The Rockhurst University Philosophy Department established the annual LaCroix Lecture Series in 2001 in order to provide Rockhurst students, and the wider Rockhurst community, with stimulating presentations by distinguished thinkers on topics both of current relevance and historical significance. The Series is named in honor of Fr. Wilfred LaCroix. S.J., long time distinguished member of the Philosophy Department.
Past lecturers in the Series include:
Dr Doug Geivett
Biola University, Los Angeles
"Why I believe in the Rationality of Miracles"
Dr Edward Macierowski
Benedictine University, Atchison, Kansas
"Faith and Reason in Thomas Aquinas"
Fr John Kavanaugh, Ph.D., S.J.
St Louis University
"Advertising and the Formation of Conscience"
Dr Raymond Dennehy
University of San Francisco
"Philosophical Arguments Against Abortion"
Dr Piotr Jaroszynski
Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
"Catholic Perspectives on Science and Culture: Europe and America"
Professor William Eckhardt
University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Law
"War and Morality"
Professor Andrew Apathy, JD
"The Injustice of 'Lady Justice' in Criminal Trials"
Dr Donald Hatcher
"The Ethics of Belief: Why Religion must be subject to critique"
Dr James Stedman
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
"Aristotle's Cardinal Virtues: Their application to Assessment of Psychopathology and Psychotherapy"
Dr Catherine Green
"Nursing and Philosophy, A Synergy: How both disciplines advance our understanding of what it means to be a human person"
Fr Andrew Murray, Ph.D.
Catholic Institute of Sydney, and the Australian National University
"The Contemporary Relevance of Aristotle's Politics"
Dr Bruce Ballard
"Moral Error as a Source of Intellectual Error"
Dr Jamie Spiering
"Human Free Will: We Need It, But Is It Real?"
Fr Francis Clooney, S.J., Ph.D.
"How should we approach other religions?"
Dr John Dudley
Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
"Aristotle's views on chance, and their contemporary relevance"