the subject.Here are the notes Father Koterski refers to in his lecture…

Virtue and Artistic Imagination, p. 1

Thomistic Account of Virtues p. 2

Special thanks to…

Father Allen White, OP – Director of the Catholic Center at NYU; Father Austin Litke, OP – Assistant Director of the Catholic Center at NYU; Father Thomas Joseph White, OP – Director of the Thomistic Institute, Washington, DC; Brother Gabriel Torreta, OP (Dominican House of Studies, Washington DC) ; Mr. James Wetzel for leading Compline throughout the series; Mr. Michael Hannon; Mrs. Maria Grizzetti and all our board and advisory board members, members and volunteers who helped to make the series such a tremendous success!

The audio of Father Koterski’s lecture can be heard below…

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The Art of the Beautiful – An Evening with Father Joseph Koterski, SJ

Father Joseph Koterski, SJ will offer the final lecture of this year’s Art of the Beautiful series on Saturday, February 15th at 7.30pm at the Catholic Center at NYU. Father Koterski’s subject will be Virtue and the Artistic Imagination.

Father Koterski is a Jesuit priest of the Maryland province of the Society of Jesus. He is an associate professor of Philosophy at Fordham University and Editor-in-Chief of the American Philosophical Quarterly. In 2011 he was re-elected President of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. Among his recent publications is An Introduction to Medieval Philosophy: Some Basic Concepts (2009).

On the Fordham campus he serves as Master of Queens Court Residential College for freshmen. For The Teaching Company he has produced lecture courses on Aristotle’s Ethics, on Natural Law and Human Nature, and most recently on Biblical Wisdom Literature.