Curriculum Vitae

Updated August 2015

Education

Ph.D., Cornell University, August 2002
M.A.,  History, University of Iowa, December 1995
B.A.,  Latin and English literature, University of Arizona, May 1993

Academic Positions

Visiting Professor, Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt (Summer 2010)
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Saint Louis University (2008-present)
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Saint Louis University (2002-2007)

Publications

 Journal Articles

"Ockham on the Scope and Limits of Consciousness," Vivarium 15 (2014): 197-219.

"Olivi on Consciousness and Self-Knowledge: The Phenomenology, Metaphysics, and Epistemology of Mind's Reflexivity," Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy 1 (2013).

"Medieval Approaches to Consciousness: Ockham and Chatton," Philosophers' Imprint 12 (2012).

"Aquinas on Mental Representation: Concepts and Intentionality," (with Jeffrey E. Brower) The Philosophical Review 117 (Jan 2008): 193-243.

“Intuition, Externalism, and Direct Reference in Ockham,” History of Philosophy Quarterly 24 (2007):317-335.

“Ockham on Judgment, Concepts, and the Problem of Intentionality,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy 37 (2007): 67-110.

“Facts vs. Things: Adam Wodeham and the Later Medieval Debate over Objects of Judgment,” The Review of Metaphysics 60 (2006): 597-642.

“Instantaneous Change and the Physics of Sanctification: Quasi-Aristotelianism in Henry of Ghent’s Quodlibet XV q.13,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 40 (2002): 19-46

 Book Chapters

"Self-Knowledge and the Science of the Soul in Buridan's Quaestiones De Anima" in Gyula Klima (ed.)John Buridan’s Questions on the Soul (Springer, Forthcoming). 

“How Chattton Changed Ockham's Mind: William Ockham and Walter Chatton on Objects and Acts of Judgment,” in Gyula Klima (ed.), Intentionality, Cognition, and Mental Representation in Medieval Philosophy (Fordham University Press, 2014).

“Can God Know More? A Case Study in the Late Medieval Debate about Propositions,” in Rondo Keele and Charles Bolyard (eds.), Essays in Late Medieval Metaphysics and Semantic Theory (Fordham University Press, 2013). 

Self-Knowledge, Self-Consciousness, and Reflexivity in Late Medieval Philosophy" in Russell Friedmann and Martin Pickavé (eds.), A Companion to Medieval Theories of Cognition (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming).

  Encyclopedia Entries

 “Walter Chatton,” in Henrik Laugerlund (ed.), Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy Between 500 and 1500 (Springer, 2011).

"De Grammatico" in Benjamin Hill, Henrik Lagerlund and Robert J. Stainton (eds.) Sourcebook in the History of Philosophy of Language. Springer (forthcoming).

 Edited Journal Issue

Medieval Metaphysics, Special Issue of Modern Schoolman, January 2005.

 Book Reviews

Review of Walter Chatton, Lectura super Sententias: Liber I, Distinctions 1-17 (eds. Joseph C. Wey and Girard J. Etzkorn) Journal of the History of Philosophy (2011):120-121.

Review of Gary Matthews, Augustine, in Faith and Philosophy 24 (2007):229-231.

Review of John O’Callaghan, Thomistic Realism and the Linguistic Turn: Toward a More Perfect Form of Existence, in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2003.


  Papers in Preparation, Under Review/Contract
"Conscious Perception in Augustine's De Trinitate 11" (draft 25 pages)
"Augustine on the Theft of the Pears" (draft 20 pages)
"Ockham on Truth and Difference-Making" (draft 20 pages)
"Ockham on Inherence" (draft 25 pages)
"Ockham on the Reflexivity of Memory" (draft 20 pages)

Fellowships and Awards

  • Templeton Course Grant. Awarded 2012 by Center for Philosophy of Religion, Notre Dame University for a seminar in Analytic Theology [team-taught with Jon Jacobs].
  • Invited Participant. Calvin College Summer Seminar, "Philosophy of Religion". Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, July, 2011.
  • SLU Mellon Faculty Development Grant. Awarded by College of Arts and Sciences, Saint Louis University, Spring, 2010.
  • Berlin Fellowship. Awarded by the American Academy in Berlin for a semester-long research stay at the Academy. (declined)
  • Best Paper by a Younger Scholar. Awarded by The Society for Renaissance and Medieval Philosophy for “Ockham on Concepts, Judgment, and the Problem of Intentionality”, 2005.
  • SLU 2000 Faculty Research Leave. Awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences, Saint Louis University. Fall, 2004.
  • Selected participant. NEH Summer Seminar, “Soul and Substance in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition.” Directed by Christopher Shields and Robert Pasnau, University of Colorado, July, 2004.
  • Selected participant. Philosophy in a New Key Summer Seminar, “Mind, World, and Representation.” Directed by John Haldane, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, August, 2003.
  • Selected participant. Calvin College Summer Seminar, “Anselm: Faith Seeking Understanding.”Directed by Eleonore Stump, Calvin College, July 1998.

Invited Talks 

  • "Memory and Self-Knowledge in the Separated Soul: Ockham's Non-Human Survivalism." 2015 Brackenridge Philosophy Symposium, UT San Antonio, Oct. 2015
  • "Reduction without Parsimony? Ockham on Inherence." (Meta)Metaphysical Themes 1274 and Beyond, Kayden Conference 2015, Boulder, CO. Feb. 2015
  •  Comments. Blake Dutton, “Augustine on Knowledge of First-Person Truths”. Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy 2014. Toronto, ON., Sept. 2014.
  • "Buridan on Self-Knowledge." Buridan: Questions on the Soul, Fordham University, NYC, October 2012. 
  • Comments. Christina Van Dyke, "Shiny Happy People: Aquinas on (Im)perfect Happiness and the Limits of Human Nature." Logos Conference 2012. Notre Dame, May 2012.
  • "Olivi on Consciousness and Subjectivity." Varieties of Subjectivity in Arabic and Latin Traditions: 3rd SSALT Workshop. Berlin, Germany. April 2012.
  • "Conscious Perception in Augustine's De Trinitate 11"  Eastern APA (SMRP Memorial Session for Gareth Matthews). Washington D.C., December, 2011
  • "Medieval Approaches to Consciousness: Ockham and Chatton." University of Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy, Toronto, ON, Sept., 2011.
  • Comments. Peter John Hartman, "Durand of St. Porcain and Mental Representation." Central APA, Minneapolis, April, 2011.
  • "Medieval Approaches to Consciousness: Ockham and Chatton." Department of Philosophy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, February, 2011.
  • "Ockham on the Nature and Scope of Consciousness." Institute for Philosophy, Academy of the Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, May, 2010.
  • "Aquinas on Self-Knowledge." Institute for Philosophy, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, May, 2010.
  • "What's so Bad about Stealing? Augustine and the Theft of the Pears." Wheaton College Philosophy Lecture Series, Wheaton, IL, February, 2010.
  • "Self-Knowledge, Self-Consciousness, and Reflexivity in Medieval Philosophy." Varieties of Cognitive Theory in the Later Middle Ages: a Workshop on Medieval Cognitive Theory, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium, February, 2010.
  • Comments. Laurent Cesalli, "Objects of Knowledge and Belief." Things in the Mind: A Workshop on Medieval Cognitive Theory, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, September, 2009.
  • "William Ockham and Walter Chatton on Consciousness and Self-Knowledge." Central APA, Symposium ("Theories of Consciousness: Ancient, Medieval, Modern"), Chigaco, IL, February, 2009.
  • “Medieval Facts: Adam Wodeham on Objects of Judgment.” Department of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, November, 2003.
  • “Will the Real Ockham Please Stand Up? ‘Ockham’ on Truth Bearers and Objects of Judgment.” Moody Conference in Medieval Philosophy, UCLA, Los Angeles,  CA, April, 2002.
  • “Medieval Facts: Adam Wodeham on Objects of Judgment.” Dept. of Philosophy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, January, 2002; Dept. of Philosophy,    Saint Louis University,  St. Louis MO, February, 2002; Dept. of Philosophy, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, February 2002; Dept. of  Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, February, 2002; Department of Philosophy, Baylor University, Baylor, TX, February 2002; Department  of Philosophy, Auburn University, Auburn AL, March, 2002; Department of Philosophy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, March 2002.

Other Papers and Presentations

  • "Interim Memory: Ockham on Self-Knowledge and Memory in the Separated Soul." Exploring the Interim State: Writing Workshop, McCall ID, July 2015
  • "Ockham on Truth- and Difference-Making: Development or Inconsistency?" Montréal Workshop on Nominalism, University of Quebec at Montréal, Montréal, QC, May, 2015.
  • "Ockham on Inherence." Cornell Summer Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy, Ithaca NY, June, 2014.
  • "Ockham on the Reflexivity of Memory." Montréal Workshop on Nominalism, University of Quebec at Montréal, Montréal, QC, May, 2014.
  • "Olivi on Consciousness: Phenomena, Metaphysics, Epistemology." Cornell Summer Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy, Ithaca NY, June, 2012.
  • "Ockham on the Nature and Scope of Consciousness." Cornell Summer Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy, Ithaca NY, June, 2010.
  • "Levels, Types, and Mechanisms of Non-Rational Consciousness in De Trinitate 11."  Workshop on Augustine's De Trinitate 11-12. Sage School of Philosophy, Cornell University, October, 2009.
  • “William Ockham and Walter Chatton on Self-Knowledge.” 5th Annual Midwestern Conference in Medieval Philosophy, Saint Louis University, September, 2007.
  • “How Chatton Changed Ockham’s Mind: Ockham and Chatton on Judgment:” Cornell Summer Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy, Ithaca, NY, June, 2007.
  • “Walter Chatton on Intuition and Self-Knowledge.” Montréal Workshop on Nominalism, University of Quebec at Montréal, Montréal, QC, May. 2007. 
  • "Ockham, Intuitive Cognition, Externalism, and Direct Reference." Montréal Workshop on Nominalism, Univeristy of Quebec at Montréal, Montréal, QC, May, 2006.
  • “Panaccio on Intuitive Cognition.”  Central APA, Symposium (Author Meets Critic: Claude Panaccio, Ockham on Concepts), Chicago IL, April. 2006.
  • “Ockham, Intuitive Cognition, Externalism, and Direct Reference.” Cornell Summer Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, June, 2006.
  • “Aquinas on Mental Representation.” (with Jeffrey Brower) ACPA Meeting, Miami, FL, November, 2004.
  • “Against Ockham? Walter Chatton on Objects of Propositional Attitudes.” ACPA Meeting, Miami, FL, November, 2004. 
  • “Aquinas on Mental Representation.” (with Jeffrey Brower) Midwestern Conference in Medieval Philosophy, Creighton University, Omaha NE,September, 2003.
  • “Aquinas on Mental Representation.” (with Jeffrey Brower) Summer Seminar on “Mind, World and Reality”, St. Thomas University, Saint Paul MN, August, 2003.
  • “Ockham on Concepts, Judgment, and Intentionality.” Cornell Summer Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, June, 2004. 
  • “Objects of Judgment Just Ain’t in the Head: Wodeham’s Criticism of Ockham.” Cornell Summer Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, June, 2003. 
  • “Can God Know more? Robert Holcot on Objects of Judgment.” Cornell Summer Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, June, 2002.
  • “Ockham’s Three Theories of Judgment.” Mellon Seminars in Medieval Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, November, 2001
  • “Propositions in Ockham’s Mental Language.” Cornell Summer Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, June, 2000.
  • “Ockham’s Three Theories of Judgment.” Cornell Summer Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy, Cornell University, June,1999.
  • “Instantaneous Change and the Physics of Sanctification.” 32nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May,1997.

Professional Service

  • Executive Committee Member: Society of Medieval and Renaissance Philosophers (2013-)
  • Society of Christian Philosophers: Diversity Committee (2014-present)
  • Society of Christian Philosophers: Communications Committee (2104-present)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Analytic Theology (2012-present)
  • Advisory Board, Center for Philosophy of Religion, University of Notre Dame (2009-present)
  • Consulting Editor for the Journal of the American Philosophical Association (2014-present)
  • Executive Committee Member: Society for Christian Philosophers (2011-2014)
  • Advisory Board, Res Philosophica (2012-2014)
  • Program Committee Member: APA Central Division Meeting (2006)
  • Co-Organizer (w/ Colleen McCluskey) of the 5th Annual Midwestern Conference in Medieval Philosophy, Saint Louis University, October 2007.
  • Organizer for the Sixth Henle Conference in the History of Philosophy (topic: “Medieval Metaphysics”), Saint Louis University, April 2004
  • Referee: (a) Book manuscripts: Notre Dame University Press; (b) Journal articles: Journal for the History of Philosophy, History of Philosophy Quarterly, Medieval Philosophy and Theology, Philosophical Quarterly, Modern Schoolman, Logical Analysis and the History of Philosophy; (c) Grant proposals: National Endowment for the Humanities; Research Foundation- Flanders (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek-Vlaanderen)

Teaching at Saint Louis University

        Graduate Teaching

  • PHIL 645 Graduate Seminar: Metaphysics of Mind: Ockham and Aquinas
  • PHIL 626 Graduate Seminar: Incarnation and Atonement: Medieval and Contemporary Approaches (with Jon Jacobs)
  • PHIL 645 Graduate Seminar: Theories of Consciousness in Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL 645 Graduate Seminar: Thought and Agency in Augustine
  • PHIL 698 Graduate Readings: Philosophy of Language
  • PHIL 645 Graduate Seminar: Ockham on Mind and Cognition
  • CMRS 500 Intellectual Foundations of the Medieval World—guest instructor
  • Medieval Latin Texts (co-director with Colleen McCluskey)

        Undergraduate Teaching

  • PHIL 105 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 325 Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 450 History of Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL 455 Topics in Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL 481 Feminist Philosophy
  • PHIL 486 Philosophical Theology
  • CMRS 200 Introduction to Medieval Studies—guest instructor

Professional Associations

American Philosophical Association
Society of Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
Society of Christian Philosophers
Society of Medieval Logic and Metaphysics



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