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John G. Jr. Trapani PhD

PUBLICATIONS

2011 - Book: Poetry, Beauty, and Contemplation: the complete aesthetics of Jacques Maritain, Catholic University of America Press, 2011.

2009 - "Resolving the Tension Between Tolerance and Truth: Jacques Maritain on the Moral Extremes of Relativism and Fanaticism," in Maritain and America, edited by Christopher Cullen, S.J., and Joseph Allan Clair, Catholic University of America Press, 2009.

2006 - Book Review: The Very Rich Hours of Jacques Maritain: A Spiritual Life," Theological Studies, 67.1 (March 2006): 217(1).

2004 - "Book Review: The Art of Humane Education by Donald Phillip Verene," The Review of Metaphysics, September 1, 2004.

2004 - Truth Matters, edited by John G. Trapani, Jr., Catholic University Press, 2004.

2004 --Book Review: The Art of Humane Education by Donald Phillip Verene, The Review of Metaphysics, September 2004.

2004 -- Truth Matters, edited with Introduction by John G. Trapani, Jr., Catholic University Press, April 2004.

2003--Milking Cows, Pushing Plows, "Essay in the 'Advice to Thomists' Column, in "The Maritain Notebook,"Volume 11, Issue 1, Spring 2003, The Newsletter of The American Maritain Association.

2002-- "The Air We Breathe:The Reality of Our Knowledge and Our Knowledge of Reality," in Jacques Maritain and The Many Ways of Knowing, edited by Douglas Olivant, Catholic University Press, 2002.

2001 -- "Different Music - Same Keyboard: Obscene Art/Pornography and the First Amendment Debate,: in Reassessing the Liberal State - Reading Maritain's Man and the State", edited by Timothy Fuller and John P. Hittinger, Catholic University Press, 2001, 166-175.

2000--"Radiance:The Metaphysical Foundations of Maritain's Aesthetics," in Beauty, Art, and the Polis, edited by Alice Ramos, Catholic University Press, 2000.

2000--"Looking Ahead to the Past:The Timeless Pursuit of Truth," in What's It All About?, edited by John G. Trapani, Jr., Tapestry Press, 2000.

1998--"Commentary:The Philosopher in Society by Jacques Maritain," in Ways of Seeing:Foundations of Interdisciplinary Study, edited by Skip Koff, Tapestry Press, 1998.

1996--"The Class of 2000:What You Should Know ... An Introduction," in The Class of 2000:What You Should Know, edited by John G. Trapani, Jr., Tapestry Press, 1996.

1995--"There Are No Sinners In Hell," in Freedom, Virtue, and the Common Good, edited by Curtis Hancock, University of Notre Dame Press, 1995.

1995--"What Every Walsh Freshman Should Know:An Introduction," in What Every Walsh Freshman Should Know, edited by John G. Trapani, Jr., Tapestry Press, Ltd., 1995.

1990--"Maritain and Rifkin:Two Critiques," in From Twilight To Dawn:The Cultural Vision of Jacques Maritain, edited by Peter Redpath, University of Notre Dame Press, 1990.

1988--"The Foundations of Maritain's Notion of The Artist's 'Self'," in Jacques Maritain:The Man and His Metaphysics, edited by John F.X. Knasas, American Maritain Association, University of Notre Dame Press, 1988.

1985--"Poetic Contemplation -- An Undeveloped Aspect of Maritain's Thought," in Jacques Maritain:Philosophe dans la Cite, edited by Jean-Louis Allard, University of Ottawa Press, 1985.

1984--Poetry, Beauty, and Contemplation in The Philosophy of Jacques Maritain, Doctoral Dissertation, University Microfilms, Inc., 1984.

1979--"Are Persons Intrinsically Valuable?," Journal of The West Virginia Philosophical Society, Vol. 17, Fall 1979.

1978--"Aristotle's 'Art Imitates Nature':Two Interpretations," Proceedings of The Ohio Philosophical Association, May 1978.

1977--"Some Implications of Poetic Knowledge," Monograph of The American Maritain Association, May 1977.

LECTURES, PAPERS & WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

October 2004--"We [Well, At Least Ostensibly] Hold These Truths": Objective Truth, Reasoned Conviction, and the Survival of Democracy, - 28th Annual International Conference of The American Maritain Association, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

October 2004--"On Truth, Curve Balls, and Poetic License," 18th Annual International Conference of the Association for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts, West Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia.

October 2003--"O Death, Where Is Thy Sting? Deconstructing the Dualism of Death" 27th Annual International Conference of The American Maritain Association, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

September 2003--"The Very Important 'Uselessness' of Liberal Education," Keynote Addressat the "Lectures on Liberal Education" Conference at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, sponsored by the Franklin J. Matchette Foundation.

October 2002--"Hard Truths 'Does Philosophy Have Anything To Say In The Fight Against Terrorism" Annual Conference of the Concerned Philosophers for Peace, Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio.

October 2002--"Resolving The Tension Between Tolerance and Truth" Jacques Maritain on the Foundation of Democracy in America,- 26th Annual International Conference of The American Maritain Association, Princeton University, New Jersey.

October 2001--"'... But A Truth We May Serve:' A Philosophical Antidote to Terrorism" President?s Address, 25th Annual Conference of The American Maritain Association, Boca Raton, Florida.

October 2000--" 'There Is But One Tragedy ... :'Maritain on the Necessary Integration of Faith and Reason," Annual Conference of The American Maritain Association, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, Indiana.

May 2000--Presented/directed a three-day reading workshop on Jacques Maritain's The Peasant of the Garonne for The American Maritain Association, Rockhurst University, Kansas City.

May 2000--"The Dualism of Death Or The Death of Dualism:Christian Philosophy, Human Nature, & the Conundrum of Immortality," Annual Conference of The Society Of Christian Philosophers, University of South Carolina.

October 1999 --"The Air We Breathe:Our Knowledge of Reality and The Reality of Our Knowledge," Annual Conference of The American Maritain Association, Berkeley, California.

October 1998-- "Art and Society: The Art/Pornography - First Amendment DebateRevisited," Annual Conference of The American Maritain Association, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

October 1997--"Radiance! The Metaphysical Foundations of Maritain's Aesthetics," Annual Conference of The American Maritain Assoc., Boston, Ma.

April 1997--Panelist/Respondent, 22nd Annual Philosophy/Theology Symposium, Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio.

November 1994 --"Human Origin & The Origin Of Human Rights," Annual Conference ofThe American Maritain Association, New York University, New York.

November 1992 --"There Are No Sinners In Hell," Annual Conference of The AmericanMaritain Association, Kansas City, Missouri.

October 1989--"Maritain and Rifkin:Two Critiques," Annual Conference of The American Maritain Association, San Francisco, California.

April 1989-- "How To Listen When Art Speaks," 14th Annual Walsh College Philosophy/Theology Symposium, Walsh College, North Canton, Ohio.

October 1988 --"Talking With Children About God -- Philosophical Reflections and Implications," Society of Christian Philosophers Annual Meeting, BethelCollege, St. Paul, Minnesota.

October 1987--"The Foundations of Maritain's Notion of The Artist's 'Self'," Meeting of The International Maritain Association, Montreal, Canada.

October 1985--"Some Reflections On Apathy And Sickness," Annual Meeting of The Society of Christian Philosophers, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa.

October 1982--"Poetic Contemplation:An Undeveloped Aspect of Maritain's Thought," Meeting of The International Maritain Association, Ottawa, Canada.

April 1978--"Are Persons Intrinsically Valuable? -- Metaphysical Reflections in The Tradition of Aristotle and Aquinas," The West Virginia Philosophical Society, Morris Harvey College, Charleston, West Virginia.

April 1978-- "Aristotle's 'Art Imitates Nature': Two Interpretations," Annual Meeting of The Ohio Philosophical Association, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.

May 1977-- "Some Implications of Poetic Knowledge," Meeting of The International Maritain Association, Niagara University, Niagara, N.Y.