• Newman and the Virtue of Philosophy
    Expositions 9 41-55. 2015.
  • Neo-Platonism and Its Legacy
    with Sarah Wear
    Franciscan University Press. 2011.
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    Scheler versus Scheler: The Case for a Better Ontology of the Person
    American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 79 (1): 145-161. 2005.
    Scheler’s theory of the person is at the center of his philosophy and one of the most celebrated of his achievements. It is somewhat surprising, then, that a straightforward and sufficient account of the person is missing from his works, an omission felt most keenly in that work which is in large measure dedicated to forging a new personalism: The Formalism in Ethics and Non-Formal Ethics of Values. In his explicit accounts of what a person is, Scheler stresses its spirituality and claims that i…Read more
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    Response to Christopher Tollefsen’s “Morality and God”
    Quaestiones Disputatae 5 (1): 61-64. 2014.
  • Scheler on Feeling and Values
    Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 76 165-181. 2002.
    Max Scheler argues that there is much to learn about reality through faculties that lie beyond the boundary of reason. In his Formalism in Ethics and Non-Formal Ethics of Values, Scheler explores values, awareness of which depends primarily on affective receptivity rather than rational perceptionof the world. This essay explores the possibility of affective insight in light of Scheler’s analysis of values. Scheler’s notion of values as moral facts is first examined, next consideration is given t…Read more
  • Confronting Aristotle’s Ethics: Ancient and Modern Morality (review)
    International Philosophical Quarterly 49 (1): 107-109. 2009.
  • Reading Anselm’s Proslogion: The History of Anselm’s Argument and Its Significance Today (review)
    International Philosophical Quarterly 51 (1): 113-115. 2011.
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    Review of “Teleology and the Norms of Nature” (review)
    Essays in Philosophy 5 (1): 35. 2004.
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    Scheler on Feeling and Values
    Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 76 165-181. 2002.
    Max Scheler argues that there is much to learn about reality through faculties that lie beyond the boundary of reason. In his Formalism in Ethics and Non-Formal Ethics of Values, Scheler explores values (Werte), awareness of which depends primarily on affective receptivity rather than rational perceptionof the world. This essay explores the possibility of affective insight in light of Scheler’s analysis of values. Scheler’s notion of values as moral facts is first examined, next consideration is…Read more
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    Experiments in Ethics
    Quaestiones Disputatae 1 (1): 264-267. 2010.
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    Review of “Raskolnikov's Rebirth” (review)
    Essays in Philosophy 4 (1): 7. 2003.
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    Scheler versus Scheler
    American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 79 (1): 145-161. 2005.
    Scheler’s theory of the person is at the center of his philosophy and one of the most celebrated of his achievements. It is somewhat surprising, then, that a straightforward and sufficient account of the person is missing from his works, an omission felt most keenly in that work which is in large measure dedicated to forging a new personalism: The Formalism in Ethics and Non-Formal Ethics of Values. In his explicit accounts of what a person is, Scheler stresses its spirituality and claims that i…Read more
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    Review of “Aristotle's Ethics” (review)
    Essays in Philosophy 3 (1): 4. 2002.
    Bostock’s Aristotle’s Ethics is a commentary on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. Although there are other ethical writings within the Aristotelian corpus, referring to the Nicomachean Ethics as Aristotle’s Ethics seems warranted: the Nicomachean Ethics has long been regarded as Aristotle’s most mature ethical work, and it is certainly his most thorough one. Bostock’s commentary is of interest as an interpretation and as a critical appraisal of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. In what follows I dis…Read more
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    Rethinking Virtue Ethics. By Michael Winter
    American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 87 (1): 216-218. 2013.
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    Aristotle on Evil as Privation
    International Philosophical Quarterly 57 (2): 195-209. 2017.
    The notion that evil is not simply a privation but a privation of a due good has roots in Aristotle’s Metaphysics and implications for other areas of his thought. In making this case, I begin with a description of the standard view of Aristotle’s place in the development of the privation theory of evil and contend that the standard view does not do justice to Aristotle’s theory of evil. I then provide an interpretation of a portion of Metaphysics Theta that utilizes recent scholarship on this bo…Read more
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    Reading Anselm's Proslogion
    International Philosophical Quarterly 51 (1): 113-115. 2011.
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    Are You Man Enough? Aristotle and Courage
    International Philosophical Quarterly 50 (4): 431-445. 2010.
    There are four features to Aristotle’s account of courage that appear peculiar when compared to our own intuitions about this virtue: his account of courage seems not, on its surface, to fit a eudaimonist model, courage is restricted to a surprisingly small number of actions, this restriction, among other things, excludes women and non-combatant men from ever exercising this virtue, and courage is counted as virtuous because of its nobility and beauty. In this paper I explore Aristotle’s account…Read more
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    Confronting Aristotle's Ethics
    International Philosophical Quarterly 49 (1): 107-109. 2009.
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    Deadly vices
    Review of Metaphysics 61 (1): 162-164. 2007.
  • Categories: Historical and Systematic Essays (edited book)
    with Michael Gorman
    Catholic University of America Press. 2004.
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    Aristotle's Divided Mind
    Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 80 77-90. 2006.
    In this paper I focus on a few of the passages in the Nicomachean Ethics that challenge the standard hylomorphic interpretation of Aristotle’s anthropology. I proceed by reflecting on the manner in which Aristotle’s two ways of characterizing the human person follow from his accounts of the two most important intellectual virtues, phronesis and sophia. I attempt to argue for the following three points: first, that Aristotle’s presentation of a divided mind is the result of his consistency rather…Read more
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    Aristotle’s Divided Mind: Some Thoughts on Intellectual Virtue and Aristotle’s Occasional Dualism
    Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 80 77-90. 2006.
    In this paper I focus on a few of the passages in the Nicomachean Ethics that challenge the standard hylomorphic interpretation of Aristotle’s anthropology. I proceed by reflecting on the manner in which Aristotle’s two ways of characterizing the human person follow from his accounts of the two most important intellectual virtues, phronesis and sophia. I attempt to argue for the following three points: first, that Aristotle’s presentation of a divided mind is the result of his consistency rather…Read more
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    Spider-Man and Philosophy: The Web of Inquiry (edited book)
    with William Irwin
    Wiley. 2012.