White to speak at Scarpa Conference

Professor Michael White will speak at the seventh annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics, and Culture in Villanova, Pa., Sept. 30.

The theme of the conference is “Living the Catholic Faith in Public Life.” The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Charles J. Chaput, archbishop of Philadelphia. Other speakers will include professors of law, philosophy and theology from across the country.

White’s work lies principally in the areas of history of philosophy, science, mathematics of formal logic and of political philosophy and related areas of moral theory and jurisprudence. His recent interests include the history and theory of natural law and the interaction of this tradition with theology and with other jurisprudential traditions such as legal positivism. He teaches a course on traditions in jurisprudence and seminars on the natural law tradition, legal positivism and other jurisprudence topics.