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Peter Weigel

Associate Professor of Philosophy - Acting Chair, July - Dec. 2015
 

Education

 

  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Yale University
  • M.Phil., Logic and Metaphysics, U. of St. Andrews (UK)
  • B.A., Philosophy, Marquette University

Experience

 

Lecturer at Yale University and Fairfield Jesuit University, prior to 2001

Assistant Professor at WC 2001-2007

Associate Professor at WC 2007 - present 

 

Department Chair, July 2011 - July 2014,

                Interim (Acting) Chair for Fall 2015

 

Principal Advisor to WC Institute for Religion, Politics, and Culture, 2010 - present 

Humanities Department, Instructor and Advisory Board, 2007 - present

 

Areas of Interest

 

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Christianity
  • Analytic Philosophy
  • Modern Philosophy

 

Regular courses

 

Philosophy of Religion, Medieval Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Metaphysics and Epistemology, Logic, Analytic Philosophy, Existentialism, assorted Great Books courses.

 

Select work

 

Books

 

Authored book on the philosophical theology of Thomas Aquinas, Aquinas on Simplicity (Oxford: Peter Lang Publishers, 2008).

Edited book, Christian Philosophical Perspectives on Human Nature, (Peter Lang, forthcoming Fall 2015). [co-edited with Joseph Prud’homme]

Edited book of works by Germain Grisez and Peter Ryan, SJ, on Moral Good, the Beatific Vision, and God’s Kingdom (Peter Lang, 2015).

Edited book of homilies by theologian (and friend) Fr. Richard Roach SJ [d. 2008], Faith, Love, and Mercy: Homilies in Catholic Life (Wipf & Stock Publishers, forthcoming late 2015).

 

Select Articles

 

“Dostoevsky on the Problem of Evil” in The Yearbook of Phenomenological Research 85 (2005).

“Happiness, Division, and the Self in Plato’s Symposium” in The Yearbook of Phenomenological Research 96 (2008).

“Memory and the Unity of the Imagination in Spinoza’s Ethics” in International Philosophical Quarterly (June, 2009)

 “Divine Simplicity” for the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, March 2011

 “Singular Cognition: Brief Remarks on Klima and Pini” in the Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics (SMLM) Vol. 9 (2011), 39-43.

 “Simplicity and Explanation in Aquinas’ God,” Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics (SMLM) Vol. 2, (2002, reprinted 2011), 113-128.

 “Aquinas and Locke on Person and Resurrection,” published in Proceedings for Society of Medieval Logic and Metaphysics, forthcoming in Fall 2015

 

Select Book Reviews:

  • Regular reviewer for Review of Metaphysics journal, 2010-present
  • Regular reviewer for Phi Beta Kappa Society’s The Key Reporter, 2012-present

Review of Martin De Nys’s Considering Transcendence in The Review of Metaphysics (September 2009).

Review of Paul Kirkland’s Nietzsche’s Noble Aims in The Review of Metaphysics (June 2010).

Review of Eugene Thacker’s After life, in The Review of Metaphysics (March 2012).

Review of Charles Mott’s Biblical Ethics and Social Change for the journal Politics and Religion (August 2012). 

Review of Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner’s Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness for The Phi Beta Kappa Society newsletter, The Key Reporter (Summer 2014).

Review of Noson Yanofsky’s The Outer Limits of Reason: What Science, Mathematics, and Logic Cannot Tell Us for The Review of Metaphysics (December 2014).

Review of Thomas Buford’s Know Thyself: An Essay in Social Personalism for The Review of Metaphysics (December 2014).

Review of Joseph Heller’s Ultimate Explanations of the Universe for The Phi Beta Kappa Society newsletter, The Key Reporter (Summer 2015).