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Stephen L. Brock

Professor of Medieval Philosophy


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PERSONAL INFORMATION


Born 26 April 1957, Watseka, Illinois USA

Priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei, ordained in Rome, 14 June 1992

B.A. (Philosophy), University of Chicago
M.S.L. (Sectione Philosophica), Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto
Ph.D., Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
Ph.D., Philosophy, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome

Professor of Medieval Philosophy, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome
Member of the Scientific Board of Acta Philosophica
Member of the Advisory Board of Nova et Vetera, English Edition
Member of the Board of Editorial Consultants of The American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly



CHIEF PUBLICATIONS

Monographs

The Philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas. A Sketch,
Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2015.  ISBN: 9781625646637.
Available from the publisher (link above) in softcover and epub versions; Amazon has a kindle version
Here is an excerpt from the book, used with Permission of Wipf and Stock Publishers. 

Action & Conduct: Thomas Aquinas and the Theory of Action
, Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1998 (excerpt).
(Spanish: Acción y conducta. Tomás de Aquino y la teoría de la acción, Barcelona: Herder, 2000.)
(Italian: Azione e Condotta. Tommaso d’Aquino e la teoria dell’azione, Roma: EDUSC, 2002.)

The Legal Character of Natural Law according to St Thomas Aquinas, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Toronto, 1988.


Collection of essays

El alma, la persona y el bien. Estudios ético-antropológicos desde la metafísica de Tomás de Aquino, Prólogo de Russell Hittinger, Bogotá: San Pablo 2014.  ISBN 9789587681932.


Editions

Aa.Vv., Tommaso d’Aquino e l’oggetto della metafisica, Rome: Armando, 2004.

Ralph M. McInerny, L'analogia in Tommaso d'Aquino, translation by Fulvio di Blasi, Rome: Armando, 1999.  (Original: Aquinas and Analogy, Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 1996.)

Aa.Vv., L’attualità di Aristotele, Rome: Armando, 2000.


Articles

"Practical Truth and Its First Principles in the Theory of Grisez, Boyle, and Finnis," The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, 15.2 (Summer 2015): 303-329.

“How Many Acts of Being Can a Substance Have? An Aristotelian Approach to Aquinas’s Real Distinction,” International Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 54, no. 3 (September 2014): 317-331.

"Sulla causalità della preghiera di petizione: C.S. Lewis, Peter Geach e Tommaso d'Aquino," Acta Philosophica, v. 23, fasc. 1 (2014): 79-88.

"Metafísica y ética: la reapertura de la cuestión de la ontología del bien," Ius. Revista de Investigación de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Católica Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo, Año 3, Número 5 (Mayo-Agosto 2013), online — view pdf here.

"Intentional Being, Natural Being, and the First-Person Perspective in Thomas Aquinas," The Thomist, 77.1 ( 2013): 103-133.

¿Puede el ateísmo ser racional? Una lectura de Tomás de Aquino,” Revista de Filosofía Ὁδός, Año 2, Volumen 2, Número 3 (enero-junio 2013): 73-99.

"Will, Weakness of," in New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-13: Ethics and Philosophy, ed. Robert L. Fastiggi, 4 vols., Detroit: Gale, 2013, vol. 4, 1643-1646.

"Will," in New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-13: Ethics and Philosophy, ed. Robert L. Fastiggi, 4 vols., Detroit: Gale, 2013, vol. 4, 1642-1643.

"Tomás de Aquino," in Philosophica: Enciclopedia filosófica on line, ed. Francisco Fernández Labastida & Juan Andrés Mercado, 2013.

"La inclinación natural y la inteligibilidad del bien en la ley natural tomística," De-liberación, 6 (enero-diciembre 2012): 201-226.

"Spirituality and Hylemorphism," in The Thomistic Legacy in Blessed John Paul II and His Refounding of the Pontifical Academy of St Thomas Aquinas (Doctor Communis 2013, fasc. 1-2), Vatican City: Pontificia Academia Sancti Thomae Aquinatis, 2013, 340-345.

"On the Causality of Petitionary Prayer: C. S. Lewis, Peter Geach, and Thomas Aquinas," Living Faith, 12.2 (December 2012): 11-22.

"Quanti atti di essere ha una sostanza? Un approccio alla distinzione reale," in Sapienza e libertà. Studi in onore del Prof. Lluís Clavell, ed. Miguel Pérez de Laborda, Edusc, Roma 2012, 57-70.

"The Causality of the Unmoved Mover in Thomas Aquinas’s Commentary on Metaphysics XII," Nova et Vetera, English Edition, vol. 10, no. 3 (2012): 805–832.

"The Diagonal and the Cross: Faith as a Source of Wonder," Nova et Vetera, English Edition, vol. 10, no. 3 (2012): 715-730.

"Espiritualidad e hilemorfismo," Civilizar. Ciencias Sociales y Humanas, XII.23 (julio-diciembre 2012): 125-131.

"Autonomía y jerarquía de las ciencias en Tomás de Aquino. La dificultad de la sabiduría," in En la era de la cienciometría... Una antropología de la investigación científica, ed. Liliana B. Irizar, Medellin: Editorial Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, 2012, 89-125.

"The Distinctiveness of the Natural Inclinations Proper to Man in Summa theologiae 1-2.94.2," in The Truth About God, and its Relevance for a Good Life in Society (Doctor Communis 2012, fasc. 1-2), Vatican City: Pontificia Academia Sancti Thomae Aquinatis, 2012, 36-53.

"La condición física del alma espiritual en Tomás de Aquino," Studium. Filosofía y Teología, XIV.28 (2011): 393-424.

La causalità del motore immobile nel commento di Tommaso d’Aquino a Metafisica XII,” Humanitas, 66 (2011/4): 644-666.

"Natural Law, the Understanding of Principles, and Universal Good," Nova et Vetera, English Edition, vol. 9, no. 3 (2011): 671-706.

"The Primacy of the Common Good and the Foundations of Natural Law in St. Thomas," in Ressourcement Thomism, ed. Reinhard Hütter and Matthew Levering, Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2010, 234-255.

"Metafisica ed etica: la riapertura della questione dell'ontologia del bene," Acta Philosophica, v. 19, fasc. 1 (2010): 37-58.

"La diagonale e la Croce: la meraviglia all'interno della fede," Annales Theologici, v. 23, fasc. 2 (2009): 389-402.

"Realistic Practical Truth," in The 'Praeambula Fidei' and the New Apologetics, Proceedings of the VIII Plenary Session of the Pontifical Academy of St Thomas Aquinas (Doctor Communis 2008, fasc. 1-2), Vatican City: Pontificia Academia Sancti Thomae Aquinatis, 2008, 62-75.

"Veritatis Splendor §78, St. Thomas, and (Not Merely) Physical Objects of Moral Acts," Nova et Vetera, English Edition, vol. 6, no. 1 (2008): 1-62.

“Thomas Aquinas and ‘What Actually Exists,’”  in Wisdom’s Apprentice: Thomistic Essays in Honor of Lawrence Dewan, O.P., ed.  Peter A. Kwasniewski, Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2007, 13-39.

Harmonizing Plato and Aristotle on Esse: Thomas Aquinas and the De hebdomadibus,” Nova et Vetera, English Edition, vol. 5, no. 3 (2007): 465–494.

“On Whether Aquinas’s Ipsum Esse is ‘Platonism,’” The Review of Metaphysics, 60 (December 2006): 269-303.

“G.E.M. Anscombe and Thomas Aquinas on Necessity and Contradiction in Temporal Events,” in Analytical Thomism: Traditions in Dialogue, ed. Craig Paterson & Matthew S. Pugh, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006, 283-302.

Natural Inclination and the Intelligibility of the Good in Thomistic Natural Law,” Vera Lex, VI.1-2 (Winter 2005): 57-78.  (Reprinted, in abridged form, in The Natural Law Reader, ed. J. A. Laing & R. Wilcox, Malden-Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2014, 323-328.)

“Is Uniqueness at the Root of Personal Dignity? John Crosby and Thomas Aquinas,” The Thomist, 69.2 (2005): 173-201.

The Physical Status of the Spiritual Soul in Thomas Aquinas,” Nova et Vetera, English Edition, vol. 3, no. 2 (2005): 305-332.

È l’unicità della persona il fondamento metafisico della sua dignità?,” in L'umanesimo cristiano nel III millennio: la prospettiva di Tommaso d'Aquino, Vatican City: Pontificia Academia Sancti Thomae Aquinatis, 2004, vol. II, 204-216.

La ‘conciliazione’ di Platone e Aristotele nel commento di Tommaso d’Aquino al De hebdomadibus,” Acta Philosophica, v. 14, fasc. 1 (2005): 11-34.

“L’ipsum esse è ‘platonismo’?,” in Tommaso d’Aquino e l’oggetto della metafisica, ed. S.L. Brock, Rome: Armando, 2004, 193-220.

Tommaso d’Aquino e lo statuto fisico dell’anima spirituale,” in Annuario di Filosofia, a cura di V. Possenti, Milano: Mondadori, 2004, 67-87 & 323-326.

Causality and Necessity in Thomas Aquinas,” Quaestio, 2 (2002): 217-240.

Can Atheism be Rational? A Reading of Thomas Aquinas,” Acta Philosophica, v. 11, fasc. 2 (2002): 215-238.

“St Thomas and the Eucharistic Conversion,” The Thomist, 65.4 (October 2001): 529-565.

What is the Use of Usus in Aquinas’ Psychology of Action?,” in Moral and Political Philosophies in the Middle Ages, edited by B. Bazán, E. Andújar, L. Sbrocchi, vol. II, Ottawa: Legas, 1995, 654-64.

L’obbligo per legge, il governo e il bene comune: considerazioni metafisiche in Tommaso d’Aquino,” Con-tratto: rivista di filosofia tomista e filosofia contemporanea, III, 1-2 (1994): 7-30.

Autonomia e gerarchia delle scienze in Tommaso d’Aquino: la difficoltà della sapienza,” in Unità e autonomia del sapere. Il dibattito del XIII secolo, ed. R. Martínez, Roma: A. Armando Editore, 1994, 71-95.

The ratio omnipotentiae in Aquinas,” Acta Philosophica, v. 2, fasc. 1 (1993): 17-42.

Ars imitatur naturam: un aspecto descuidado de la doctrina de la ley natural en Sto. Tomás,” in El Hombre. Transcendencia y imanencia, vol. I, Pamplona: Universidad de Navarra, 1991, 383-395.


Book Reviews


Paul Weingartner, God’s Existence. Can it be Proven? A Logical Commentary on the Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas, in The Review of Metaphysics, vol. LXV, no. 3 (March 2012): 693-695.

Steven J. Jensen, Good and Evil Actions. A Journey through Saint Thomas Aquinas, in Acta Philosophica, vol. 20, fasc. 1 (2011): 198-200.

G.E.M. Anscombe, Faith in a Hard Ground. Essays on Religion, Philosophy and Ethics, in Acta Philosophica, vol. 20, fasc. 1 (2011): 191-194.

Lawrence Dewan, O.P., Wisdom, Law and Virtue, in The Thomist, 73.3 (July 2009): 497-501.

Robert Sokolowski, Christian Faith and Human Understanding. Studies on the Eucharist, Trinity, and the Human Person, in Acta Philosophica, vol. 17, fasc. 2 (2008): 386-389.

Lawrence Dewan, O.P., Form and Being. Studies in Thomistic Metaphysics, in Acta Philosophica, vol. 17, fasc. 1 (2008): 189-192.  (available in Spanish here)

Martin Rhonheimer, Natural Law and Practical Reason, in The Thomist, 66.2 (April 2002): 311-315.

John Wippel, The Metaphysical Thought of Thomas Aquinas, in Acta Philosophica, vol. 11, fasc. 1 (2002): 185-188.

John Finnis, Aquinas: Social, Political and Legal Theory, in Ethics, 111/2 (January 2001): 409-411.

Rudi A. te Velde, Participation and Substantiality in Thomas Aquinas, in Acta Philosophica, vol. 8, fasc. 1 (1999): 178-184.

Ralph McInerny, Aquinas and Analogy, in Acta Philosophica, vol. 7, fasc.1 (1998): 181-185.

Anthony Kenny, Aquinas on Mind, in Acta Philosophica, vol. 4, fasc. 1 (1995): 143-148.

Aa.Vv., The Past and the Present. Problems of Understanding, in Acta Philosophica, vol. 3, fasc. 2 (1994): 377-378.

Angelo Campodonico, Salvezza e verità. Saggio su Agostino, in Annales Theologici, vol. 6, fasc. 2 (1992): 482-485.




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