Published Work

BOOKS

 My first book to date is Reason Fulfilled by Revelation: The 1930s Christian Philosophy Debates in France (Washington DC: Catholic University of America Press. 2011).

This volume provides translations of key documents from the debates, texts which were previously available only in French.  Its purpose is to open up the field to Anglophone scholarship.  The book includes a chronological bibliography and my 96 page thematic and historical introductions providing context for the translations.

PUBLISHED INVITED LECTURES

I delivered the invited lecture "A Perfectly Simple God and Our Complicated Lives: The 2008 Saint Anselm Lecture" at the Institute for Saint Anselm Studies, Saint Anselm’s College,  It was subsequently published in The Saint Anselm Journal, v. 5, n. 1.  A podcast with Q & A is also available

JOURNAL ARTICLES  AND BOOK CHAPTERS

forthcoming in 2013
“Value, Affectivity, and Virtue in Aristotle, Scheler, and Von Hildebrand,” in Phenomenology and Virtue Ethics,” Kevin Hermberg and Paul Gyllenhammer, eds. (London: Bloomsbury. 2013)

2012
Virtue, Passions, and the Rule of Law in Aristotelian Politics,” Studia Neo-Aristotelica 9/2

The 1930s Christian Philosophy Debates: Bibliografica Tematica,” Acta Philosophica 21/2

Democracy, Factionalization, and Conflict in Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa: Escaping The Hobbesian Problematic,” in New Essays in Africana Philosophy, Joseph Osei, ed. (Lewiston: Edwin Mellen. 2012)

2011
A Personalist Aspect of St. Anselm’s Neo-Platonic Metaphysics,” Quaestiones Disputatae 2/1-2

2010
Christian Philosophy in John Deely’s Four Ages of Understanding,Semiotica 178/1

Non Modo Verbis Sed Et Verberibus: Saint Anselm on Punishment, Violence and Coercion,” Cisterician Studies Quarterly 45/1

Living Towards Eternal Life: Saint Anselm’s Christian Anthropology” in Death And Anti-Death, Volume 7: Nine Hundred Years After St. Anselm (1033-1109) , Charles Tandy, ed. (Ria Press. 2010)

2009
Reason as Danger and Remedy for the Modern Subject in Hobbes’ Leviathan,” Philosophy and Social Criticism 35/9

Forgiveness, Anger, and Virtue in an Aristotelian Perspective,” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 82

Reason, Affectivity, Holy Habits, and Christian Philosophy,” in Via Media Philosophy: Holiness Unto Truth; Intersections Between Wesleyan and Roman Catholic Voices , Bryan Williams, ed. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2009)

2008
Rethinking Christian Philosophy: Adriaan Peperzak’s Contributions,” Acta Philosophica 18/1

Freedom, Inclinations of the Will, and Virtue in Anselm’s Moral Theory,” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 81

2007
"Aristotle's Psychology: Emotion’s Rationality, and Cognition of Being: A Critical Note on Ogren’s Position,” Minerva 11

“Forum: Hobbes on Laws of Nature and Moral Norms: A Response to Critics” (to Profs. Martin Rhonheimer and Michael Zuckert), Acta Philosophica 16/1

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Patroness of Christian Philosophers, Inspiration for Contemporary Christian Philosophy,” The Alexandrian 1/1

2006
St. Anselm’s Fides Quaerens Intellectum as a Model for Christian Philosophy,” The Saint Anselm Journal 4/1

The Laws of Nature as Moral Norms in Hobbes’ Leviathan,Acta Philosophica 15/1

Situating Lacan’s Mirror Stage in the Symbolic Order,” Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry (Kathmandu, Nepal) 2/5

Mercy and Justice in St. Anselm’s Proslogion,American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 80/1

"Tradition-Constituted Rationalities and the Philosophy of Religion,” Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry (Kathmandu, Nepal) 2/4

2005
The Ontological Proof and the ‘Unique Necessaire’: Blondel’s Examination of the Proof in Anselm, Descartes, and Malebranche,” The Saint Anselm Journal 2/2

2004
Responsibility and Moral Philosophy as a Project in Derrida’s Later Works,” Minerva 8

2002
Blondel’s Conception of the Option between Egoism and Charity and its Consequences for Intellectual Life and Culture,” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 75

Continental Philosophy, Catholicism and the Exigencies of Responsibility: the Resources of Maurice Blondel’s Works”, in Rethinking Philosophy of Religion: Approaches from Continental Philosophy , Phillip Goodchild, ed. (New York: Fordham University Press. 2002)

2001
“The Multiculturalism Debate from a Quebequois Perspective,” American Journal of Semiotics 19/3

Hegel and Religion: The Second Enlightenment,” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association74

1999
Three Dialectical Relationships and the Necessity of Critique in Theodore Adorno’s Works,” Minerva 3


ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES

“History of Philosophy: 19th Century,” “Stoicism” (revised), “The Unconscious” entries in New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-13 (Cengage Learning/Catholic University of America Press. 2012)

“Action Francaise,” revised entry in the New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010 (Cengage Learning/Catholic University of America Press. 2010)

“Action Française,” Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy (Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. 2006

Anselm of Canterbury,” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Blondel, Maurice,” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

“Blondel, Maurice," Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought

Christian Philosophy: The 1930s French Debates,” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

“Fascism,” Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought

“Hedonism,” Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought

“Semaines Sociales,” Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought

“Utilitarianism” Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought


BOOK REVIEWS

2011
Maurice Blondel: A Philosophical Life, by Oliva Blanchette in Catholic Historical Review 97/4

2010
Maurice Blondel, Social Catholicism, and Action Française: The Clash over the Church’s Role in Society in the Modernist Era, by Peter J. Bernardi, in International Philosophical Quarterly 49/3

2009
Reason and the Reasons of Faith, by Paul Griffiths and Reinhold Hütter, in Thinking About Religion 8

The Metaphysics of Everyday Life: An Essay in Practical Realism, by Lynne Rudder Baker, in Review of Metaphysics 62/2

2008
La philosophie chrétienne d’inspiration catholique: constats et controverses: positions actuelles, Philibert Secretan, ed. and trans., in American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 82/3

The Tasks of Philosophy: Selected Essays, vol. 1., by Alasdair MacIntyre, in Acta Philosophica 17/1

Facing Forgiveness: A Catholic’s Guide to Letting Go of Anger and Welcoming Reconciliation, by Loughlan Sofield, Carroll Juliano, and Gregory M. Aymond, in Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly 21/1

2007
Thinking: From Solitude to Dialogue and Contemplation, by Adriaan Theodor Peperzak, in American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 81/4

Philosophy Between Faith and Theology: Addresses to Catholic Intellectuals, by Adriaan Theodor Peperzak, in American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 81/3

Between Pacifism and Jihad: Just War and Christian Tradition, by J. Daryl Charles in American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 81/1

2004
Kant’s Early Critics: The Empiricist Critique of the Theoretical Philosophy, Brigitte Sassen, trans. and ed., in The Review of Metaphysics 55/2

2001
Radical Orthodoxy: A Catholic Inquiry, Lawrence Paul Hemming, ed, in Catholic Horizons 1/1

1999
The Metaphysics of Meaning, by Svend Østergaard, in Kinesis 26/3

Necessity, Volition, and Love, by Harry Frankfurt, in Kinesis 26/1


TRANSLATIONS

Thomas Aquinas, Commentary on the Psalms, numbers 89113551525354Aquinas Translation Project (1997-Present)

“Jus Gentium,” entry by Jean-Paul Coujou, in the New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-13

“Wisdom Traditions and Ways of Reduction,” Chapter 7 of On Becoming Aware: A Pragmatics of Experiencing by Natalie Depraz, Francisco J. Varela, and Pierre Vermersch (Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 2003)

Natalie Depraz, “Seeking a Phenomenological Metaphysics: Henry’s Reference to Meister Eckhardt” Continental Philosophy Review, v. 32 n. 3 (2001)

Rudolph Bernet, “Christianity and Philosophy” Continental Philosophy Review, v. 32 n. 3 (2001)