|Dr. Thomas M. Osborne Jr.|
Center for Thomistic Studies
- 2001-2002 Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
Licentiate in Mediaeval Studies, 2002
Thesis: “William of Ockham as a Divine Command Theorist.”
- 1996-2001 Duke University
PhD, Philosophy, 2001
Dissertation: “The Natural Love of God over Self: The Role of Self-Interest in Thirteenth-Century Ethics.”
Advisor: Edward P. Mahoney
- 1994-1995 Boston College
M.A., Philosophy, 1995
- 1990-1994 The Catholic University of America
B.A., Philosophy, summa cum laude, 1994
- Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, 2003-2009
- Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Nevada – Las Vegas, 2002-2003
- Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Gilson Fellow, 2001-2002
- Post-doctoral research on medieval ethics. Participated in weekly interdisciplinary seminars.
- Duke University, Instructor in Philosophy, 1999-2001
- “Thomas and Scotus on Prudence without All the Major Virtues: IMperfect or Merely Partial?” The Thomist 74 (2010): 1-24.
- “Unbelief and Sin in Thomas Aquinas and the Thomistic Tradition.” Nova et Vetera, English Edition 8 (2010): 613-626.
- “The Concept as a Formal Sign.” Semiotica 179 (2010): 1-21.
- Recent Lectures & Papers:
“Thomas, Scotus, and Ockham on Practical Reason.” Forschungskolloquium. Thomas-Institut, Universitaet zu Koeln. May 2010.
- “Thomas, Scotus, and Ockham on the Object of Hope.” Invited Talk. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. May 2010.
Graduate: Theories of Action; Analogy in Aquinas; Essence and Existence in Thomas Aquinas and His Commentators; Contemporary Thomisms: Finnis, MacIntyre, Pinckaers; Scotus and Ockham; Causation: Contemporary Theories.
Undergraduate: Philosophy of Law: Tradition of Natural Law; Philosophy of Religion; Contemporary Logic; Ancient Philosophy; Medieval Philosophy; Modern Philosophy; Philosophy of the Human Person; Ethics; Critical Thinking; Introduction to Philosophy: Metaphysics and Epistemology.
- Medieval and Late Scholastic Philosophy
- Human Action