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    Aquinas and Themistius on Intellect
    Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 80 255-273. 2006.
    Aquinas puts forward two different, and conflicting, interpretations of Themistius’s account of the intellect. In his earlier interpretation of Themistius, Aquinas understands him to hold the position that both the possible and agent intellect are separate and incorruptible, existing apart from individual human souls but shared in by individual souls in the process of knowing. In De unitate intellectus contra averroistas, however, Aquinas radically departs from this reading, hailing Themistius a…Read more
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    This dissertation responds to a long-standing debate among scholars regarding the nature of Platonic Eros and its relation to lack. The more prominent account of Platonic Eros presents the lack of Eros as a deficiency or need experienced by the lover with respect to the object needed, lacked, or desired, so that the nature of Eros is construed as self-interested or acquisitive, subsisting only so long as the lover lacks the beloved object. This dissertation argues that such an interpretation neg…Read more
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    Aquinas and Themistius on Intellect
    Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 80 255-273. 2006.
    Aquinas puts forward two different, and conflicting, interpretations of Themistius’s account of the intellect. In his earlier interpretation of Themistius, Aquinas understands him to hold the position that both the possible and agent intellect are separate and incorruptible, existing apart from individual human souls but shared in by individual souls in the process of knowing. In De unitate intellectus contra averroistas, however, Aquinas radically departs from this reading, hailing Themistius a…Read more
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    The poverty of Eros in Plato's Symposium
    Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. 2016.
    Argues that Plato's presentation of Eros as the child of Poverty and Resource provides a means of understanding poverty as a way of living, loving, and knowing.