Richard C. Taylor

Research and Teaching

Philosophical Video Archives at Marquette University

AAIWG Welcome

AAIWG Members

SIHSPAI new website:

P6959 F2020

Arabic and Latin Reading Groups Fall 2020 & Spring 2021

International Series of Six Lectures on the Christian West and the Islamic East: Theology, Science and Knowledge academic year 2020-21

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy Conferences & Activities.

AAIWG related websites & Calls For Papers / Panels:


Eighth Annual AAIWG On-Line International Live Video Graduate Student Workshop, Milwaukee, 20-21 March 2020:

Old Style Version:

Rescheduled 9-11 June 2021 due to pandemic. AAIWG annual meeting London 11-13 June 2020: “ Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions: Structures of Being, World and Mind” : New Style Version:

Old Style Version:

Canceled due to pandemic. Fifteenth Annual Marquette Summer Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy 22-24 June 2020: “Causes and Causality in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition:

Old Style Version:

Canceled due to pandemic. Thirteenth Annual Summer Conference on Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions, Marquette University 17-19 June 2020: “Apophaticism in Maimonides and the Latin Tradition”:

Old Style Version:

Sarah Broadie Conference 20-21 February 2020

New style:

Old style:


New style website:

Old style website:    Spring 2019 Pisa AAIWG International Meeting

Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

    MWS Seminar 2020 Conference Website

     MWS Summer 2019 Conference Website (New style corrected)

     MWS Summer 2029 Conference Website (New style)

     MWS Summer 2019 Conference Website (Old style)

Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions (PAT)

     PAT Summer 2019 Conference Website (New style)

     PAT Summer 2019 Conference Website (Old style)

Rabat AAIWG Workshop 12-13 March 2018

Marrakesh AAIWG Workshop on Human Knowing 15-16March 2018

Graduate Student AAIWG Annual Spring Workshop

Muslim-Christian Relations in America Today Symposium 27-29 March 2017

Seminar Series

AAIWG Seminar Series 2017-

Spring 2017: Nicola Polloni, The Penetration of Arabic Philosophy into the Latin Philosophical Tradition (1162-1215)

Fall 2018 & Spring 2019: An International Seminar on al-Ghazali’s Incoherence of the Philosophers, Discussion #3.  Organized by Prof. Fehrullah Terkan (Ankara University) & Prof. Richard Taylor, Marquette University.

Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions of the Middle Ages.(PATMA) Texts and Studies in Interpretation and Influence among Philosophical Thinkers of the Medieval Arabic, Latin and Hebrew Traditions. Brepols Publishers, Belgium.   Click HERE.

Research sites:

AAIWG Graduate Student Reading Groups

Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’

Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ Special Seminar Winter/Spring 2016

Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ Project Conference Presentations and Related Work

Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ Recherches

Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ Videos

Aquinas and the Arabs Project Translations

Aquinas and the Arabs: Project Essays

AAP publications by members and friends

Liber de causis

Teaching sites

Collaborative Graduate Courses at Marquette and KU Leuven 2011-

MU-KUL Aquinas and the Arabic Tradition: First Principles Fall 2020 (new style site)

MU-KUL Aquinas and the Arabic Tradition: First Principles Fall 2020 (old style site)

KUL Aquinas in Context: Where Even the Light Is Like Darkness: Aquinas on Negative Emotions, Human Responsibility, and the Problems of Evil  (New Style Website)

Aquinas in Context KUL 2019  (Old Style Website)

MU Theory of Ethics Spring 2019

     Experimental version viewable with computer, tablet or phone:

Intensive Ancient Philosophy 2018-19

MU Theory of Ethics Fall 2018

Aquinas Fall 2018 MU & KUL

Pisa Aquinas & the Arabs Spring 2018

KUL HIW Research Methods Seminar Fall 2017

KUL HIW Aquinas in Context (Religion and Philosophy) Fall 2017

Theory of Ethics Spring 2017 (undergraduate)

Medieval Philosophy Spring 2017

Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ Istanbul May-June 2016

Aquinas in Context Fall 2015: Aquinas and Bonaventure on Divine Creation and Human Knowledge (KUL only)

Philosophy in the Lands of Islam Fall 2015

Global Collaborations. Course Collaborations.

Aquinas Fall 2014 MU KUL (graduate) on the Nature and Attainment of Happiness

Aquinas Fall 2013 MU KUL (graduate) on metaphysics

Aquinas Fall 2012: Soul and Intellect

Aquinas Spring 2010 (graduate)

Aquinas and the Arabic Philosophical Tradition on Creation KUL Fall 2011 (graduate)

Aquinas & the Arabic Philosophical Tradition UP Fall 2011 (graduate)

Arabic / Islamic Philosophy KUL Spring 2011 (undergraduate)

Ancient Philosophy (undergraduate 2016)

Averroes Seminar 2007 (graduate)

Medieval Islamic Philosophy 2008 (graduate)

Aristotle Seminar 2006

Arabic / Islamic Philosophy Course (28 class meetings)

Arabic Philosophy Teaching Resources

Appointments Webpage

Special Seminar Winter/Spring 2016 on Divine Will, Creation and Providence


Taylor Lecture at Ave Maria University January 2015

Reading Groups Spring 2015

Interview on Averroes with Peter Adamson for History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps at:

Lecture “Conceiving Creation According to Ibn Rushd / Averroes,” 2013 CUA lecture series Philosophy in the Islamic Lands, The Catholic University of America, 15 November 2013.


Upcoming Conferences:

Mellon 2017 Planning (tentative)

Fall 2015: Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, Mexico.

Recent conferences: Update forthcoming

5-6 September 2014, University of St. Thomas, Houston: Annual Fall Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ Workshop. Webpage:,_Houston,_2014.html

23-25 June 2014, Marquette University : Definition and Essence in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition. 9th Annual Marquette Summer Seminar on Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition.


11-13 June 2014, Marquette University : Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions (New Workshop Format): al-Fārābī) Webpage:

13-14 March 2014, Marquette University: Second On-Line International Live Video Grad Student Workshop. Webpage:

20-21 September 2013, Annual Fall North American Workshop on Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ sponsored by the Universidad Panamericana and the Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ International Working Group,

Organizers: Luis López-Farjeat & Richard C. Taylor


Call for Papers: 10-12 July 2013, University of Denver, Denver, CO, Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions.

Sixth Annual Summer Conference sponsored by the University of Denver and Marquette University

Organizers: Sarah Pessin & Richard C. Taylor


Call for Papers: 27-28 June 2013, Two-Day Workshop on Ibn Rushd / Averroes and His Philosophy, Marquette University.

Sponsored by the Aquinas and 'the Arabs' International Working Group for the deeper understanding of Arabic philosophy and its influence.

Organizer:  Richard C. Taylor


Conference Announcement:  24-26 June 2013, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. "Virtue, Emotion and Practical Reason in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition," Eighth Annual Marquette University Summer Seminar on Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition.

Organizers: Owen Goldin, Franco Trivigno & Richard C. Taylor


 Conference Announcement: 7-8 June 2013, Universität Würzburg,  Würzburg, Germany, Aquinas and Arabic Metaphysics

(For complete listing of presenters, see website.) Additional Ph.D. Workshop 7 June 2013.

Organizers: Jörn Müller, Dag Hasse & Richard C. Taylor


Conference Announcement:  3-4 June 2013, Université de Paris - Sorbonne & Institut Catholique de Paris, "Thomas d'Aquin et ses sources arabes / Aquinas and 'the Arabs'".  Call for papers on Aquinas and the Arabic Tradition. Provisional program complete 27 February 2013. Announcement soon. 

Organizers: J.-B. Brenet, Isabelle Moulin & Richard C. Taylor


21-22 March 2013 International On-Line Live Video Graduate Student Workshop sponsored by the Aquinas and ‘the Arabs‘ International Working Group. Organizer: Richard C. Taylor


Video recordings:

Paris 30, 31 May, & 2 June 2012 Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ Research Seminar Conferences (twice annually in Paris & North America)

Leuven 4-5 June 2012 “Translation and Transformation in Philosophy: Albert, between Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’”

London 17-22 June 2012 “Conciliating Revelation and Science in the Abrahamic Traditions”

20-22 June 2012  Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

25-26 June 2012 Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions

Exploring the Abrahamic Traditions (2007)

The Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Heritage: Philosophical and Theological Explorations in the Abrahamic Traditions (2007)

Old websites:

Aquinas & the Arabs Meetings 2005-2008 Conferences & Seminars