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(p. xi) Contributors

(p. xi) Contributors

Michael Baur is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Adjunct Professor of Law, and Director of the Natural Law Colloquium, at Fordham University. He is the translator of Fichte's Foundations of Natural Right (2000) and Series Editor of “Cambridge Hegel Translations” (Cambridge University Press).

James Brent currently teaches at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. His primary area of research is Aquinas's account of the relation between faith and reason. His article “Natural Theology” can be found in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Jeffrey Brower is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University. He is the author of a number of articles in medieval philosophy, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion, and is co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Abelard (2004).

David Burrell is Theodore Hesburgh Professor emeritus in Philosophy and Theology at the University of Notre Dame and Professor of Ethics and Development at Uganda Martyrs University. His efforts since 1982 in comparative issues in philosophical theology in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are evidenced in Knowing the Unknowable God: Ibn-Sina, Maimonides, Aquinas (1986), Freedom and Creation in Three Traditions (1993), Original Peace (with Elena Malits, 1998), Friendship and Ways to Truth (2000), and two translations: Al-Ghazali on the Ninety Nine Beautiful Names of God (1993) and Al-Ghazali on Faith in Divine Unity and Trust in Divine Providence (2001). Most recently he has published Faith and Freedom (2004), Learning to Trust in Freedom (2009), and a theological commentary on Job: Deconstructing Theodicy (2008).

Brian Davies is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University, New York. His publications include An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion (3rd edition, 2004), The Thought of Thomas Aquinas (1992), Aquinas (2002), The Reality of God and the Problem of Evil (2006), and Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil (2011).

James Doig is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Clayton College and State University, Morrow, GA. His publications include Aquinas on Metaphysics (1972) and Aquinas's Philosophical Commentary on the Ethics: A Historical Perspective (2001).

Gilles Emery, O.P. is Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He is a member of the International Theological Commission of the Catholic Church and a member of the editorial board of the Revue Thomiste. His (p. xii) publications include: La Trinité créatrice (1995), Trinity in Aquinas (2003), Trinity, Church, and the Human Person: Thomistic Essays (2007), The Trinitarian Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas (2007), and The Trinity: An Introduction to Catholic Doctrine on the Triune God (2011). He is co-editor, with Matthew Levering of The Oxford Handbook of the Trinity (2011).

Alexander Fidora is ICREA Research Professor in the Department of Ancient and Medieval Studies at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His recent publications include Vincent Ferrer, Quaestio de unitate universalis—Ma’amar nikhbad ba-kolel (Latin and Hebrew texts with English translation), ed. with M. Zonta (2010), Domingo Gundisalvo y la teoría de la ciencia arábigo-aristotélica (2009), Raimundus Lullus: An Introduction to his Life, Works and Thought, ed. with J. E. Rubio (2008). He is co-director of several series, such as Herders Bibliothek der Philosophie des Mittelalters and Bibliotheca Philosophorum Medii Aevi Cataloniae.

Michael Gorman is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He has authored over twenty articles in philosophy and theology, among them “Questions Concerning the Existences of Christ” (2011 in K. Emery, R. Friedman, and A. Speer, eds., Philosophy and Theology in the Long Middle Ages: A Tribute to Stephen F. Brown), “On a Thomistic Worry about Scotus's Doctrine of the esse Christi” (2011 in Antonianum), and “The Essential and the Accidental” (Ratio 18 [2005]: 276–89).

Wayne Hankey is Carnegie Professor of Classics at King's College and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Chairman of Classics with the Dalhousie Program in Religious Studies, and Editor of Dionysius. His many publications include God in Himself: Aquinas’ Doctrine of God as expounded in the Summa Theologiae (1987).

Tobias Hoffmann is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. He is the author of Creatura intellecta: Die Ideen und Possibilien bei Duns Scotus mit Ausblick auf Franz von Mayronis, Poncius und Mastrius (2002). He is co-editor of The Problem of Weakness of Will in Medieval Philosophy (2006), editor of Weakness of Will from Plato to the Present (2008), and editor of A Companion to Angels and Medieval Philosophy (2012).

Dominic Holtz O.P. is Professor of Philosophy at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He was previously Assistant Professor of Church History and Thomistic Studies at the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri. His “Carnal Knowledge and Contemplation: Luxuria and the Intellectual Virtues in St. Thomas Aquinas” appears in In Medio Ecclesiae: Essays in Honor of Benedict M. Ashley (2007).

Ludger Honnefelder is Otto Warburg Senior Research Professor of Philosophy at the Humboldt University at Berlin and Director of the Albertus-Magnus-Institut at Bonn. He is author of Ens inquantum ens: Der Begriff des Seienden als (p. xiii) solchen nach der Lehre des Johannes Duns Scotus (1979), of Scientia transcendens: Die formale Bestimmung der Seiendheit und Realität in der Metaphysik des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit (Duns Scotus—Suárez—Wolff—Kant—Peirce) (1990), of La métaphysique comme science transcendantale entre le Moyen Âge et les Temps modernes (2002), of Johannes Duns Scotus (2005), and of Was sollen wir tun, wer will ich sein? Vernunft und Verantwortung, Gewissen und Schuld (2007) and Woher kommen wir? Ursprünge der Moderne im Denken des Mittelalters (2008). He has written a number of articles in medieval philosophy, metaphysics, and ethics and is the main editor of the Editio Coloniensis of the works of Albert the Great.

Peter King is Professor of Philosophy and of Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. The author of many articles on and translations of medieval philosophy, his most recent book is Augustine: On Free Choice of the Will, On Grace and Free Will, and Other Writings (2010). He has written several studies of cognitive and affective psychology in the Middle Ages, with particular attention to the role of Thomas Aquinas; most recently he has written on the history of medieval theories of the emotions for The Oxford Handbook of the Emotions (2010).

Gyula Klima is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University, New York, and author of ARS ARTIUM: Essays in Philosophical Semantics, Medieval and Modern (1988), John Buridan: Summulae de Dialectica, an annotated translation with a philosophical introduction (2001), and Readings in Medieval Philosophy (2007). His most recent book is John Buridan (2009).

Brian Leftow is the Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, Oxford University. He is the author of God and Necessity (OUP forthcoming), Aquinas on Metaphysics (OUP forthcoming), Time and Eternity (1991), and numerous articles in medieval philosophy, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion.

Bruno Niederbacher, S.J. is Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Christian Philosophy at the University of Innsbruck. His main research interests are in medieval philosophy and in metaethics. He is the author of Glaube als Tugend bei Thomas von Aquin (2004), and the co-editor of Theologie als Wissenschaft im Mittelalter (2006).

Thomas M. Osborne, Jr. is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Center for Thomistic Studies, University of St. Thomas (Houston). He has written many articles on medieval and late scholastic philosophy and is the author of Love of Self and Love of God in Thirteenth-Century Ethics (2005).

Robert Pasnau is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His many publications include Theories of Cognition in the Later Middle Ages (1997), Thomas Aquinas on Human Nature (2002), and The Philosophy of Aquinas (2003, co-authored with Christopher Shields).

(p. xiv) Timothy Pawl is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota). His main research interests include metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and the thought of Thomas Aquinas. Some of his recent work has appeared in Faith and Philosophy and The Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

Martin Pickavé is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. He is currently working on a monograph on medieval theories of the emotions, and with Russell L. Friedman (Catholic University Leuven) he is editing a Companion to Cognitive Theory in the Later Middle Ages. His recent publications include “Nicomachean Ethics 7.3 on Akratic Ignorance,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 34 (2008) (with Jennifer Whiting) and Heinrich von Gent über Metaphysik als erste Wissenschaft (2007).

Giorgio Pini is Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at Fordham University, New York. His main research interests are in the thought of John Duns Scotus and later medieval metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and cognitive and moral psychology. He is the author of Categories and Logic in Duns Scotus (2002) and Scoto e l’analogia (2002). He is also the author of a number of articles in journals such as Medieval Philosophy and Theology, Vivarium, The History of Philosophy Quarterly, and Journal of the History of Philosophy.

Andrew Pinsent is Research Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at Oxford University, a member of the Theology Faculty there, and a Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College. His principal research interests are in metaphysical problems pertinent to contemporary science and theology. He is the author of The Second-Person Perspective in Aquinas's Ethics: Virtues and Gifts (Routledge, 2012).

Jean Porter is the O’Brien Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Notre Dame. She previously taught at Vanderbilt Divinity School. She is the author of numerous articles and four books on aspects of medieval moral thought and its contemporary significance including, most recently, Nature as Reason: A Thomistic Theory of the Natural Law (2005), and Ministers of the Law: A Natural Law Theory of Legal Authority (2010).

Michael Rota is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota). In addition to his work on Aquinas and on the metaphysics of causation, he is the author of articles relating to the fine-tuning argument, the cosmological argument, the problem of human freedom and divine foreknowledge, providence and evolution, and the problem of animal suffering. His papers have appeared in the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Faith and Philosophy, History of Philosophy Quarterly, The Monist, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Religious Studies, and other journals.

Eleonore Stump is the Robert J. Henle Professor Philosophy at Saint Louis University. She has published extensively in medieval philosophy, philosophical theology, and metaphysics. Among her books are Boethius's De topicis differentiis (p. xv) (1978; second printing, 1989), The Cambridge Companion to Aquinas (co-edited with Norman Kretzmann, 1993), Aquinas's Moral Theory: Essays in Honor of Norman Kretzmann (with Scott MacDonald, 1999), Aquinas (2003), and Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering (2010).

Jean-Pierre Torrell, O.P. is a former member of the Leonine Commission for the critical edition of the works of Aquinas. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). His many publications (as translated into English) include Saint Thomas Aquinas: The Person and His Work (1996), Saint Thomas Aquinas: Spiritual Master (2003), and Aquinas's Summa: Background, Structure, and Reception (2005).

Christopher Upham is currently a research student, pursuing a Ph.D. in philosophy at Fordham University, New York.

Rik Van Nieuwenhove is Lecturer in Theology at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. His main areas of research are medieval theology and spirituality, theology of the Trinity, and soteriology. He is the author of Jan van Ruusbroec: Mystical Theologian of the Trinity (2003), and co-editor of The Theology of Thomas Aquinas (2005). He is co-author (with Declan Marmion) of An Introduction to the Trinity (2011).

Joseph Wawrykow is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. His publications include God's Grace and Human Action: “Merit” in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas (1996) and The Westminster Handbook to Thomas Aquinas (2005). He is co-editor of Christ among the Medieval Dominicans (1998) and The Theology of Thomas Aquinas (2005).

Thomas Williams is Professor of Catholic Studies and Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Florida. He is the co-author, with Sandra Visser, of Anselm (2008), translator of Anselm: Basic Writings (2007) and Augustine: On Free Choice of the Will (1993), editor of The Cambridge Companion to Duns Scotus (2003), and co-editor, with Arthur Hyman and James J. Walsh, of Philosophy in the Middle Ages, 3d ed. (2010). He has contributed to the Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy (2009), the Blackwell Companion to the Philosophy of Action (2010), and the Cambridge Companions to Augustine (2001), Anselm (2005), Abelard (2004), and Medieval Philosophy (2003).

John Wippel is the Theodore Basselin Professor of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America. He is the author of The Metaphysical Thought of Godfrey of Fontaines (1981), Metaphysical Themes in Thomas Aquinas (1984), Boethius of Dacia: “On the Supreme Good,” “On the Eternity of the World,” “On Dreams” (1987), Mediaeval Reactions to the Encounter between Faith and Reason (1995), The Metaphysical Thought of Thomas Aquinas (2000), Metaphysical Themes in Thomas Aquinas (2007). John Wippel is also co-author and co-editor (with Allan B. Wolter) of Medieval Philosophy: From St. Augustine to Nicholas of Cusa (1969) and co-author (with B. C. Bazán, G. Fransen, and D. Jacquart) of Les Questions disputées et les questions quodlibétiques dans les facultés de théologie, de droit et de medicine (1985).

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