Schedule

Schedule of Seventh World Conference on Metaphysics

Place where it will be held: Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca (Spain).
c/ Compañía, 5. 37002 Salamanca.
The sessions of October 24, the round tables and the closing session will take place in the John Paul II Assembly Hall. The communications sessions will be held in classrooms from 40 to 47 of the 4th floor of the UPSA (the exact distribution by class of each communication will be published later).

Wednesday, October 24
  • 16:00-17:00 Registration and Distribution of Conference Materials (St. John Paul II Hall, Pontifical University of Salamanca).
  • 17:00- 17:30 Welcome and Initial Remarks by the Authorities (St. John Paul II Hall, Pontifical University of Salamanca).
  • 17:30-18:00 Presentation of the Conference (St. John Paul II Hall, Pontifical University of Salamanca).
  • 18:00-19:00 Opening Address: “Human Nature and the Person” Dr. Jesús Conill Sancho • Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Valencia, Spain (St. John Paul II Hall, Pontifical University of Salamanca).
Thursday, October 25
  • 09:30-11:30 Presentations 1. (classrooms from 40 to 47 of the 4th floor of the UPSA)
  • 11:30-12:00 Coffee break.
  • 12:00-13:30 Round Table 1: Metaphysics, Science, and Therapy (St. John Paul II Hall)

Dr. César Nombela Cano, Professor of Microbiology at the Complutense University, Madrid; Honorary Rector of the Menéndez Pelayo International University, Spain • “Scientific Truth and Its Scope”.
Dr. Julio Martínez Martínez, Rector of the Pontifical University of Comillas, Madrid • “Interdisciplinarity. Profound Philosophical and Theological Implications”.
Dr. Robert P. Badillo (moderator), Professor of Philosophy at St. John’s University, New York • “Does Rielo’s Binitarian Conception of the Absolute Constitute a Novel Form of the Preambulata Fidei That Pointing to Christ Resolves the Impasse of Reason vis a vis Human Suffering?”.

  • 16:00-17:30 Presentations 2. (classrooms from 40 to 47 of the 4th floor of the UPSA)
  • 17:30-18:00 Coffee Break.
  • 18:00-19:30 Round Table 2: Metaphysics, Theology, and Religions. (St. John Paul II Hall)

Dr. Marie-Jeanne Coutagne, Researcher at the Catholic University of Lyon, France • “Being-More in Teilhard de Chardin and Fernando Rielo: Two Metaphysical Approaches to the Human Person”
Dr. Peter Schallenberg, Professor of Moral Theology at the Paderborn Faculty of Theology, Germany • “What Metaphysics Does Catholic Moral Theology Need?”
Dr. Lourdes Grosso García (moderator), Professor at San Dámaso University, Madrid • “Mystical Conception of Coessentiality”

  • 20:00-21:00 Cultural Visit.
Friday, October 26
  • 09:30-11:30 Presentations 3 (classrooms from 40 to 47 of the 4th floor of the UPSA).
  • 11:30-12:00 Coffee Break.
  • 12:00-13:30 Round Table 3: Metaphysics and Culture. (St. John Paul II Hall)

Dr. Ángel Casado Marcos, Emeritus Professor at the Autonomous University, Madrid • “Galdós and the Cervantine Tradition”.
Dr. Ángel Galindo, Vicar General of the Diocese of Segovia, Spain • “Ethics, Beauty, and Glory”.
Dr. Ricardo Piñero Moral, Professor of Aesthetics and Theory of the Arts at the University of Navarra, Spain • “Aesthetics of Incarnate Contemplation: Towards a Metaphysics of Culture”.
Dr. José Barbosa Corbacho (moderator), Rector of the Private Technical University of Loja, Ecuador.

  • 16:00-17:30 Presentations 4 (classrooms from 40 to 47 of the 4th floor of the UPSA).
  • 17:30-18:00 Coffee Break.
  • 18:00-19:30 Round Table 4: Metaphysics and Person (St. John Paul II Hall)

Dr. Elena Lugo, Fr. José Kentenich Bioethics Commission, Argentina • “Bioethics, Person, and Transhumanism”.
Dr. Francisco Javier Herrero, Professor of Philosophy at the Pontifical University of Salamanca and the University of Salamanca, Spain • “The Humanism of Another Man in Levinas”.
Dr. Agustín Domingo Moratalla, Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy at the University of Valencia, Spain • “From the Person to Personalism: A Round-Trip Journey?”
Dr. Juana Sánchez-Gey Venegas (moderator), Professor of Philosophy at the Autonomous University, Madrid • “Human Nature: From Max Scheler to Fernando Rielo”.

  • 20:00-21:00  Concert: Six Centuries of Sacred Music, performed by the Koiné Ensemble, accompanied by Brais García Maceiras on the organ, directed by Maestro Ignacio Yepes, in the Royal Chapel of St. Jerome at the University of Salamanca, a historic building among the Escuelas Mayores, 19 Libreros Street.
Saturday, October 27
  • 09:00-10:30 Round Table 5: Metaphysics and Education (St. John Paul II Hall)

Dr. Camille Lacau de Saint-Guili, Teaching and Research Unit for Iberian and Latin American Studies at Sorbonne University, France • “Miguel de Unamuno, Victoriano García Martí, María Zambrano: Pedagogy and Shared Searching for a Metaphysics (1900-1939).
Dr. Mauro Mantovani, Rector of the Pontifical Salesian University, Rome • “Metaphysics Should Not Be Regarded as an Alternative to Anthropology (Fides et Ratio, 83). The Educational Task of Transdisciplinarity”.
Dr. Graciano González R-Arnáiz, Professor of Ethics at the Complutense University, Madrid • “Cognitive Improvement. An Ethical Perspective”.
Dr. María Fernanda Lacilla Ramas, Professor at San Dámaso University, Madrid • “An Approach to Educating Interiority from the Standpoint of Fernando Rielo’s Education in Ecstasy

  • 10:30-11:30 Conclusions. (St. John Paul II Hall)
  • 11:30-12:00 Coffee Break.
  • 12:00-13:00 Closing Address: “The Contemporary Value of Metaphysics. Person and Science Open to the Absolute”Dr. José María López Sevillano, President of the Idente School. (St. John Paul II Hall)
  • 13:00-13:30 Conclusion of the Conference • Remarks by the Rector of the Pontifical University of Salamanca, the President of the Idente Foundation for Study and Rsearch and the Fernando Rielo Foundation, and other authorities (St. John Paul II Hall)