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"Welcome to the Philosophy department at the University of York. Our excellence in teaching and research is here to help you reach your personal goals. The research produced by the department is judged to be overwhelmingly of “international quality” (96%) and this is matched by our excellence in teaching as reflected in our national student survey results."

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Head of Department



Public lecture - The Problem of Suffering: A Thomistic Approach

Only the most naïve or tendentious among us would deny the extent and intensity of suffering in the world. Can one hold, consistently with the common view, that there is an omniscient, omnipotent, perfectly good God? In this lecture, Professor Stump will present and defend the theodicy of Thomas Aquinas as a representative medieval account of the world and God's reasons for allowing suffering in it.


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