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The St. Louis - Chicago Area Medieval Research Group (affectionately known as SLUCHI and pronounced like 'sushi') has two main goals:

  1. Philosophical Analysis and Translations. We meet each week during the academic term and work through one or more untranslated texts, producing as a result a translation of that text.
  2. Presentations. As well, we offer the opportunity to present on works in progress to both faculty and graduate students alike.

Our core members include both faculty and graduate students from the Chicago St. Louis area, broadly construed: we have faculty and graduate students from St. Louis University, Loyola University Chicago, St. Norbert's College, Purdue University, Notre Dame, and (an outlier) Fordham University.

Participants have a pretty wide range of ability levels, but we prefer that everyone have had at least one year of formal training. Participation comes in varying forms. We assign passages in advance for those who want to translate. But you are welcome to just 'sit in' too. We do ask, however, that grad students prepare their assigned passage in advance whenever possible. Everyone types their section into a shared google document. That way, at the end, we have a rough English translation of the whole of the text we've been working on.

If you are interested in joining SLUCHI, please e-mail Peter Hartman (phartman@luc.edu), Eric Hagedorn (eric.hagedorn@snc.edu) or Susan Brower-Toland (browers@slu.edu).

The following is a selection of some of the translations we have produced (all of these are works in progress):

John Duns Scotus. QQ. super secundum et tertium De anima. Q. 7: "Whether on account of this, which is said in the text, namely, 'the sensible act and thing able to be sensed are the same thing' action and passion are the same act or motion." (Fall, 2017)

William of Auxerre. Summa Aurea. Bk. 3, Ch. 4: "Whether one and the same thing can be both believed on faith and known." (Fall, 2017)

Walter Chatton. Reportatio et Lectura super Sententias. Prologue, Q. 2, Art. 4: "Whether, in this life, the intellective soul intuitively sees sensible things." (Fall, 2016 / Spring, 2017)

Bernard of Trilia. QQ. de cognitione animae. Q. 1: "Whether the soul having been separated from the body can intellectively cognize something." (Fall, 2016)

Francis of Marchia. QQ. super Metaphysicam. Bk 5, QQ. 3 and 4: "(Q. 3) Whether an accident makes a per se unity with its subject. (Q. 4) Whether from an accident and a subject some third thing in addition to both results." (Spring, 2016)

John Buridan. QQ. de anima. Bk. 3, Q. 15: "Whether the intellect is capable of retaining an intelligible species after the actual intellection has ceased." (Spring, 2016)

Peter John Olivi. QQ. in secundum librum Sententiarum. Bk. 2, Q. 32: "Whether the substance of an angel exists at a bodily location." (Spring/Fall, 2015)

Adam Wodeham. Ordinatio oxoniensis. Bk 1, Dist. 2, Q. 1: "That there is one God." (Fall, 2014 / Spring, 2015)

Peter Auriol. Quodlibet. Q. 2: "Whether the action of the agent really differs from the agent." (Spring, 2014)

Walter Chatton. Reportatio super Sententias. Bk. 1, Dist. 30, Q. 2: "Whether every respect that is distinct from absolute things is an action or a passion." (Fall, 2013)

The following is a selection of some of the presentations:

Peter Hartman. 4/19/17 ``Mental Acts: A 14th-Century Debate.''

Caleb Chloe. 2/28/17 ``Separability and the Soul as the Form of the Body.''

Jeffrey Brower. 6/29/16 ``God as the Supreme Good--Anselm's Other Argument.''

Simona Vucu. 4/1/16 ``Henry of Ghent on Self-Motion.''

Jeremy Skryzpek. 2/25/15 ``Thomas Aquinas on Morally Good Actions.'' Last modified: Sun 14 Apr 06:30:08 CDT 2019
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