• Doctoral Dissertation Captures the Universality of the Nichomachean Ethics
    Doctoral Dissertation Captures the Universality of the Nichomachean Ethics

    Daniel Wagner successfully defended his dissertation, presenting Aristotle’s concept of the human good in the Nichomachean Ethics.

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  • Doctoral Dissertation Explores the Nature of Disordered Actions
    Doctoral Dissertation Explores the Nature of Disordered Actions

    John Skalko successfully defended his dissertation exploring the nature of disordered actions in the context of homosexuality.

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  • Doctoral Dissertation Examines Christian Philosophy of …tienne Gilson
    Doctoral Dissertation Examines Christian Philosophy of …tienne Gilson

    James D. Capehart successfully defended his dissertation, examining the nature of Étienne Gilson’s beliefs regarding Christian philosophy. Gilson helped the Basilian Fathers found the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. 

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    As the only U.S. graduate philosophy program focused on the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Center is renowned for its prolific scholarly contributions, rigorous academics, strong Catholic identity and exceptional postgraduate job placement.

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UST Houston Doctoral Candidate Captures Universality of the Nichomachean Ethics
Daniel Wagner successfully defended his dissertation, “φύσις καί τὸ ἀνθρώπινον ἀγαθὸν (‘Nature and the Human Good’): The Aristotelian Foundations of the Human Good,” on April 27. In the dissertation, Wagner presents Aristotle’s concept of the human good in the Nichomachean Ethics as the philosopher intended for it to be understood.

Doctoral Dissertation Explores the Nature of Disordered Actions
John Skalko successfully defended his dissertation titled “Why is it Intrinsically Evil to Violate the Purpose of a Power or Use Assertions Unnaturally?” at the University of St. Thomas’s Center for Thomistic Studies on May 18. In his dissertation, Skalko explored the nature of disordered actions in the context of homosexuality.

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