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Angela  Knobel

 

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Ph.D., Philosophy

Dissertation Title: “The Infused and Acquired Virtues in Aquinas’ Moral Philosophy.”

Dissertation Advisor: Alfred Freddoso, Professor of Philosophy

Area of Specialization: Ethics and Medieval Philosophy

December 2004                                   University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

 

M.A., Mathematics

M.A. Thesis: “An Analogue of Napoleon’s Theorem in the Hyperbolic Plane.”

Thesis Advisor: Richard Schwartz, Professor of Mathematics

May 1999                                University of Maryland, College Park, MD

 

B.A., summa cum laude

Double Major: Mathematics and Philosophy

May 1997                                The Catholic University of America,

                                                     Washington, DC

 

 



Associate Professor of Philosophy

August 2011 – Present                        The Catholic University of America,

                                                            Washington, DC

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

August 2004 – August 2008               The Catholic University of America,

                                                            Washington, DC

 

 

 


 

“Rethinking Unplugging.” Forthcoming in Journal of Medicine and Philosophy

 

“A Confusing Comparison.” Forthcoming.

 

“Christian Virtue and the ’22-Carat Morally Right Act’.” Journal of Moral Philosophy. 5 (1).

 

“Insight, Experience and ‘Infused Virtue’.”  Amercian Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. 90 (4).

 

Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology. Ed. Christian Miller, R. Michael Furr, Angela Knobel, and William Fleeson. New York: Oxford University Press. 2015.

 

“Aquinas and the Christian Moral Life.” in Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology. Ed. Christian Miller, R. Michael Furr, Angela Knobel, and William Fleeson. New York: Oxford University Press.  2015.

 

“Some Foundational Questions about Character” (with Christian Miller), in Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology. Ed. Christian Miller, R. Michael Furr, Angela Knobel, and William Fleeson. New York: Oxford University Press. 2015.

 

“Profiles of Courage.” Nova et Vetera, 13 (2).

 

“Ends and Virtues.” Journal of Moral Theology, 3 (1) January 2014: 105-117.

 

“Relating Aquinas’s Infused and Acquired Virtues: Some Problematic Texts for a Common Interpretation.”  Nova et Vetera, 9 (2): 411-431.

 

“Aquinas and the Pagan Virtues.” International Philosophical Quarterly, 51 (3): 339-354.

 

“Two Theories of Christian Virtue.” The American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, 84 (3): 599-618.

 

“Can the Infused and Acquired Virtues Coexist in the Christian Life?” Studies in Christian Ethics, 23 (4): 381-396.

“Synderesis, Law, and Virtue.” in The Normativity of the Natural, edited by Mark Cherry, 33-44.   Springer, 2009.

 

“Publicly Accessible Intuitions.”  Christian Bioethics  13 (2007): 183-197.

 

“Aquinas on the End of Marriage.” in Human Fertility: Where Faith and Science Meet, edited by Theresa Notare, 53-70.  Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2008.

 

“Ethique et vertus morales infuses,” translated by Giovanni Brianti.  In Théologie Morale Fondamentale, edited by Michael Sherwin and Craig Titus, 122-139.  Fribourg: Academic Press Fribourg, 2009.

 

“Prudence and Acquired Moral Virtue,” The Thomist. 69, (4): 535-555.

 

 “An Analogue of Napoleon’s Theorem in the Hyperbolic Plane,” The Canadian Mathematical Bulletin, 44 (3): 292-297.

 

“The Cycle Completable Graphs for the Completely Positive and Doubly Nonnegative Completion Problems,“ Linear Algebra and its Applications, 313: 141-154 (co-authored with John H. Drew, Charles R. Johnson, and Steven J. Kilner).

 

 


 

Book Reviews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Popular Writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Grants

 

Review of Jonathan Sanford, After Virtue. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2015)

 

Review of David Decosimo, Ethics as a Work of Charity: Thomas Aquinas and Pagan Virtue, (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014), The Thomist (forthcoming)

 

Review of Andrew Pinsent, The Second Person Perspective in Aquinas’s Ethics, (Routledge 2011), The Thomist 77, (4)

 

 


Op-ed: “Why can’t one be pro-life and pro-woman?” The Washington Examiner, January 26 2017: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/why-cant-one-be-pro-life-and-pro-woman/article/2613101

 

Blog Post: “Scrooge and Sudden Moral Change,” The Virtue Blog, December 22 2016: https://thevirtueblog.com/2016/12/22/scrooge-and-sudden-moral-change/

 

Blog Post: “Is Character Necessary for Moral Behavior?” Big Questions On-Line, June 10, 2016: https://www.bigquestionsonline.com/2016/06/10/character-necessary-moral-behavior/

 

Article: “Aristotle, True Friendship, and the “Soul-Mate” View of Marriage” Public Discourse, June 1 2016: http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2016/06/16819/

 

 

 





 

Fellow, Institute for Human Ecology, The Catholic University of America, 2016-Present

 

Participant, Virtue, Happiness and the Meaning of Life 2016-2017.

 

Project leader, The Beacon Project August 2015-2018

 

Grant recipient, The Developing Character Project:  Research and Dissemination on the Existence, Nature and Cultivation of Character, August 2013-August 2015

 

Assistant Director of The Character Project, funded by the Templeton Foundation.

 

James E. Dornan Memorial Undergraduate Educator of the Year Award, The Catholic University of America, Spring 2008.

 


Lectures and Invited Papers

(List limited to those given in the past 5 years)

 

“Aquinas’s Commentary on the Sentences and Contemporary Accounts of Infused Virtue,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo MI, May 2017

 

“Aquinas and the Problem of Pagan Virtue” Yale University Thomistic Institute, March 2017

 

“Goodness without God?” Baylor University Thomistic Institute, February 2017

 

“Scrooge and Sudden Moral Change,” Templeton Working Group on Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life, Columbia, SC, December 2016.

 

“Virtue as Divine Gift,” Templeton Working Group on Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life, Chicago, IL, June 2016.

 

“Cultivating a Truthful Soul,” Washington D.C. Thomistic Institute, October 2016

 

“Human Rights,” Newburgh Aquinas Workshop, Mt. St. Mary College, Newburgh, NY, June 2016.

 

“A Confusing Comparison,” Keynote address, The Thomas Institute, University of Tilburg, December 2016

 

“Rethinking Unplugging: Another Look at Thomson’s Violinist,” New York University Catholic Center, April 2013

 

 

 

 Work in progress

 

Aquinas and the Virtues (book)

 

 


 

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Angela McKay Knobel,
Feb 17, 2017, 6:15 AM
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