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CURRICULUM VITAE September 2015

Prof. Richard C. Taylor

Department of Philosophy, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881


Webpage: www.RichardCTaylor.info

Email: Richard.Taylor@Marquette.edu,

alternate email: richard.taylor@hiw.kuleuven.be

Skype ID: misterteaatmac


Contact Information:

Philosophy Department, Marquette University, P.O. box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881. Tel. 414-288-5649

Home Address: 5048 Lakeview Ave., Hubertus, WI 53033 USA  Tel. 414-916-6017


Specialization:

Medieval Philosophy in Latin and Arabic, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Arabic / Islamic Philosophical Thought, Thomas Aquinas, Ibn Rushd / Averroes


Competence:  

History of Metaphysics, Theories of Ethics, Conceptions of God, Islam, Religious Studies,

Philosophy of Religion


Degrees:

Ph.D., (joint program in Philosophy and Medieval Studies) University of Toronto, 1982

M.A., Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, 1974

B.A., Philosophy, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1972


Academic Experience:

· Special guest professor, De Wulf Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval and

Renaissance Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven,

Belgium, annually 2011- ongoing.

· Visiting professor, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, Mexico, 8-19 November

2004; 25 September - 25 October, 2011.

· Visiting professor & research fellow, De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval

and Renaissance Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven,

Belgium, 2010-11.

· Professor of Philosophy, Marquette University, 2008-

· Associate Professor of Philosophy, Marquette University, 1989

· Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Marquette University, 1982

· Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto, 1976 - 1979


Additional affiliation:

Corresponding member, De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval and

Renaissance Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven,

Belgium, 2011-


Editorial Positions:

· Editor, History of Philosophy Quarterly, January 2012 - May 2015

                              · Editor, Marquette University Medieval Philosophical Texts in Translation series,

                                    May 2014-

                           · Arabic/Islamic philosophy section editor (with Deborah Black and Gül Russell),

                                    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2005-


Administrative Experience:

Philosophy Graduate Program Director, Marquette University, 1998-2002


Work with International Visitors

· August 2014-August 2015: Ms Armagan Atar, doctoral candidate, Faculty of Divinity, Department of Islamic Philosophy, University of Ankara, Turkey, for research on divine simplicity in Classical Islamic Philosophy.

· July-September 2013: Dr Mustafa Yildiz, Erciyes University, resulting research paper. “Conceiving Religion: al-Farabi and Averroes on the Concepts of ‘Millah’ and ‘Shari‘ah’,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Philosophical Research (forthcoming).


International Research Projects / Collaborations:

· Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ Project, Project Director. See http://www.AquinasAndTheArabs.org.  An international project in cooperation and collaboration with colleagues in Europe and North America and with the Commissio Leonina, Paris. (The Commissio Leonina is responsible for the critical editions of the works of Thomas Aquinas.)

· “Noétique et théorie de la connaissance dans la philosophie arabe des IXe –XVIIe siècles” sponsored by the Centre Nationale de Recherches Scientifiques, France, directed by Meryem Sebti and Daniel de Smet (in progress)

· Proclus Arabus. Collaborative work with Cristina d’Ancona (Pisa, Italy) and Gerhard Endress (Bochum, Germany) in preparing critical editions and French and English translations of the extant Arabic translations of the works of Proclus, including the Liber de causis / Kalâm fî mahd al-khair.

· Thomistica bibliography, Dr. Enrique Alarcón, ed., assistant editor, 2006 - 2010.


Publications

Translations

· Averroes (Ibn Rushd) of Cordoba. Long Commentary on the De Anima of Aristotle, Richard C. Taylor, trans. & intro., Therese-Anne Druart, subeditor.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009, cix, 498 p. Reviews: Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010: http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=18987. Philosophy in Review 2010: http://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/pir/article/view/200/216; Journal of the History of Philosophy 48 (2010) 398-399; Journal of the American Oriental Society 131.3 (2011) 491-4; Revista Española de Filosofía Medieval 18 (2011) 264-266.

· St. Thomas Aquinas. Commentary on the Book of Causes. Vincent A. Guagliardo, O.P., Charles R. Hess, O.P., and Richard C. Taylor, trans. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1996. Review: The Thomist 61.3 (1997) 477.


Edited Books

(9) In Progress: Aquinas and the Arabic Philosophical Tradition: The Commentary on the Sentences, Selected Translations with Commentary, vol.1, 'God', and vol.2, 'Creation'. Contract with Cambridge University Press. With R. E. Houser and L. X. López-Farjeat. Manuscript submission: August 2015.

(8) Routledge Companion to Islamic Philosophy, Richard C. Taylor & Luis X. López-Farjeat, eds. London & New York: Routledge, 2015.

(7) Anuario Filosofico 48.1 (2015) University of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain, special issue on “Tomás de Aquino y las Tradiciones Abrahámicas,” L. X. López-Farjeat and R. C. Taylor, eds.

(6) Editor of “Aquinas and the Arabic Philosophical Tradition,” special issue of the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 88.2 2014

(5) The Judeo-Christian-Islamic Heritage. Philosophical and Theological Perspectives, Richard C. Taylor and Irfan Omar, eds. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2012. Review: Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 24.2 (2013) 273-275.

(4) Tolle Lege: Essays on Augustine and on Medieval Philosophy in Honor of Roland J. Teske, SJ

Richard C. Taylor, David Twetten, and Michael Wreen, eds. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2011. Review: Horizons 40.2

(3) The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy, Peter Adamson and Richard C. Taylor, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Reviews: Tijdschrift voor Filosofie 68.3 (2006) 659-660; The Heythrop Journal 48.2 (2007) 298-299; 50.4 (2009) 717-718; Philosophy in Review 27.6 (2007) 81-83; Ancient Philosophy 28.2 (2008) 479-485; Medieval Encounters 14.1 (2008) 133-140; The Muslim World 98.1 (2008) 151-155; International Journal of the Classical Tradition 16.2 (2009) 271-275; The Modern Schoolman 87.1 (2009) 79.

(2) Moral Philosophy. Historical and Contemporary Essays, William C. Starr and Richard C. Taylor, eds., Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, 1989.

(1) The Life of Religion. A Marquette University Symposium on the Nature of Religious Belief, Stanley M. Harrison and Richard C. Taylor, eds. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1986. Review: International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 23.3 (1988) 182-183.


Articles, Chapters, Contributions to Books (in print), Reports, Interviews


(54) “The Epistemology of Abstraction,” Routledge Companion to Islamic Philosophy, Richard C. Taylor & Luis X. López-Farjet, eds. (London & New York: Routledge, 2015) pp. 273-284.

(53) “Primary and Secondary Causality,” Routledge Companion to Islamic Philosophy, Richard C. Taylor & Luis X. López-Farjet, eds. (London & New York: Routledge, 2015) pp. 225-235.

(52) “Providence in Averroes,” in Fate, Providence and Moral Responsibility in Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Thought. Collected Studies in Honour of Carlos Steel, ed. by Pieter d’Hoine and Gerd Van Riel (Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, De Wulf – Mansion Centre, Series I), (Leuven: KUL University Press, 2014) 454-472.

(51) "Themistius and the development of Averroes' noetics" in Medieval Perspectives on Aristotle's De Anima, ed. by R.L. Friedman and J.-M. Counet (Philosophes Médiévaux, LVIII), Louvain-la-Neuve/ Louvain-Paris-Walpole MA, Editions de l'Institut Supérieur de Philosophie/ Peeters, 2013, pp. 1-38.

(50) “Aquinas and the Arabs: Aquinas’s First Critical Encounter with the Doctrine of Averroes on the Intellect, In 2 Sent. d. 17, q. 2, a. 1,” in Philosophical Psychology in Arabic Thought and the Latin Aristotelianism of the 13th Century, Luis X. López-Farjeat and Jörg Tellkamp, eds. (Paris: Vrin 2013), 142-183 & 277-296.

(49) “Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’: Arabic / Islamic Philosophy in Thomas Aquinas's Conception of the Beatific Vision in his Commentary on the Sentences IV, 49, 2, 1" The Thomist 76 (2012) 509-550.

(48) Interview with Peter Adamson on Averroes for History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps became available 2 December 2013 at: http://www.historyofphilosophy.net/averroes-taylor

(47) “A Common Negotiation: The Abrahamic Traditions and Philosophy in the Middle Ages,” presidential address, American Catholic Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, 4 November 2012. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 86 (2012) 1-14.

(46) “Textual and Philosophical Issues in Averroes’ Long Commentary on the De Anima of Aristotle” in The Letter before the Spirit.The Importance of Text Editions for the Study of the Reception of Aristotle, Aafke M. I. van Oppenraaij and Resianne Smidt van Gelder-Fontaine, eds. (Brill: Leiden-Boston, 2012), 267-287.

(45) “Averroes on the Ontology of the Human Soul,” Muslim World 102 (2012) 580-596.

(44)  “Averroes on the Sharîʿah of the Philosophers,” for The Judeo-Christian-Islamic Heritage. Philosophical and Theological Perspectives, Richard C. Taylor & Irfan Omar, eds. (Marquette University Press, Milwaukee, 2012), 283-304.

(43) “Primary Causality and ibdā‘ (creare) in the Liber de causisWahrheit und Geschichte. Die gebrochene Tradition metaphhyischen Denkens. Festschrift zum 7-. Geburtstag von Günther Mensching, Alia Mensching-Estakhr and Michael Städtler, eds. ( Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2012), 115-136.

(42) “Averroes’ Philosophical Conception of Separate Intellect and God,” in La lumière de l’intellect : La pensée scientifique et philosophique d’Averrès dans son temps. ed. Ahmad Hasnawi (Leuven: Peeters 2011), pp. 391-404.

(41) Conference report: “Aquinas and ‘the Arabs.’ Thomas d’Aquin et ses sources arabes” Bulletin de Philosophie Médiévale 52 (2010) 313-315.

(40) Conference report: “Thomas d’Aquin et ses sources arabes : Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’,” Bulletin de Philosophie Médiévale 52 (2010) 297-305.

(39) “Philosophy” in the New Cambridge History of Islam, vol. 4, Robert Irwin, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Pp. 532-63, 825-30.

(38) “Averroes” for Bartholomew’s World, The Medieval Thought Project (online), Stanford University, 2010 (http://bartholomew.stanford.edu/authors/averroes.html). Texts with brief introductions (2274 words); biography and philosophical narrative (3350 words).

(37) “Ibn Rushd / Averroes and ‘Islamic’ Rationalism,” in Medieval Encounters. Jewish, Christian and Muslim Culture in Confluence and Dialogue 15 (2009) 125-135. [Special issue on Al-Andalus: Cultural Diffusion and Hybridity, ed. Ivry Corfis].

(36) “Damas et Bagdad (VIIe-Xe siècle)” for Histoire de la philosophie, Jean-François _Pradeau, ed. (Paris: Seuil, 2009) pp. 162-178.

(35) “Ibn Rushd / Averroës” for Histoire de la philosophie, Jean-François _Pradeau, ed. (Paris: Seuil, 2009) pp. 179-186.

(34) “Intellect as Intrinsic Formal Cause in the Soul according to Aquinas and Averroes,” in The Afterlife of the Platonic Soul. Reflections on Platonic Psychology in the Monotheistic Religions, Maha El-Kaisy Friemuth and John M. Dillon, ed. (Leiden: Brill, 2009), pp. 187-220.

(33)  “Islam in the Transmission of Knowledge East to West,” Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, Helaine Selin, ed. (Berlin & New York: Springer, 2008) pp. 721-730.  Available in print and also as online subscription resource. (Revision and 55% expansion over initial version (12) below.)

(32) “Abstraction in al-Fârâbî,” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 80 (2006) pp. 151-168. (published in 2007)

(31) “Intelligibles in act in Averroes,” in Averroès et les averroïsmes juif et latin. Actes du colloque tenu à Paris, 16-18 juin 2005, ed. J.-B. Brenet, (Turnhout: Brepols, 2007) 111-140.

(30) “Averroes: God and the Noble Lie,” in Laudemus viros gloriosos. Essays in  Honor of Armand Maurer, CSB, ed. R. E. Houser, (Notre Dame, IN:  University of Notre Dame Press, 2007) 38-59.

(29) “Aquinas's Naturalized Epistemology,” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 79 (2005) 83-102. Co-author with Max Herrera.

(28) “The Agent Intellect as ‘form for us’ and Averroes’s Critique of al-Fârâbî,” Topicos (Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City) 29 (2005)  29-51. Reprint in Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics 5 (2005)18-32  http://www.fordham.edu/gsas/phil/klima/SMLM/PSMLM5/PSMLM5.pdf

(27) “Ibn Rushd (Averroes)“ in Medieval Islamic Civilization. An Encyclopedia, Josef W. Meri, ed., pp.365-366 (New York: Routledge, 2005).

(26)  “Philosophies, Islamic” in the New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, Maryanne Cline Horowitz, ed., pp.1770-1775 (New York: Thomson Gale, 2005).

(25) “Averroes: Religious Dialectic and Aristotelian Philosophical Thought,” in The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy, Peter Adamson and Richard C. Taylor, eds., pp.180-200. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005). 

(24)  “Improving on Nature's Exemplar: Averroes' Completion of Aristotle's Psychology of Intellect” in Philosophy, Science and Exegesis in Greek, Arabic and Latin Commentaries, edited by Peter Adamson, Han Baltussen and M.W.F. Stone, eds., in 2 vols., v.2, pp.107-130. [Supplement to the Bulletin of the Insititute Of Classical Studies 83.1-2] (London: Insititute of Classical Studies, 2004). 

(23) “Separate Material Intellect in Averroes’ Mature Philosophy,” in Words, Texts and Concepts Cruising the Mediterranean Sea. Studies on the sources, contents and influences of Islamic civilization and Arabic philosophy and science, dedicated to Gerhard Endress on his sixty-fifth birthday, Ruediger Arnzen and Joern Thielmann, eds., pp.289-309. [Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta series] (Leuven: Peeters, 2004). 

(22) “Le Liber de causisDictionnaire de Philosophes Antiques. Supplément ed. Richard Goulet et alii, eds., pp.599-647 (Paris: CNRS Edition, 2003). Co-authored with Cristina D’Ancona.

(21) “Averroes,”  A Companion to Philosophy in the Middle Ages, Jorge J.E. Gracia and Timothy B. Noone, eds., pp. 182-195 (Oxford: Blackwell, 2003).

(20)  “Cogitatio, Cogitativus and Cogitare: Remarks on the Cogitative Power in Averroes,” in L’elaboration du vocabulaire philosophique au Moyen Age, J. Hamesse et C. Steel, eds., pp. 111-146. [Rencontres de philosophie Medievale Vol. 8.] (Turnhout, Brepols, 2000).

(19) “‘Truth does not contradict truth’: Averroes and the Unity of Truth,” Topoi 19.1 (2000) pp. 3-16. 

(18) “Averroes’ Epistemology and Its Critique by Aquinas,” Thomistic Papers VII. Medieval Masters: Essays in Memory of Msgr. E.A. Synan, R.E. Houser, ed. (Houston 1999) pp. 147-177. 

(17) “Remarks on Cogitatio in Averroes’ Commentarium Magnum in Aristotelis De Anima Libros,” in Averroes and the Aristotelian Tradition: Sources, Constitution and Reception of the Philosophy of Ibn Rushd (1126-1198), Jan A. Aertsen and Gerhard Endress, eds., pp.217-255 (Leiden: Brill, 1999).

(16) “Averroes’ Philosophical Analysis of Religious Propositions,” in Miscellanea Mediaevalia 26: What is Philosophy in the Middle Ages? Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of Medieval Philosophy of the S.I.E.P.M., 25-30 August 1997 in Erfurt, Jan Aertsen and Andreas Speer, eds., pp.888-894. (Cologne: Walter De Gruyter GMBH & Co., 1998). 

(15)  “Averroes on Psychology and the Principles of Metaphysics,” The Journal of the History of Philosophy. 36 (1998) pp. 507-523.

(14) “Aquinas, the Plotiniana Arabica, and the Metaphysics of Being and Actuality,” Journal of the History of Ideas 59 (1998) pp. 217-239.

(13) “Personal Immortality in Averroes’ Mature Philosophical Psychology,” Documenti e Studi sulla Traduzione Filosofica Medievale 9 (1998) pp. 87-110.

(12) “Islam in the Transmission of Knowledge East to West,” Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, Helaine Selin, ed., pp. 270-274. (Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997).

(11) “Davidson on al-Farabi, Avicenna and Averroes. A Critical Review,” Journal of Neoplatonic Studies 5 (1996) pp. 89-105.

(10) “ ‘The Future Life’ and Averroes’ Long Commentary on the De Anima of Aristotle,” in Averroes and the Enlightenment, Mourad Wahba, ed., pp.263-277 (Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1996).

(9) “A Critical Analysis of the Structure of the Kalam fi mahd al-khair (Liber de causis),” in Neoplatonism and Islamic Thought, ed. Parviz Morewedge, ed., pp.11-40.  [Studies in Neoplatonism: Ancient and Modern vol. 5] (Albany, N.Y.: SUNY Press, 1992). 

(8)  “Faith and Reason, Religion and Philosophy: Four Views from Medieval Islam and Christianity,” in Philosophy and the God of Abraham: In Memory of James A. Weisheipl, OP, ed. R. James Long. ed., pp.217-233 (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1991). 

(7) “Remarks on the Latin Text and the Translator of the Kalam fi mahd al-khair/Liber de causis,” Bulletin de Philosophie Medievale 31 (1989) pp. 75-102. 

(6) “The Kalam fi mahd al-khair (Liber de causis) in the Islamic Philosophical Milieu,” in Pseudo-Aristotle in the Middle Ages, Jill Kraye et al, eds. (London: The Warburg Institute, University of London, 1986), pp.37-52.

(5) “`Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi's Epitome of the Kalam fi mahd al-khair (Liber de causis),” in Islamic Theology and Philosophy: Studies in Honor of George F. Hourani, M.E. Marmura, ed., pp.236-248, 318-323 (Albany, N.Y.: SUNY Press, 1984). 

(4) “The Liber de causis: A Preliminary List of Extant MSS,” Bulletin de Philosophie Medievale 25 (1983) pp. 63-84.

(3)  “Neoplatonic Texts in Turkey: Two Manuscripts, Containing Ibn Tufayl's Hayy Ibn Yaqzan, Ibn al-Sid's Kitab al-Hada'iq, Ibn Bajja's Ittisal al-`Aql bi-l-Insan, the Liber de causis and an Anonymous Neoplatonic Treatise on Motion,” Melanges de l'Institut Dominicain d'Etudes Orientales du Caire [MIDEO] 15 (1982) pp. 251-264.

(2) “St. Thomas and the Liber de causis on the Hylomorphic Composition of Separate Substances,”Mediaeval Studies 41 (1979) pp. 506-513.  

(1) “A Note on Chapter I of the Liber de causis,” Manuscripta 22 (1978) pp. 169-172.


Book Reviews

· Mulla Sadra. The Metaphysical Penetrations, S. H. Nasr, tr., I. Kalin, ed. (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 2014), reviewed in Review of Metaphysics 68 (2015) 861-863.

· Thomism Today, E. Alarcón, ed. (Anuario Filosófico, 39/2: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, 2006) pp. 293-613, reviewed in Thomistica 2006. An International Yearbook of thomistic Bibliography, E. Alarcón, ed. (Bonn: Verlag Nova & Vetera, 2007) pp.105-107.

· Al-Fârâbi. Founder of Islamic Neoplatonism. His Life, Works and Influence, by Majid Fakhry. (Oxford: Oneworld, 2002). Aspects of Avicenna, Robert Wisnovsky, ed. Princeton: Markus Wiener Publishers, 2001. Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 39 (2005) pp. 180-182.

· Aristotle and Aristotelianism in Medieval Muslin, Jewish, and Christian Philosophy by Husain Kassim (Lanham, Maryland: Austin & Winfield, Publishers, 2000, for Religious Studies Review 27, p. 308.

· Ethical Theories in Islam by Majid Fakhry (Islamic Philosophy Theology and Science, Texts and Studies, Vol. 8). (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1994). Religious Studies Review 24.3 (July 1998) p. 322.

· The Metaphysics of Theism. Aquinas’s Natural Theology in Summa Contra Gentiles by Norman Kretzmann, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997). Religious Studies Review 24.3 (July 1998) p. 271.

· Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroes, on Intellect. Their Cosmologies, Theories of the Active Intellect, and Theories of Human Intellect, by Herbert A. Davidson. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. Pp.x, 363. Philosophical Review 106.3 (July 1997) pp. 482-485.

· Metaphysics as Rhetoric: Alfarabi's Summary of Plato's Laws, by Joshua Parens, SUNY series in Middle Eastern Studies (Suny, 1995). Religious Studies Review 23.3 (July 1997) p. 314.

· Pseudo-Dionysius and the Metaphysics of Aquinas, by Fran O’Rourke. Leiden & New York : E.J. Brill, 1992, xvi, 300 pp. Journal of the History of Philosophy 34 (1996) pp. 456-458.

·  Averroes and his Philosophy, by Oliver Leaman, for The Philosophical Review 100 (1991) pp. 695-697.

· Allah Transcendent: Studies in the Structure and Semiotics of Islamic Philosophy, by Ian Netton,  Theology and Cosmology, for The Middle East Journal 44 (1990) pp. 521-522.

· The Medieval Controversy between Philosophy and Orthodoxy. Ijma` and Ta'wil in the Conflict between al-Ghazali and Ibn Rushd, by Iysa A. Bello, for International Journal of Middle East Studies 22 (1990) pp. 250-251.

· La diffusione delle scienze islamische nel Medio Evo europeo, for Isis 81 (1990) pp. 308-309.

· Averroes, Grand commentaire de la “Metaphysique” d'Aristote (Tafsir Ma Ba`d At-Tabi`at): Livre Lam-Lambda traduit de l'arabe et annote, trans. Aubert Martin, for Speculum 65 (1990) pp. 364-5.

· Proofs for Eternity, Creation, and the Existence of God in Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy, by Herbert Davidson, for Speculum 65 (1990) pp. 646-648.

· Averroes' Doctrine of Immortality: A Matter of Controversy, by Ovey N. Mohammed,  The Modern Schoolman 65 (1988) pp. 218-220.

· Ibn Rushd (Averroes), Talkhis Kitab al-jadal (Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Topics), ed. by C.E. Butterworth with A. Haridi; Talkhis Kitab al-ʿIbarah (In Librum Aristotelis De Interpretatione), ed. by M.M. Kassem, rev. by C.E. Butterworth and A. Haridi; and Talkhis Kitab al-Maqulat (Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Categories), ed. by M.M. Kassem, rev. by C.E. Butterworth and A. Haridi for Muslim World July/Oct. 1985 pp. 188-189.

· Averroes, Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Categories and De Interpretatione, translated by Charles Butterworth, for the International Journal of Middle East Studies 17 (1985) pp. 567-568.

· Theodicy in Islamic Thought. The Dispute Over Al-Ghazali's “Best of All Possible Worlds” by Eric Ormsby, Princeton Univ. Press 1984 Muslim World 77 (1987) pp. 139-140.

· Ibn Rushd's Metaphysics: A Translation with Introduction of Ibn Rushd's Commentary on Aristotle's Metaphysics, trans. Charles Genequand, E. J. Brill 1984, The Middle East Journal 41 (1987) pp. 310- 311.


Work in progress

Papers & chapters in progress:

“Averroes: Soul and Intellect” for “Noétique et théorie de la connaissance dans la philosophie arabe des IXe –XVIIe siècles” sponsored by the Centre Nationale de Recherches Scientifiques, France, directed by Meryem Sebti and Daniel de Smet. (conference draft)

“Ibn Rushd of Cordoba and Siger of Brabant on Intellect” (conference draft)

“Avicenna on Abstraction” (conference draft)

“Understanding and the Intellect,” Blackwell History of Philosophy in the Middle Ages (commissioned)

“Ibn Rushd / Averroes,“ for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (commissioned)

“Book of Causes,”  for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (commissioned)

“Philosopher as kâfir: Averroes’s Responses to the al-Ghazâlî’s Charges of Unbelief Against the Philosophers” (conference draft)

“‘First Averroism’ and ‘Second Averroism’: An Analysis” (conference draft)

“Averroes and the Philosophical Account of Prophecy” (conference draft)

“The Metaphysics of Creation in Avicenna, Averroes and Aquinas” (conference draft)

“Proclus Arabus and Divine Primary Causality in the Arabic Tradition” (conference draft)

“Albert the Great’s Account of Human Knowledge in his De homine: A Concoction Formed From the Writings of Avicenna and Averroes” (conference draft)


Book Projects:

· Aquinas and the Arabic Philosophical Tradition: The Commentary on the Sentences, Selected Translations with Commentary, vol.1, 'God', and vol.2, 'Creation'. Contract with Cambridge University Press. With R. E. Houser and L. X. López-Farjeat. (in progress)

· English translation with studies of Averroes' works (i) the Commentary on the De intellectu (from Arabic), (ii) the Against the Avicennians (from Latin), and (iii) the De beatitudine animae (from Latin) (this latter with notes to the De perfectione naturali secundem mentem philosophi where it differs from the De beatitudine animae). Contract offered by Brill. (in progress)

· Critical edition of the Arabic Liber de causis with an improved Latin edition appended with Cristina D'Ancona (Pisa).

· Ibn Rushd (Averroes) of Cordoba (d. 1198) on Human Soul, Intellect and God (title only tentative)


Presentations, lectures & conference papers, including upcoming events

(179) “First and Second Averroism Revisited,” Annual Fall 2015 Workshop on Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ sponsored by the Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ International Working Group at the Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, Mexico,

(178) “Averroes on Prophecy,” Workshop on Averroes, Universität München, Germany, 8-9 October 2015

(177) “Averroes and the Problem of Ultimate Human Happiness and the Afterlife,” at Tolerance and Concepts of Otherness in Medieval Philosophy, XXI Annnual SIEPM Colloquium, 9-12 September 2015, Maynooth University, Ireland.

(176) “Remarks on Aquinas’s Early Understanding of Averroes on Knowing Separate Substances and Its Importance for Latin Averroism,” Connaissance et Nécessité. Necessity and Knowledge. Journée d’étude, Institut d’Etudes Medieval, Institut Catholique de Paris, 27-28 May 2015. Co-sponsored by the Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ International Working Group.

(175) “The Liber de causis, Past and Future. The Research on this ‘source de la métaphysique au Moyen Age’ and its Developments,” organized by the project, Greek into Arabic. Philosophical Concepts and Linguistic Bridges, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 25 May 2015.

(174) “Thomas Aquinas as a Source for Latin Averroism,” Philosophical Review Club of the De Wulf - Mansion Centre, Philosophy Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 21 May 2015.

(173) “Intellectual Abstraction in the Arabic Tradition and Its Influence,” Medieval Contributions to the Theory of Knowledge. A Roundtable Discussion, Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, International Medieval Congress, University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI, 15 May 2015.

(172) “Remarks on Intellectual Abstraction in Aristotle and the Medieval Traditions,” Colloquium Series, Philosophy Department, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 17 April 2015 (invited)

(171) “St. Thomas Aquinas and the Classical Philosophers of Islam on Ultimate Human Happiness,” Annual Aquinas Lecture, Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL, 29 January 2015. (invited) See http://academics.avemaria.edu/post/110254765783/richard-taylor-aquinas-and-the-arabs-on.

(170) “Islamic Philosophy Is Western Philosophy,” APA Committee Session: Philosophical Issues and Islam: How, What, and Why to Teach (and Research), 29 December 2014, America Philosophical Association, Philadelphia, PA

(169) “Rationality in the theology and philosophy of Ibn Rushd,” 9th International Colloquium of the Société Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences et de la Philosophie Arabes et Islamiques, Paris, France, 8-10 October 2014 (presentation and discussion via internet video)

(168) Commentary on F. Romero Carrasquillo, “Averroes, Maimonides & Aquinas on the Interpretation of Scripture,” at the annual meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, Washington, DC, 10 November 2014

(167) “Creation and Divine Will in the Plotiniana Arabica, Liber de causis and Avicenna,” Métaphysique et Cosmologie Médiévales. Héritages Philosophiques du Livre des causes, Dijon, France, 15-20 2014 (invited)

(166) “Remarks on Abstraction in al-Farabi, Avicenna and Averroes,” Annual Fall 2014 Workshop on Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’, University of St Thomas, Houston TX, 5-6 September, 2014

(165) “Averroes on De Anima 3.6: Synthesizing or Composing Intelligibles and Assent,” Analysis and Synthesis in Ancient and Medieval Thought, Vrei Universiteit, Amsterdam 18-21 December 2013 (invited).

(164) “Islamic Philosophy and European Christian Theology: The Case of Thomas Aquinas,” Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, 13 November 2013. (invited)

(163) “Divine Will in the Plotiniana Arabica and Avicenna,” Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ Satellite Session, American Catholic Philosophical Association, Indianapolis, IN, 1-3 November 2014.

(162) “Multiple Averroes, une fois encore: Interpretations of Averroes and Averroism,” Studying Arabic philosophy. Meaning, limits and challenges of a modern discipline, Université de Paris Sorbonne, 4-7 September 2013, Paris, France. Organized by O. Lizzini & J.-B. Brenet. Funded by the von Humboldt Foundation. (invited)

(161) “The Abrahamic Traditions and Philosophy in the Middle Ages,” Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions, University of Denver, 10-12 July 2013. See http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/The_Abrahamic_Traditions/2013_Summer_Conference_Denver.html

(160) Lectures on Averroes on method, philosophy & religion, and intellect at A Workshop on Averroes and His Philosophy, Milwaukee 27-28 June 2013. See http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Averroes_Workshop_2013/Averroes_Workshop_27-28_June_2013.html

(159) “The Metaphysics of Creation in Avicenna, Averroes and Aquinas,” International Conference: Aquinas and Arabic Metaphysics, 7-8 June 2013, Würzburg, Germany. See http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Aquinas_and_the_Arabs/Wurzburg_7-8_June_2013.html

(158) “The Importance of Philosophy in the Islamic Tradition to European Christian Theology” at Engaging Islam and Muslims. Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 19-20 March 2013.

(157) “Proclus Arabus and Divine Primary Causality in the Arabic Tradition,” Archai: Proclus Diadochus of Constantinople and his Abrahamic interpreters, Yildiz University, Istanbul, Turkey, 12-16 December 2012.

(156) “Thomas Aquinas's Debts to the Arabic Philosophical Tradition on Creation, Natural Epistemology and the Supernatural Epistemology of Beatitude,” Marmara University, Theology Faculty, 11 December 2012 (invited)

(155) “Averroes and the Philosophical Account of Prophecy,” Philosophy Department, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 23 November 2012. (invited)

(154) “The Rationality of Religion in the Qur’an and the Rationalist Philosophers’ Understanding of Religion,” Theology and Rationality: An International Workshop, University of Toronto in collaboration with Goethe-University Frankfurt, 21-22 November 2012, Toronto, Canada. (invited)

(153) “A Common Negotiation: The Abrahamic Traditions and Philosophy in the Middle Ages,” presidential address, American Catholic Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, 4 November 2012.

(152) “An Evaluation of the Meaning of Creation in Averroes,” Société Internationale pour l’Étude de Philosophie Médiévale, 2012 Congress, “Pleasures of Knowledge,” Freising, Germany, 20 August 2012.

(151) “Issues and Entailments of Averroes’s Views on Self-Knowledge in God, Separate Intellects, and Human Beings,” Société Internationale pour l’Étude de Philosophie Médiévale, 2012 Congress, “Pleasures of Knowledge,” Freising, Germany, 21 August 2012.

(150) “Averroes on Happiness and Knowledge of God,” Société Internationale pour l’Étude de Philosophie Médiévale, 2012 Congress, “Pleasures of Knowledge,” Freising, Germany, 23 August 2012.

(149) “The Development of Averroes’s Conception of the Self,” Subjectivity, Selfhood and Agency in the Arabic and Latin Traditions, University of Uppsala, 15-18 August, 2012

(148) “Averroes on Creation,” Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions, Marquette University, 25-26 June 2012.

(147) “Islamic Philosophy at the Heart of European Christian Theology,” Conciliating Revelation and Science in the Abrahamic Traditions, King’s College & Heythrop College, London, 17-21 June 2012

(146) “Averroes on Prophecy,” Thomas Institut, Köln, 12 June 2012. (invited)

(145) “Albert the Great’s Account of Human Knowledge in his De homine: A Concoction Formed From

the Writings of Avicenna and Averroes,” Translation and Transformation: Albert, between Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’, Institute of Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 4-5 June 2012. Organized by Andrea Robiglio & Richard C. Taylor

(144) “Creation according to Averroes,” Matière, Génération, Création and Other Topics. Annual Spring

Meeting of the Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ International Working Group, Université Paris - Sorbonne,  31 May 2012.

(143) “The Key Roles of Avicenna and Averroes in the Development of the Natural Epistemology of Albertus Magnus in his De Homine,” at Die Seele im Mittelalter. Vom der Substanze zum funktionalen System, Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany, 21-23 Februar 2012 (invited)

(142) “Commentary” at The Making of Islamic ‘Scholars’ in the Medieval Islamic West, University of Chicago, School of Divinity, 18 November, 2011 (invited)

(141) “The Role of al-Ghazālī in the Formation of Averroes's Philosophical Rationalism,” at “Islam and  Rationality: The Impact of al-Ghazālī,” International and Interdisciplinary Conference at the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 10-12 November 2011 (invited)

(140) “Albert the Great and the Development of Thomas Aquinas's Natural Epistemology,” American Catholic Philosophical Association annual meeting, satellite session sponsored by the Société Internationale pour l’Études de la Philosophie Médiévale, 28 October, 2011, St. Louis, MO.

(139) “Violence and the Problem of the Afterlife in Averroes,”  XVI Congreso Internacional de Filosofía: "Filosofía: razón y violencia", organized by the Mexican Philosophical Association, Toluca, Mexico, 24 October 2011

(138) “Primary Causality and ibdā‘ (creare) in the Liber de causis,Aquinas and ’the Arabs’ annual Fall conference, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, Mexico, 13-15 October 2011.

(137) “Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’,” Universität Frieburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, 9 July 2011. 

(invited)

(136) “‘First Averroism’ and ‘Second Averroism’: An Analysis”,  Thomas d’Aquin et ses sources arabes /  Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’,  Bibliothèque du Saulchoir, Paris, 24 May 2011

(135) “Philosopher as Kâfir,” Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, 13 May 2011 (invited)

(134) “Arabic / Islamic Philosophy in Thomas Aquinas’s Conception of the Beatific Vision in his Commentary on the Sentences IV, 49, 2, 1,” Heythrop College, London, UK, 5 May 2011. (invited)

(133) “Arabic / Islamic Philosophy in Thomas Aquinas’s Conception of the Beatific Vision in his  Commentary on the Sentences IV, 49, 2, 1,” Blackfriars, Oxford, UK, 4 May 2011. (invited)

(132) “Aquinas and 'the Arabs': Arabic / Islamic Philosophy in Thomas Aquinas’s Conception of the Beatific Vision in his  Commentary on the Sentences IV, 49, 2, 1,” Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-neuve,  29 April 2011.  (invited)

(131) “Aquinas and 'the Arabs': the Supernatural Epistemology of Beatitude,” Dipartimento di Filosofia. Università di Padova, Padova, Italy, 23 March, 2011.  (invited)

(130) “Epistemological Problematics in the Arabic Tradition: the Case of Avicenna,” Dipartimento di Filosofia. Università di Padova, Padova, Italy, 22 March, 2011 (invited)

(129) “Averroes and Aristotle on Responsibility,” at What is up to us? Workshop on Aristotle’s theory of responsibility, Leuven and Louvain-la-neuve, Belgium, 24-25 February 2011. (invited)

(128) “Aquinas and the Arabic Philosophical Tradition,” Philosophy Department, Universität Würtzburg, Würtzburg, Germany, 18 February, 2011. (invited)

(127) “Averroes on method and method in Averroes,” Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2 February, 2011. (invited)

(126) “Avicenna on Abstraction,” Department of Philosophy, University of Pisa, 1 February 2011

(invited)

(125) “Aquinas's Debts to Avicenna and Averroes on Cognition: In 2 Sent., D. 17,  Q. 2, A. 1,” Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 1 February 2011 (invited)

(124) “Primary and Secondary Causality in the Liber de causis and al-Kindi,” Department of Philosophy, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 31 January 2011. (invited)

(123) “What Aquinas owes to Avicenna and Averroes on Cognition,” University of Milan, 27 January 2011. (invited)

(122) “Ibn Rushd of Cordoba and Siger of Brabant on Intellect,” Autour de Siger de Brabant, sponsored by the Institut d’Etudes Médiévales, Institut Catholique de Paris, Paris, January 21 2011. (invited)

(121) “Primary and Secondary Causality,” Projet sur le commentaire du Liber de causis d’Albert le Grand, CNRS, Paris, January 19, 2011. (invited)

(120) “Averroes on the Sharîcah of the Philosophers,” at the American Philosophical Association, Société Internationale pour l’Étude de la Philosophie Médiévale sponsored session, Boston, 29 December 2010.

(119) “Two Rationalist Theologians of the Abrahamic Tradition: Averroes and Aquinas,” Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 15 December 2010. (invited)

(118) “Aquinas and the Arabs: Ninth Century Baghdadi Metaphysics in Thirteenth Century Paris,” VIIIe colloque international de la Société Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences et de la Philosophie Arabes et Islamiques (S.I.H.S.P.A.I.), The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, December 3-5, 2010.

(117) “Providence and Moral Responsibility in Averroes,” Fate, Providence and Moral Responsibility in honor of the retirement of Prof. Carlos Steel, Institute of Philosophy, De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, November 25-27, 2010. (invited)

(116) “The Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ Project,” De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 16 November, 2010.

(115) “Ibn Bâjjah and Ibn Rushd on Intellect, Happiness and Society,” La pensée politique et éthique d’Avempace, CNRS, November 9-10, 2010, Paris.  (invited)

(114) “Intellect, Intelligibles and Human Understanding in Avicenna,” American Catholic Philosophical Association annual meeting, session sponsored by the Société Internationale pour l’Étude de Philosophie Médiévale, Baltimore, Maryland, November 5-7, 2010.

(113) “Averroes on Knowledge, Intellect and the Perishable Nature of Human Soul,” The Ontology of the Soul in Medieval Arabic Thought, The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK, September 18-19, 2010 (invited)

(112) “Thomas’s Debts to Avicenna and Averroes on Cognition: The Commentary on the SentencesAquinas and ‘the Arabs’ / Thomas d’Aquin et ses sources arabes, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas, September 10-12, 2010.

(111) “Ibn Rushd / Averroes: Almohad Philosopher or Philosopher among the Almohads?” NEH Summer Institute on Cultural Hybridities, Barcelona, Spain, July 30, 2010.

(110) “A Workshop on Websites for Teaching, Conferences, Research Projects, et alia,” NEH Summer Institute on Cultural Hybridities, Barcelona, Spain, July 29, 2010.

(109) “Avicenna in the Development of Aquinas’s Epistemology in the Commentary on the Sentences,” Spring 2010 Research Seminar Conference, May 20, 2010, Thomas d’Aquin et ses sources arabes / Aquinas and ‘the Arabs,’ Bibliothèque du Saulchoir, Paris.

(108) “Natural Epistemology in Aquinas’s Earliest Major Work: the Roles of Avicenna and Averroes,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI, May 13-15, 2010.

(107) “Averroes and the Practical Intellect,” Geistige und Körperliche Arbeit im Mittelalter5. Symposium zur Philosophie des Mittelalters an der Leibniz Universität Hannover vom 23. bis 25. Februar 2010.  (invited)

(106) “Aquinas and the Arabs: Avicenna’s Epistemology in Aquinas’s Earliest Major Theological Work, the Commentary on the Sentences,” Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics, at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, New Orleans, LA, November 13-15, 2009.

(105) “Intellect and Intelligibles in the Commentary on the Sentences: Avicenna, Averroes, Aquinas,” at “Aquinas and the Arabs / Thomas d’Aquin et ses sources arabes,” annual Marquette University Fall Conference of the Aquinas and the Arabs International Working Group, October 17-18, 2009.

(104) “Avicenna, Averroes and the New Epistemology of Aquinas in the Commentary on the Sentences”, Aquinas and the Arabs Text Seminars, Marquette University, Raynor Library Beaumier Conference Center, Room A, September 11, 2009, 9:30 am - 12 noon.

(103) “Averroes on the Sharîcah of the Philosophers,” at “Philosophy in the Abrahamic Tradition,” annual summer conference sponsored by the University of Denver Philosophy Department and Center for Judaic Studies and the Marquette University Philosophy Department at the University of Denver, June 25, 2009.

(102) “Burnyeat and Averroes on Aristotle’s Intellect,” at Thought and Action in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition, Fourth Annual Marquette Summer Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, June 16-18, 2009.

(101) “Textual and Philosophical Issues in Averroes' Long Commentary on the De Anima of Aristotle,” at The Letter Before the Spirit: the Importance of Text Editions for the Study of the Reception of Aristotle, Huygens Instituut, The Haag, Netherlands, June 2-5, 2009. (invited)

(100) “The Role of Arabic / Islamic Philosophy in Thomas Aquinas’s Conception of the Beatific Vision in his Commentary on the Sentences 1, d. 49, q. 2, a. 1,” at “Thomas d’Aquin et ses sources arabes / Aquinas and the Arabs,” Bibliothèque du Saulchoir, Paris, France, organized by the Commissio Leonina, Paris, and the Aquinas and the Arabs Project, Milwaukee, March 27-28, 2009.

(99) “Aquinas and the Arabs: Ultimate Human Happiness as Knowing Separate Substances,” Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the annual meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, Omaha, NE, November 1, 2008.

(98) “The Use of Models From the Arabic Philosophical Tradition in Conceptualizing the Beatific Vision in Thomas Aquinas’s  Commentary on the Sentences, 1, D. 49, Q. 2, Art. 1,” at Aquinas and the Arabs: A Research Seminar Conference on the Role of Arabic Philosophy in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas in his Commentary on the Sentences, Marquette University, October 11-12, 2008.

(97) “Aquinas and the Arabs: Aquinas’s First Critical Encounter with the Doctrine of Averroes on the Intellect, In 2 Sent. d. 17, q. 2, a. 1” at Philosophical Psychology in Arabic and Latin. Aristotelianism in the Middle Ages, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, Mexico, May 29-30, 2008. (invited)

(96) “Ibn Rushd / Averroes and 'Islamic' Rationalism,” Aquinas and the Arabs Text Seminar, Marquette University, April 3, 2008.   

(95) “Participation in Averroes' Noetics: The Role of Themistius,“ Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association, sponsored by the Société International pour l'Étude de Philosophie Médiévale, Sunday December 30, 2007. (invited)

(94) “Abstraction, Concept Formation, and Knowledge in Averroes,” for the CNRS Project, Noétique et théorie de la connaissance dans la philosophie arabe des IXe –XVIIe siècles, Paris, November 29-30, 2007. (invited)

(93) “Intellect as Intrinsic Formal Cause in the Soul according to Aquinas and Averroes,” at Les sources arabes de Thomas d'Aquin, La Bibliotheque du Saulchoir, Paris. November 24, 2007. (invited)

(92) “Ibn Rushd / Averroes and 'Islamic' Rationalism“ at Al-Andalus: Cultural Diffusion and Hybridity in Iberia, University of Wisconsin, Madison, October 20, 2007. (competitively selected)

(91) “Averroes' Mature Doctrine of Separate Intellects: The Function of Insights from Themistius,”  April 20, 2007, Boston College, Boston, MA. (invited)

(90) “Intellect as Intrinsic Formal Cause in Averroes and Aquinas” at the annual meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, Toronto, Canada, April 12-14, 2007. (competitively selected)

(89) Commentary on Armin Owzar, “From Interdenominational to Inter-religious Competition. Protestantism, Catholicism and Islam in German East Africa,” and Phillip C. Naylor, “Bishop Pierre Claverie and the Risks of Religious Reconciliation,” American Catholic Historical Association Meeting, Marquette University, Milwaukee, March 31, 2007.

(88) “Averroes on the Sharî`ah of the Philosophers,” The Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Heritage: Philosophical and Theological Explorations in the Abrahamic Traditions, Marquette University, February 28 - March 2, 2007.

(87) “Averroes’ Critical Encounter with Themistius in Interpreting Aristotle’s De Anima,” at Soul and Mind. Ancient and Medieval Perspectives, 50th anniversary celebration of the founding of the De Wulf-Mansioncentrum at Leuven and the Centre De Wulf-Mansion at Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, February 14-17, 2007. (invited)

(85) & (86) Seminar “The Roles of Themistius and al-Farabi in development of the noetics of Averroes“ and Seminar: “Averroes and Aquinas on intellect” hosted by the Commissio Leonina, La Bibliothèque du Saulchoir, Paris, February 12, 2007.

(84) “Themistius and Averroes' Mature Teachings on Intellect,” Aquinas and the Arabs Text Seminar, Marquette University, November 3, 2006.

(83) “Al-Farabi on Abstraction,“ Annual Meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, Granville, OH, October 27-29, 2006.

(82) “Averroes and Themistius” at the Fourth Midwestern Conference in Medieval Philosophy, Loyola University of Chicago, October 14, 2006.

(81) “Agent Intellect, Conjunction (ittisâl, continuatio) and Intentional Transference in Averroes’s Long Commentary on the De Anima of Aristotle,” Averroès, l’Averroïsme, l’Antiaverroïsme. XIVth Annual Symposium Société Internationale pour l'Etude de la Philosophie Médiévale (SIEPM), Genève, Suisse, 04 - 06 Octobre 2006. (competitively selected)

(80) Commentary on Presentation by Peter Adamson, University of Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy, September 22-23, 2006. (invited)

(79) “Whose Averroes?” International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 6, 2006.

(78) “Avicenna on Abstraction, the Agent Intellect and the Ontological Status of Intelligibles,” Moody Philosophy Conference on Avicenna Arabus and Latinus, April 14-15, 2006, University of California Los Angeles (invited)

(77) “Aquinas and the Arabs,” Islam Lecture Series, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Green Bay, Wisconsin. April 5, 2006. (invited)

(76) “Psychological and metaphysical principles in Averroes' mature understanding of religion and revelation,” at De usu rationis. Zum Verhältnis von Vernunft und Offenbarung im Mittelalter, Symposium des Philosophischen Seminars der Universität Hannover, Universität Hannover, Feb. 21-23, 2006. (invited)

(75) “From Athens to Baghdad to Paris: Primary and Secondary Causality,“ Sciences et philosophie. Circulation des savoirs autour de la Méditerranée (IXe-XVIe siècle), 7ème colloque international de la SIHSPAI (Société Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences et des Philosophies Islamiques), Florence, Italy, February 17, 2006.

(74) “Neoplatonic Elements in Averroes's Account of Intellect” International Society for Neoplatonic Studies at the annual meeting of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association, New York, NY, December 30, 2005.

(73) Participant in “Thematic Conversations: Medieval Arabic-Islamic Political Philosophy: Theory and Practice“ at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, Washington, DC, November 22, 2005

(72) “The Agent Intellect as 'form for us' and Averroes’s Critique of al-Fârâbî” at Ancient and Medieval Philosophy 23rd Annual Meeting, Fordham University, October 14-16, 2005.

(71) “Aquinas's Naturalized Epistemology,” with Max Herrera at the annual conference of the American Catholic Philosophical Association meeting at the University of Notre Dame, October 28-30, 2005. (competitively selected)

(70) “Society, Religion and the Sharī‘ah of the Philosopher in Averroes,” for the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, at the annual conference of the American Catholic Philosophical Association meeting at the University of Notre Dame, October 28-30, 2005. (invited)

(69) “Transcendent Intellect and the Metaphysics of Conceptualization in the Medieval Arabic Tradition,” at “THE HUMAN CONDITION. An international workshop on the roots of Western anthropology,” University of Victoria, August 26th-28th, 2005. (invited)

(68) “ Macqulat bi-l-ficl / Intelligibiles in actu” at Averroes et les averroismes juif et latin, Université Paris X-Nanterre & Institut du monde arabe, Paris, France, June 17-18, 2005. (invited)

(67) “Neoplatonism in Averroes's Teachings on Human Soul and Intellect,” Trinity College, Dublin, June 8, 2005.  (invited)

(66) “Divine Illumination and Intentional Transference in Aquinas” with Max Herrera at the Cornell Summer Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy VII, June 2-4, 2005, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

(65)  “Averroes and Aquinas on Agent Intellect” at the Fortieth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 5-8, 2005.

(64) “Ibn Rushd / Averroes on the Meanings of Religious Statements” at International Conference on Islam, Madison, Wisconsin, April 29-30, 2005.

(63) “Averroes and Aquinas on Human Intellect,” The Catholic University of America, March 9, 2005. (invited)

(62) “Averroes on Philosophy and Religion: Winning the Battles and Losing the War,” University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Medieval Studies Faculty Group, 1 PM March 4, 2005

(61) “Averroes on Abstraction,” at Symposium Graeco-Arabica, Bochum Germany, February 3-5, 2005. (invited)

(60) “Improving on Nature's Exemplar: Averroes' Completion of Aristotle's Pyschology of Intellect,” American Philosophical Association, Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, December 28, 2004, 2-5 PM, Boston.

(59) “Averroes on Agent Intellect as ‘ultimately form for us’” October 23, 2004. International Conference on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy. Lincoln Center Campus of Fordham University, New York.

(58)  “Averroes and Aquinas on Knowledge and Intellect,” Fordham University Philosophy Department, 2:00 PM, Friday, October 22, 2004. (invited)

(57) “Averroes: God and the Nobel Lie,” Midwest Conference on Medieval Philosophy II, University of Iowa, September 18, 2004.

(56) “Arab Philosophers on Intellect,” lectures at the NEH Summer Seminar “Soul and Substance in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition” organized by Robert Pasnau and Christopher Shields. In residence for lectures and seminar discussion July 19-22, 2004. (invited)

(55) “Averroes’ Aristotelian Doctrine of Intellect,” Cornell Summer Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy, June 5, 2004.

(54) “Intentionality in Ibn Bâjja (Avempace),” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 7, 2004.

(53) “Islam and Democracy” at Public Forum: Democracy, Islam and the Question of Iraq, April 5, 2004, Marquette University

(52) “Separate Material Intellect in Averroes’ Mature Philosophy,” Wisconsin Philosophical Association, Marquette University April 3, 2004.

(51) “Intentionality in Arabic Philosophy and Its Influence on the Latin Tradition,” Midwest Seminar on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Marquette University, April 4, 2003.

(50) “'That Accursed Averroes': Was the Thought of Ibn Rushd Really a Threat to the Latin West?” Lecture hosted by the Medieval Studies Program at Loyola University of Chicago, November 18, 2002. (invited)

(49) “Improving on Nature's Exemplar: Averroes's Completion of Aristotle's Psychology of Intellect,” Ancient and Medieval Commentaries: Origins, Method, and Continuity. An international Conference on the Greek, Arabic and Latin Commentary Traditions, London, June 28, 2002. (invited)

(48)  “Averroes and Kalâm,” Abbasid Studies in Philosophy and Theology  Conference, Trinity College, Cambridge University, June 22, 2002. (invited)

(47) “Commentary,” 37th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May, 2002.

(46) “Predicating Creator of the First Principle: al-Ghazali and Ibn Rushd (Averroes),” International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2002.

(45) “Averroes on Intellect,” American Catholic Philosophy Association, Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics. November 9,  2001. (invited)

(44) “Averroes and Deism,” University of Chicago Islamicate Philosophy Conference, April 27, 2001. (invited)

(43) “‘Truth Does Not Contradict Truth'“ at the 35th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May, 2000.

(42) “The Unity of Truth in Averroes,” at the Medieval Institute of the University of Notre Dame, November 17, 1999. (invited)

(41) “‘Truth does not contradict truth but rather is consistent with it and testifies to it:’ Averroes on Philosophy and Religion,” at The University of Chicago sponsored conference, “What is Islamicate Philosophy? Contemporary Issues and Future Directions,” October 29, 1999.

(40) “Latin First Averroism and its Origin,” at the 34th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May, 1999.

(39) Invited Organizer and also Chair and Commentator for the session, “The Reception of Arabic and Jewish Philosophy in the Early Thirteenth Century,” at the 1999 meeting of the Medieval Academy of America at Georgetown University, April 1999.

(38) “Averroes’ Philosophical Conception of God,” at La pensée philosophique et scientifique d'Averroès dans son temps, sponsored by the International Society for the History of Arabic and Islamic Science and Philosophy, at Cordoba, Spain, December 10-12, 1998

(37) “Cogitare and Cogitatio in Medieval Philosophical Vocabulary,” at The Elaboration of Philosophical Terminologies / Vocabularies during the Middle Ages in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the S.I.E.P.M. held at Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, September 12-14, 1998. (invited)

(36)  “Some Remarks on Averroes’s Epistemology and its Critique by Aquinas,” 33nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 8, 1998.

(35) “Intellect and Personal Knowledge and Happiness in Averroes,” at “Averroes and Averroists on Knowledge and Happiness,” New York University, April 26, 1998.  (invited)

(34) “Averroes’ Philosophical Analysis of Religious Propositions,” August 1997, What is Philosophy in the Middle Ages? The 10th International Congress of Medieval Philosophy of the S.I.E.P.M., 25-30 August 1997 in Erfurt, Germany. 

(33) “Aquinas and Averroes as Interpreters of Aristotle’s Philosophy of Mind,” 32nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 10, 1997.

(32) “Mind and Metaphysics in Averroes,” annual meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, Toronto, Canada, April 19, 1997.

(31) “‘The Future Life’ and Averroes’ Long Commentary on the De Anima of Aristotle,” at Averroes and his Influence: Remembering George Hourani, SUNY Buffalo April 12, 1996. (invited)

(30) “Mind, Cogitation and Personal Immortality in Averroes,” Boston Colloquium on Medieval Philosophy, Harvard University October 28, 1996. (invited)

(29) “The Role of Rationality in the Establishment of the Science of Metaphysics according to Averroes,” at meeting of the International Society for the History of Arabic and Islamic Science and Philosophy at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, March 28, 1996

(28) “Cogitatio in Averroes’ Commentarium Magnum in Aristotelis De Anima Libros,” 4th Symposium Averroicum Köln, Germany, September 8, 1996. (invited)

(27) “’That Accursed Averroes,’” at Supression and Unorthodoxy in the Middle Ages, University of Toronto, February 16-18, 1995. 

(26) “Remarks on the Philosophical Sources, Arguments and Influences of the Liber de causis,”  Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Section des Sciences Religieuses, Sorbonne, January 18, 1994. Also Université de Fribourg Suisse, January 21, 1994. (invited)

(25) “An Overview of Philosophical and Textual Research on the Liber de causis’” Université de Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, January 17, 1994.

(24) “The Liber de causis: Remarks on Its Philosophical Doctrines and Place in the Medieval Metaphysical Corpus,” Universita degli Studi di Pisa, January 10, 1994. Also Dewulf-Mansioncentrum, Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Belgium, January 13, 1994. (both invited)

(23) “Thomas Aquinas and the Plotiniana Arabica,” International Society for Neoplatonic Studies attached to the annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Atlanta, December 1989.

(22) “Faith and Reason, Religion and Philosophy: Four Views from Medieval Islam and Christianity,” Twenty-Fourth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 4-7 May 1989.

(21) “Aquinas' Commentary on the Liber de causis: Its Plan and Purpose,” Twenty-Third International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 5-8 May, 1988.

(20) “An Evaluation of Aquinas' Criticism of Averroes' Psychology,” Action, Value, and Society in Antiquity and in Christian, Jewish and Islamic Philosophy: Sixth Annual SSIPS/SAGP Conference, Baruch College of CUNY, 23-25 October 1987.

(19) “Thomas Aquinas on the (Neo-)Platonism of Pseudo-Dionysius,” Twenty-first International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI 8- 11 May 1986.

(18) “‘Ilm and the Requirements of Episteme,” Episteme-Scientia-‘Ilm: Scientific Knowledge in Antiquity and in Christian and Islamic Philosophy, Fourth Annual SSIPS/SAGP Conference, Baruch College of CUNY, New York, 25-27 October 1985

(17) “Pseudo-Aristotelian Metaphysics in Medieval Islam and the Christian West,” Twentieth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 9-12 May 1985.

(16) “Aquinas and the Arabs,” presented as the annual Aquinas Lecture at Notre Dame College of Ohio, Cleveland, Ohio, 30 January 1985. (invited)

(15) “The Metaphysics of Aristotle and the Theology of pseudo-Aristotle,” Conference on Aristotelianism and Islamic Philosophy, Baruch College of CUNY, New York, 26-28 October 1984.

(14) “Arabic into Latin in the Twelfth Century: Remarks Concerning the Translator of the Kalam fi mahd al-khair/Liber de causis,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 12 May 1984.

(13) “Buruqlus al-Aflatuniy, Proclus the Platonist in Islamic Thought,” Colloquium on Plato and Islamic Philosophy, Baruch College of CUNY, New York, 29 October 1983.

(12) “The One and Being in the Plotiniana Arabica,” International Society for Neoplatonic Studies at the World Congress of Philosophy, Montreal, Canada, 24 August 1983.

(11) The Kalam fi mahd al-khair (Liber de causis) in the Islamic Philosophical Milieu,” International Colloquium on Pseudo-Aristotle in the Middle Ages, the Warburg Institute of the University of London, England, 20 May 1983. (invited)

(10) “A Critical Analysis of the Structure of the Kalam fi mahd al-khair (Liber de causis),” Neoplatonism and Islamic Thought, Fifth International Congress of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies, Baruch College of CUNY, New York, NY, 13 November 1982.

(9) “God and Created Nature: Arabic Sources for Aquinas,” International Society for Neoplatonic Studies attached to the annual meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, Houston, Texas, 18 April 1982.

(8) “Remarks on the Transmission of Philosophical Texts from Greek to Arabic and Arabic to Latin,” Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, Canada, 12 February 1982.

(7) “Remarks on the Arabic and Latin Manuscripts of the Liber de causis,” Eighth St. Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies, St. Louis, Missouri, 16 October 1981

(6) “The Liber de causis: Textual and Philosophical Aporiai,” American Research Center in Egypt, Cairo, 16 January 1980.

(5) “Albertus Magnus and the Liber de causis,” American Oriental Society and the Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Science, St. Louis, 25 April 1979

(4) “St. Thomas and the Quaestiones super librum de causis of Siger of Brabant,” Thomas Aquinas International Society, attached to the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, Toronto, 21 April 1979.

(3)“Siger of Brabant and Ontological Dependency,” Mid-Atlantic States Conference on Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Villanova University, 30 September 1978.

(2)   “Entitative Composition in Siger of Brabant's Questions on the Liber de causis,” Ohio Conference on

Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Cleveland, 9 October 1977.

(1)  “St. Thomas and the Liber de causis on the Hylomorphic Composition of Separate Substances,” Mid-

Atlantic States Conference on Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Villanova University, 1 October 1977.


Recent and forthcoming conference organizing:

· 29-30 October 2015: Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ annual Fall Workshop, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City. See http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Aquinas_and_the_Arabs/Universidad_Panamericana_2015.html

· 24-26 June 2015: Annual Marquette Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, organized with Owen Goldin, on “Political and Ethical Philosophy in the Aristotelian Traditions”. See http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Midwest-Seminar/2015_Summer_Conference.html.

· 8-11 June 2015: Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions Annual Workshop, University of Denver. See http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/The_Abrahamic_Traditions/2015_Summer_Conference_Denver.html.

· 27-28 May 2015: “Necessity and Knowledge in the Middle Ages” Paris. See http://www.icp.fr/fr/Recherche/Chaires-et-Instituts/Institut-d-Etudes-Medievales/Connaissance-et-Necessite.-Necessity-and-Knowledge.-27-28-mai-2015 and http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Aquinas_and_the_Arabs/Paris_27-28_May_2015.html. Organized with Isabelle Moulin, Institut Catholique de Paris, and Katja Krause, Max Planck Instituts, Berlin.

· 18 March 2015: Philosophy in Support of Religion in the Abrahamic Traditions of the Middle Ages, Marquette University. See http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/The_Abrahamic_Traditions/Phil-Rel_Abrahamic_MA_18Mar15.html.

· 10-12 October 2014: organized two sessions of the Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ International Working Group at the American Catholic Philosophical Association, Washington, DC. See http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Aquinas_and_the_Arabs/ACPA_2014.html.

· 5-6 September 2014: Annual North American Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ Fall Workshop, University of St Thomas, Houston, TX. See http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Aquinas_and_the_Arabs/University_of_St_Thomas,_Houston,_2014.html.

· 11-13 June 2014 First International Workshop on Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. Topic: al-Farabi with three presenters Cecilia Martini Bonadeo (Padua), Philippe Vallat (Paris), TBA. This is an annual series planned to begin in Summer 2014 and continue until at least 2024. Includes video archive of workshop presentations. See http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/The_Abrahamic_Traditions/Summer_Conferences.html.

· 20-21 September 2013, Annual Fall 2013 Workshop on Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ at Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, organized by Luis López-Farjeat & Richard C. Taylor

· 10-12 July  2013, Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions, 6th Annual Summer Conference organized by Sarah Pessin, University of Denver, & Richard C. Taylor, Marquette University, in Denver, CO.

· 27-28 June 2013, A Workshop on Averroes and His Philosophy, sponsored by The Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ International Working Group, Milwaukee.

· 24-26 June 2013, Virtue, Emotion and Practical Reason in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition, 8th Annual Marquette Summer Seminar on Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition, Milwaukee. Organized with Owen Goldin & Franco Trivigno.

· 7-8 June 2013 International Conference: Thomas Aquinas and Arabic Metaphysics, Würzburg, Germany, organized with Jörn Müller & Dag Hasse.

· 3-4 June 2013 Thomas d’Aquin et ses sources arabes / Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’, Université de Paris Sorbonne, organized with J.-B. Brenet, Luis X. López-Farjeat & Isabelle Moulin

· 21-22 March 2013, Milwaukee, Leuven, Houston, Tampa, Mexico City: Online International Live Video Graduate Student Workshop, sponsored by the Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ International Working Group. See http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Workshops_2013_-/Student_Workshop_21-22_March_2013.html

· 19-20 March 2013, Milwaukee, WI, at Marquette University, “Engaging Islam and Muslims. Multidisciplinary Perspectives,” See http://www.marquette.edu/as/documents/Program-3Mar.pdf and  om/2013/04/03/engaging-islam-and-muslims/.

· 25-26 Jun 2012, Milwaukee, WI, at Marquette University, Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions. See http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/The_Abrahamic_Traditions/2012_Summer_Conference_Milwaukee.html

· 17-21 June 2012, London, UK, at Heythrop College. Conciliating Revelation and Science in the

Abrahamic Traditions, organized with Katja Krause, Kings College London, London, UK. See http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/The_Abrahamic_Traditions/London_2012_Conciliating_Conference_London_2012.html.

· 4-5 June 2012, Leuven, Belgium, at U. K. Leuven, DeWulf Mansion Centre. Translation and

Transformation in Philosophy: Albert, between Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ organized with Dr. Andrea Robiglio. See http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Translation_&_Transformation_Leuven_2012/Translation_and_Transformation_2012.html.

· 30, 31 May & 2 June, 2012, Paris. Thomas d’Aquin et ses sources arabes / Aquinas and ‘the Arabs

hosted by the Université de Paris, Sorbonne, and the Institute Catholique de Paris. See www.AquinasAndTheArabs.org and click on Research Seminar Conferences.

· October 13-15, 2011, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City. Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ in

collaboration with Prof. Luis X. López-Farjeat. Information forthcoming. See www.AquinasAndTheArabs.org and click on Research Seminar Conferences.

· May 20 & 24, 2011, Paris. Thomas d’Aquin et ses sources arabes / Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ in

collaboration with the CNRS équipe UMR 7219, SPHERE, organized with Dr. Adriano Oliva,

O.P., Commissio Leonina,  Dr. Cristina Cerami, CNRS, Dr. Ahmad Hasnawi, CNRS, and Dr. Valérie Cordonier, CNRS.   See www.AquinasAndTheArabs.org and click on Research Seminar Conferences.

· June 28-30, 2010, Milwaukee: Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition: “Science and Intellect in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition.” See http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Midwest-Seminar/2010_Summer_Aristotle_Conference.html

· June 24-25, 2010, Milwaukee: Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions. See

http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/The_Abrahamic_Traditions/2010_Summer_Conference_Milwaukee.html.

· May 20, 2010, Paris: Thomas d’Aquin et ses sources arabes / Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’, Bibliothèque du

Saulchoir, Paris. Organizer with Dr. Adriano Oliva, O.P., Commissio Leonina, Paris.  See www.AquinasAndTheArabs.org and click on Research Seminar Conferences.

· October 17-18, 2009: Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ / Thomas d’Aquin et ses sources arabes, annual

North American Fall Conference on “Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’”, Marquette University, Milwaukee.  See www.AquinasAndTheArabs.org and click on Research Seminar Conferences.

· June 22-25, 2009: Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions, annual summer conference sponsored by

the University of Denver Philosophy Department and Center for Judaic Studies and the Marquette University Philosophy Department. Organizer with Sarah Pessin (University of Denver). See academic.mu.edu/taylorr/The_Abrahamic_Traditions/2009_Summer_Conference_Denver.html

· June 16-18, 2009: “Thought and Action in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition,” Marquette Summer

Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy. Organizer with Owen Goldin and Franco Trivigno.

See academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Midwest-Seminar/2009_Summer_Aristotle_Conference.html

· March 27-28, 2009: Thomas d’Aquin et ses sources arabes / Aquinas and ‘the Arabs,’ Bibliothèque du

Saulchoir, Paris. Organizer with Dr. Adriano Oliva, O.P., Commissio Leonina, Paris.

See www.AquinasAndTheArabs.org and click on Research Seminar Conferences.

· October 11-12, 2008: Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’: A Research Seminar Conference on the Role of Arabic

Philosophy in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas in his Commentary on the Sentences, Marquette

University, Departments of Philosophy and Theology. Organizer. See www.AquinasAndTheArabs.org and click on Research Seminar Conferences.

· June 20-21, 2008:  Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions, sponsored by the Marquette University

Philosophy Department. Organizer. See academic.mu.edu/taylorr/The_Abrahamic_Traditions/2008_Summer_Conference.html

· June 17-19, 2008: “Nature and Life in Aristotle and Aristotelian Thought,” Marquette Summer Seminar

in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy. Organizer with Owen Goldin. See academic.mu.edu/taylorr/The_Abrahamic_Traditions/2008_Summer_Conference.html

· April 2, 2008: “Exploring the Abrahamic Heritage: An Undergraduate Conference.” Organized with

Irfan Omar and Owen Goldin.

Other earlier conference organizing available upon request.


Teaching

Recent Special Undergraduate Courses:

· Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, Mexico (Fall 2011): “Thomas Aquinas and the Arabic

  Philosophical Tradition” (Undergraduate & Graduate) See http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Aquinas_and_the_Arabic_Philosophical_Tradition_UP_Fall_2011/Course_Description_%26_Requirements.html

· Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (Spring 2011): “An Introduction to Arabic / Islamic

  Philosophy.” See academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Arabic_&_Islamic_Philosophy_KUL_Spring_2011/Welcome.html

· Theology 4390 Introduction to Islamic Studies, (Spring 2010) team taught as (unpaid) academic overload with Dr Irfan Omar (Theology) and Dr Phillip Naylor.

· Theology 164: Islamic Theological and Philosophical Thought (Spring 2007) with Dr Irfan Omar,

  Theology Department, Marquette University

· Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, Mexico (Fall 2004): “Averroes on Intellect: Sources, Doctrines and Influence”. Intensive course with two hours of lectures

· ARSC 100: “Understanding Islam and Islamic Thought” (Fall 2002). Two sections of this special post-911 course.


Recent Special Graduate Courses:

- Fall 2014: “Aquinas: The Nature and Attainment of Happiness,” a bi-located hybrid internet course at Marquette University and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Lead teacher with Prof. Andrea Robiglio of KUL. . Website: http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Aquinas_Fall_2014/Welcome.html.

· Fall 2013: “Aquinas: Metaphysics,” a bi-located hybrid internet graduate course at Marquette University and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Lead teacher with Prof. Andrea Robiglio of KUL.  This course has auditors from Malaysia, Turkey, Germany, Mexico, Canada and elsewhere. Course website with syllabus, links to video lectures and more available at: http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Aquinas_Fall_2013_MU_KUL/Course_Description.html.

· Fall 2012: “Aquinas: Soul & Intellect,” a tri-located hybrid internet course at Marquette University (6

  students), at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (17 students) and at the Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City (8 students). Lead teacher with Prof. Andrea Robiglio at KUL and Prof. Luis López-Farjeat at UP. Course website with syllabus, links to video lectures and more available at: http://epublications.marquette.edu/phil_fac/267/. Click on “Link to Full Text.”

See the special report on this course in The Leuven Philosophy Newsletter, v. 19, 2011-12, pp. 30-31, at http://hiw.kuleuven.be/eng/alumni/newslet19.

· Fall 2011: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, “Aquinas and the Arabic Philosophical Tradition

  on ‘Creation’” team-taught via internet with Prof. Andrea Robiglio, KUL.

  See http://web.me.com/mistertea/Aquinas_and_the_Arabic_Philosophical_Tradition_on_Creation/Introductory_Description.html   (Video lectures under revision.)


Undergraduate Courses Taught

Phil 050: Philosophy of Human Nature (Introduction to Philosophy) (multiple times)

Phil 102: Metaphysics (multiple times)

Phil 103: Philosophy of God (multiple times)

Phil 104: Theory of Ethics (multiple times) http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Theory_of_Ethics/Welcome.html

Phil 112: Ancient Philosophy (multiple times) http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Ancient_Philosophy_2014/Syllabus_part_1_of_2.html

Phil 113: Early Medieval Philosophy (multiple times)

Phil 173: Philosophy of Religion (multiple times)

Phil 190: Special Questions in Philosophy, “Philosophy and Religion in Conflict: Reason and Revelation in Islam and Christianity”

Phil 190: Special Questions in Philosophy, “Knowing the Unknowable God”

Phil 196: Undergraduate Seminar, “Islamic Philosophy


Scheduled Spring 2014:

Philosophy 2013: Theory of Ethics. See http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Theory_of_Ethics/Welcome.html.

Philosophy 3610: Ancient Philosophy. See http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Ancient_Philosophy_2014/Syllabus_part_1_of_2.html


Graduate Courses Taught:

Phil 202: Aristotle (multiple times) http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Aristotle_Fall_2006/Course_Syllabus.html

Phil 214: Medieval Islamic Thought (multiple times) http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Medieval_Islamic_Philosophy/Welcome.html

Phil 217: St. Thomas Aquinas (multiple times) http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Aquinas_2010/Welcome.html

Phil 301: Graduate Seminar, “Philosophical Psychology in the Middle Ages”

Phil 301: Graduate Seminar, “Essence and Existence in the Middle Ages”

Phil 301: Graduate Seminar, “Philosophy of Mind in Aristotle and the Medieval Tradition”

Phil 301: Graduate Seminar, “Philosophy and Religion in the Middle Ages”

Phil 301: Graduate Seminar, “Averroes” http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Averroes_Seminar/Welcome.html

Special Graduate Course: “Averroes on Intellect: Sources, Doctrine, Influence” at the

Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, Mexico, November 8-19, 2004.  http://academic.mu.edu/taylorr/Aquinas_and_the_Arabic_Philosophical_Tradition_UP_Fall_2011/Course_Description_%26_Requirements.html


Committees and University Service

University:

· Organizing committee member and event master of ceremonies, “Teaching about Islam: Pedagogical Resources and Perspectives,” March 19, 2009.

· Core Curriculum Review Committee member, Fall 2008 - present

· Faculty “Prestigious Scholarships” representative for the Jack Kent Cook Scholarship, 2007 - present

· University Board of Graduate Studies, 2005-6

· Team member of the “Shared Futures: Global Learning and Social Responsibility at Marquette University” Project directed by Dr Christine Krueger and Dr David Buckholdt, 2006.

· Other committees in the past: Board of Graduate Studies, Provost Search Committee,  Core Curriculum Committee, et alia.


Other:

Ad Hoc Committee for Middle East and North African Studies at Marquette to further development of MENA programs at Marquette University. Senior member. Successes: Arabic now taught at Marquette;  some course developments; Undergraduate International Studies & Foreign Language Program (USIFL) Grant Marquette University 2010-12,  Middle East and North African Studies ($141,000).


Department:

Professional Development and Publications Committee, chair 2005-07

Latin philosophy reading groups, almost annually for the last 15+ years - 2010

Arabic philosophy reading group, 2005-2010

French Language Committee, 1982-1984, 1994-1996, 2005-6, 2009

Graduate Committee, 1983-1985, 1993-1995, 1998-2002

Undergraduate Committee, 2002-4

Colloquium Coordinator, 1983-1985

Executive Committee, 1985-1987

Latin Language Committee. 1987-1989, 1991-1993, 1997-1999

Undergraduate Committee, 1990-1992, 2002-present

Greek Language Committee, 1998-1999

Director of Graduate Studies in Philosophy, 1998-2002

Ph.D. Examining Committee, 2002-3

Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination Committee, 2004 - Present

Douglas Broehl, Hye-Kyung Kim, Chad Meister, John Rosheger, Elizabeth Gatti, Gregory Schulz, Jacob Held, Eric Manchester, John Simmons

Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination Chair

Elizabeth Gatti, Todd Inman, Eric Richardson

Ph.D. Dissertation Committee Member:

Don Asselin (1987), James Petrik (1990), Steven Long (1995), Mary Jo Klein (1996), Bradley Seidel (1996), Beverly Hinton (1997), Hye-Kyung Kim (2000), John Laumakis (2001), Chad Meister (2002), Michael Dougherty (2003), John Simmons (2004), Francisco Romero (2009)

Ph.D. Dissertation Director

John Rosheger,  Is God a “What”?: Aquinas, Neoplatonism, and the Divine Essence.  (2000)

Max Herrera, Arab Influences in Aquinas’s Doctrine of Intelligible Species (2010)

Traci Phillipson, in progress

Nathan Blackerby, in progress

Junior faculty mentoring in teaching Spring, Summer, Fall 2006.


External Dissertation Committees, Examining Boards or External Advisor:

Katja Krause, King’s College London, 2011-14

Joseph Steineger, University of Chicago 2010-14

Andrew LaZella, DePaul University 2009

Peter Adamson, University of Notre Dame 2000


Professional:

Director of the Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ Project.

Founder and organizer (with Prof. David Twetten), The Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ International Working Group: www.AquinasAndTheArabs.org.

Conference & Research Seminar Organization:

· Co-organizer with Katja Krause, M.A, Conciliating Revelation and Science in the Abrahamic Traditions, Heythrop College, London, UK, 17-21 June 2012. Sponsored by Heythrop College, the Konrad-Andenaur-Foundation, and the Nicolas of Cusa Institute.

· Co-organizer (with Prof. Owen Goldin), Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy 2000-

· Annual conferences 2008 - Aquinas and the Arabs / Thomas d’Aquin et ses sources arabes in Fall (Milwaukee, Marquette University, co-organizer with Prof. David Twetten) and Spring (Paris, Bibliothèque du Saulchoir, co-organizer with Dr. Adriano Oliva, O.P., Commissio Leonina).

· Organizer, Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions, June 20-21, 2008, at Marquette University; co-organizer (with Prof. Sarah Pessin), Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions, University of Denver, June 22 - 25, 2009..

· Co-organizer (with Prof. Irfan Omar), Exploring the Abrahamic Heritage: An Undergraduate Conference, Marquette University, April 2, 2008.

· Co-organizer (with Prof. Irfan Omar), The Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Heritage: Philosophical and Theological Explorations in the Abrahamic Traditions, Feb. 28 - March 2, 2007, Marquette University.

· Organizer of two sessions on Abstraction and Epistemology in Medieval Philosophy at the October 2006 meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association at Denison University, Granville, OH..

· Organizer, 2 sessions of 3 papers each on Islamic Philosophy and/or Medieval Latin Philosophy annually at International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2004-2007.

· Organizer of the 3rd Midwestern Conference on Medieval Philosophy, Marquette University, September 16-17, 2005.

· Organizer of the Midwest Seminar on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy sessions (2) at the International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2001-2003.

· Chaired American Philosophical Association, Central Division Conference Colloquium on Metaphysics and Philosophy of Language, April 23, 2000


Evaluator:

Viator 2013

American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 2013

Dhofar University, promotion evaluation, 2012

Springer publishers, 2012

Confidential evaluator for the Philosophy Dept., Universität Freiburg, Freiburg im Br., Germany, 2011

Union Académique Internationale, 2011

Dutch Council for the Humanities, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, 2011

American University of Beirut, research proposal, 2011

al-Qantara (Madrid), 2011

Philosophy East and West, 2011

Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique de Belgique, 2010, 2012

Topicos, 2010, 2011

Swiss National Science Foundation, 2008, 2009

Oxford University Press 2006, 2009

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2007

Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ, 2007

Journal of Islamic Philosophy, 2006.

Hackett Publishers 2003, 2006

Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 2005

Journal of the American Oriental Society 2005.

Journal of the History of Philosophy 2005.

Journal of Philosophical Research, 2001

Blackwell’s 2000

Medieval Philosophy and Theology 1999

Norton & Co. 1997

International Journal of Middle East Studies, 1997

University of Notre Dame Press 1996

E.J.Brill Publishers 1993

Ancient Philosophy 1993, 1997

Medieval Studies 1993, 1997 

Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Washington, D.C. 1992-1998

Philosophy/Theology 1992, 1999, 2000

National Endowment for the Humanities, 1984, 1988, 1996, 1997

Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, Canada, 1982, 1984


Editorial Boards:

Mediterranea. International Journal on Transfer of Knowledge 2015- (Advisory Board)

Revista Española de Filosofía Medievale (Zaragoza), 2014-(Consejo Asesor)

Anales del Seminario de Historia de la Filosofia (Madrid), 2004 - (present) (Consejo Asesor)

Medieval Texts and Studies Series, Fordham University Press, 2006 - 2012

History of Philosophy Quarterly, Board of Editorial Consultants, 2008 - 2011 (Editor 2012 -)

Journal of Islamic Research / Islâmî Arastirmalar (Ankara, Turkey), Advisory Board Member, 2010-

Journal of Islamic Philosophy, 2006 - (present)

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, “Arabic and Islamic Philosophy” subeditor, Arabic/Islamic philosophy, 2005- (present)

Studia graeco-arabica (Universitá di Pisa), 2010-(present)

Tópicos (Mexico City), 2009-(present)


Membership in Professional Societies:

International Society for Neoplatonic Studies 1976-2004

American Catholic Philosophical Association, 1997- (president 2011-12)

Société Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences et de la Philosophie Arabes et Islamiques, 1990-

Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Science (SSIPS) 1977-

Société Internationale pour l'Etude de la Philosophie Médiévale 1981-
Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy 1981- (president 2012-13)
Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy 1983-
Associate Member, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Chicago, 1984-2000
American Philosophical Association (for many years and current)

Some academic honors, awards, grants

· Research Grant ($10,500) awarded 9 December 2014 by the Earhart Foundation for research on Aquinas and the Arabic Philosophical Tradition: The Commentary on the Sentences, Selected Translations with Commentary, vol.1, 'God', and vol.2, 'Creation'. Contract with Cambridge University Press. With R. E. Houser and L. X. López-Farjeat. Manuscript submission: August 2015.

· Fellowship (course reduction Spring 2013) from The Center for Teaching and Learning, Marquette University, for the development of techniques for global learning and teaching and local in-class technology for teaching.

· Grant ($7130) from MU College of Arts and Sciences for Spring Conference “Engaging Islam” with Profs. Omar, Naylor & Caincar. December 2012 for Spring 2013 conference.

· Elected vice-president of the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy for 2011-12 and president 2013-14.

· Elected Executive Committee member of Société Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences et de la Philosophie Arabes et Islamiques (S.I.H.S.P.A.I.) 2010-

· Senior Research Fellowship (Twelve Months), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Higher Institute of Philosophy, De Wulf - Mansion Centre, Leuven, Belgium, 2010-11.

· Undergraduate International Studies & Foreign Language Program (USIFL) Grant Marquette University, 2010-12, Middle East and North African Studies ($141,000). Team Member.

· Elected vice-president/president (2010-11) and president (2011-12), American Catholic Philosophical Association

· National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, “Cultural Hybridities: Christians, Muslims & Jews in the Medieval Mediterranean,” July 4 - July 31, 2010, Barcelona, Spain: fellowship participant.

· J. William Fulbright Fellowship 2010-11 at the Thomas Institut, Universität zu Köln, Germany. (Award granted but declined due to family health issues).

· Marquette University Graduate School Faculty Development Travel Award ($700) February 2010, 2011.

· Mellon Grant for undergraduate course development, “Introduction to Islamic Studies” ($10,250) 2009-10 (with Drs. Irfan Omar and Phillip C. Naylor).

· Simmons Religious Commitment Fund ($1200) 2009-10 (with Dr. David B. Twetten)

· Marquette University, Klingler College of Arts & Science Travel Award ($500) April 2009.

· Marquette University Graduate School Faculty Development Travel Award ($700) February 2009.

· Marquette University Summer Faculty Fellowship ($5500) 2008.

· Marquette University Curriculum Enhancement Grant ($3000) for 2007-8 from the Office of Diversity for the development of an undergraduate course in Islamic Philosophical Thought covering topics from the medieval period up to present day social issues.

· Marquette University Mellon Grant ($4700) for a Spring 2008 undergraduate student conference entitled, “Exploring the Abrahamic Heritage: A One-Day Undergraduate Conference on the Importance of Philosophical and Theological Developments in Medieval Islam, Christianity and Judaism."

· Marquette University Diversity Fund Grant ($2500) 2006-7 for visiting speakers related to work in Islamic theological and philosophical thought and the course Theology 164 taught in Spring 2007 (with Prof. Irfan Omar).

· Marquette University Edward D. Simmons Religious Commitment Fund Grant ($2500) 2006-7 for Conference“The Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Heritage: Philosophical and Theological Explorations in the Abrahamic Traditions” (with Prof. David Twetten).

· Wade Chair Fund grant ($3000) for the visit of Rev. Thomas Michel, S.J., for inter religious understanding events, February 26 - March 4, 2007.

· Helen Bader Foundation Grant ($2600) 2006-7 in support of the Conference “The Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Heritage: Philosophical and Theological Explorations in the Abrahamic Traditions.”

· Multiple grants for travel from the Office of the Graduate Dean and from the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

· Multiple grants from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Office and Mellon Fund for “The Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy” at Marquette University 2000-2011. With Owen Goldin.

· Special Grant from the Office of the Provost ($5000) with Prof. Irfan Omar, Theology Department, for the development of an undergraduate course on Islamic theology and philosophy. 2005-6.

· Mellon Grant ($2500) for course development of a special post-9-11 course entitled, “Understanding Islam and Islamic Thought” Summer 2002.

· Marquette University Diversity Fund Grant for April 18, 2001, Program “Islam and Christianity: The Middle Ages and Today” Primary Organizer (with Robert Ashmore and John Schmitt).

· Grants for Summer 2000 research RA and equipment from the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, the Dean of the Graduate School and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

· Grant from the Marquette University Christian Commitment Fund for participation in The 10th International Congress of Medieval Philosophy of the S.I.E.P.M., 25-30 August 1997 in Erfurt, Germany.

· Grants from German Academic Foundation and from the Marquette Graduate School’s Faculty Development Fund for participation in IVth Symposium Averroicum in Cologne, September 1996.

· Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin, 1989-90.

· National Endowment for the Humanities Research Grant, 1988-90.

· Co-author (with Dr. S. Harrison) of a successful application for funds from the Marquette University Christian Commitment Fund for a Department of Philosophy Colloquium on “The Nature of Religious Belief” held in Fall 1984. Also co-ordinator of conference with Dr. Harrison and co-editor of the papers published resulting.

· Co-author (with Dr. W. Starr) of a successful application to the Franklin B. Matchette Foundation for supplementary funds for a Department of Philosophy Colloquium on "Contemporary Ethical Thought and the History of Moral Philosophy,” held in Fall 1985. Also Conference Co-ordinator with Dr Starr and co-editor of the papers published resulting.

· National Endowment for the Humanities Travel Grant, 1984-85.

· American Council of Learned Societies Grant-in-Aid, 1982-83.

· American Council of Learned Societies Travel Grant, 1982-83.

· Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship (October-November 1981) at the Vatican Film Library, St. Louis University, St. Louis.

· Research Associateship, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, Canada, 1981-82.

· Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC) Research Materials Funding Grant, 1981-82.

· Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC) Postdoctoral Fellowship 1981-82.

· SSHRCC Doctoral Fellowships, 1979-81.

· American Research Center in Egypt and Smithsonian Inst. Research Fellowship in Cairo, 1979-80.

· Canada Council Doctoral Fellowships, 1977-79.

· New York University Department of Near Eastern Studies Scholarship, 1973.



Professional References (in alphabetical order):


Dr. Bernardo Carlos Bazán (retired)

University of Ottawa,

former member of the Commissio Leonina

Member of the Royal Society of Canada

8 Birch Avenue, Ottawa (ON) Canada K1K 3G6

Email: bcbazan@gmail.com


Prof. Deborah L. Black

Professor of Philosophy and Medieval Studies

Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto

170 St. George St., Rm. 400

Toronto, ON M5R 2M8 Canada

Office: 215 Huron St., Rm. 914a

Toronto, ON

Tel. 416-946-5983; fax: 416-978-8703

deborah.black@utoronto.ca


Prof. Charles Butterworth (retired)

1149 Tydings Hall

Department of Government and Politics

University of Maryland at College Park

College Park, MD 20742 Tel. (301) 405-4110

Email: cebworth@gvpt.umd.edu


Prof. Thérèse-Anne Druart

Ordinary Professor

The Catholic University of America

School of Philosophy

Washington, D.C. 20064

Tel. (202) 319-6653  Email: druart@cua.edu


Prof. Kent Emery

Professor, Program of Liberal Studies and the Medieval Institute, Medieval Institute

715 Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame Indiana 46556-5629

Tel: (574) 631-6603

Email: Kent.Emery.1@nd.edu


Prof. R. E. Houser

Center for Thomistic Studies

University of St. Thomas

3800 Montrose Blvd

Houston, TX 77006-4625

Tel: 713-525-3596  Email: houser@stthom.edu


Prof. Jon McGinnis

Department of Philosophy

University of Missouri - St. Louis

550 Lucas Hall

One University Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63121-4400

Tel: (314) 516-5439

email: mcginnis@umsl.edu


Dr. Adriano Oliva, O.P.

President, Commissio Leonina

20 rue de Tanneries

F 75013  Paris

Tel. +33 (0)1 44 086 606

Fax +33 (0)1 44 086 609

email: aoliva@commisio-leonina.org


Prof. Timothy B. Noone

Ordinary Professor

Director of the Scotus Project

The Catholic University of America

School of Philosophy

Washington, D.C. 20064  Tel: (202) 319-6646

Email: noonet@cua.edu


Prof. Nicholas Rescher

Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy

University of Pittsburgh

1012 Cathedral of Learning

Pittsburgh PA 15260

Preferred email: rescher@verizon.net


Prof. Mary Catherine Sommers

Chair of Philosophy &

Director of the Center for Thomistic Studies

University of St Thomas

3800 Montrose

Houston, TX 77006-4626

Tel, (713) 525-3591

Email: sommers@stthom.edu


Teaching Reference:

Prof. Michael Wreen

Professor of Philosophy

Marquette University

P.O. Box 1881

Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

Tel. (414) 288-5613

email: Michael.Wreen@Marquette.edu