Thursday, September 6, 2018, Authenticum starts back up at Sacred Heart Parish in Grand Rapids. The social begins outside at Sacred Heart at 6 pm, followed by a lecture by Professor Daniel Wagner of Aquinas College, at 7 pm. Professor Wagner will be delivering a lecture entitled: “Aristotle on Nature (φύσις/phūsis): Ancient Source of Catharsis for the Lived Nihilism of Modernity".
Dr. Wagner holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas. His most recent publication is titled Thomas Aquinas: Teacher of Humanity, Co-Editor with John P. Hittinger, (London, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015). He is the current chair of the Philosophy department at Aquinas College, and is the Co-founder of The Society for 21st Century Thomism His professional interests are Philosophy of Nature and Science, Metaphysics, Philosophical Anthropology, and the principles of Ethics in St. Thomas Aquinas and Aristotle.