Dr. John Knasas Department of Philosophy
Center for Thomistic Studies
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1975
M.A., University of Toronto, 1972
B.A., Boston College, 1970
1983-present Professor University of St. Thomas Department of Philosophy and Center for Thomistic Studies Houston, TX
Fall, 1993 Acting Philosophy Chair and Director of Thomistic Center Graduate Program
1975-1983 Associate Professor Wadhams Hall Seminary-College, Ogdensburg, NY
Thomism and Tolerance. (Scranton: University of Scranton Press, 2011), pp. 140.
"The Unavoidability of 'Religion' in John Rawls' Arguments for Tolerance," ed. in Faute, délit, péché et culpabilité: regards croisés sur les fondements de notre éthique (Paris: Edition Cujas, 2010).
Aquinas and the Cry of Rachel. Submitted monograph on the problem of evil.
Recent Lectures & Papers:
"Aquinas' Intellector of Being and Dawson's Narrative of Cultural History," at the conference,
"Thomism and Asian Cultures: Celebrating 400 Years of Dialogue across Civilizations," at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, May, 2011.
"The Role of Sense Realism in the Initiation of Aquinas’ Metaphysics," plenary paper at the Fordham University Medieval Center Conference, The Metaphysics of Aquinas and Its Modern Interpreters, March, 2011.
"Fides et Ratio and the 20th Century Thomistic Revival," Ave Maria University, Houston Founders Club, March, 2010.
"The Unavoidability of 'Religion' in John Rawls' Arguments for Tolerance," at Colloque International – Faute, délit, péché et culpabilité: regards croisés sur les fondements de notre éthique; Institut Catholique d-Etudes Superieures (ICES), La Roche sur Yon, France, January, 2010.
Undergraduate: Human Person; Ethics; Metaphysics; Epistemology; Political Philosophy; Medieval Philosophy; Modern Philosophy; Heidegger; God and Philosophy; Aquinas’ Philosophy of God in S.C.G; Contemporary British and American Philosophy.
Graduate: Aquinas’ Metaphysics; Metaphysics of Maritain; Cosmological Argument; Problem of Evil; Transcendental Thomism; 20th Century Thomistic Revival; Commentary on De Anima; Commentary on Metaphysics; Rationalists.