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"Humanist More", by Dr. George M. Logan

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Dr. George M. Logan is principal editor of the Cambridge Utopia; co-editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature (5th-8th editions); editor of the forthcoming History of King Richard III by Thomas More; author of The Meaning of More's "Utopia" (Princeton UP); Cappon Professor of English, Queen's University, Canada.


Panel #1: An Historical Inquiry: "Interrogating Thomas More."
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"Failed Politican? Saintly Statesman? Faithful Conscience!," by Rev. Joseph Koterski, SJ
Fr. Koterski, Chair of Philosophy at Fordham University, is responding to "Interrogating Thomas More: The Conundrums of Conscience," a law review article by Prof. Steven D. Smith of San Diego Law School.

Reply by Professor Smith
Prof. Koterski's response, then Conference participants get their say.

Chair: Russell Osgood, President of Grinnell College and past Dean of Cornell Law School.


Panel #2: "The Development of Thomas More Studies"
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with Dr. Elizabeth McCutcheon (Professor Emerita and Past President of Amici Thomae Mori), Dr. Clarence H. Miller, and Dr. George M. Logan,
Panel Exchange.


Symposium #1: More's Utopia, Book 1
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Dr. Stephen W. Smith: the literary perspective
Dr. Jeff Lehman: the philosophic perspective
Questions and Discussion
Can the learned professions really affect justice? Who wins this argument: More the lawyer or Raphael the experienced observer?


Symposium #2: More's Utopia, Book 2 (Talk Not Available on Audio)
Dr. Richard Dougherty, the political perspective
Dr. John Boyle, the theological perspective
Questions and Discussion
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According to Raphael's account, what is the view of law, justice, government, and statesmanship as they have evolved over the 1,760 years of Utopia's existence? Is this view attractive to you? Why?


Symposium #3: More's Utopia as a whole
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Final statements on the philosophical, literary, political, and theological dimensions, followed by discussion.


Banquet address, by Dr. Clarence H. Miller
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Dr. Miller is Executive Editor of Yale UP's Complete Works of St. Thomas More; translator of the 2001 Yale edition of Utopia, Professor Emeritus of St. Louis Univ.

Academic seminars
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NOTE: For those interested in the above topics, you may also want to listen to St. Thomas More's Utopia, available on MP3 here.

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