The University of St. Thomas

Degnan, Michael J.

Professor of Philosophy

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

mjdegnan@stthomas.edu
Phone: (651) 962-5354
Toll Free: (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5354
Fax: (651) 962-5340

Mailing Address:
University of St. Thomas, JRC 241
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Office Location: JRC 206

Current Courses
Course Title Credit Hours Days Time
220 - 01 Logic 4 -  T   -  R  - 0955-1135

Academic History
B.A., summa cum laude, Philosophy and English, College of St. Thomas, 1977
M.A., Philosophy, University of Minnesota, 1982
Ph.D., Philosophy, History of Science minor, University of Minnesota, 1990

Expertise
Aristotle's logic, metaphysics, and ethics
Ethics
Philosophy of Mind

Awards and Honors
Professor of the Year, 2004
University of St. Thomas, College of St. Thomas Distinguished Academic Scholarship, 1973-77
Msgr. Du Lac Philosophy Scholarship, 1975-77

Selected Publications
"Are we obliged to feed PVS patients until natural death?" in Artificial Nutrition and Hydration: The New Catholic Debate C. Tollefsen, ed., Springer Press, forthcoming.
 
"What is the Scope of Aristotle's Defense of the PNC?"  Apeiron 32.3  (September, 1999)  243-274.

"Searle on Free Will and Thinking," American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 69 (1995) 257-270.

"Aristotle on Unqualified Knowledge: Do Referential Universals Solve the Meno Paradox?" American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 68 (1994) 145-158.

"Recent Work in Aristotle's Logic," Philosophical Books 35.2 (April, 1994): 81-89.

"What is the Moral Status of Pre-born Humans?" Communitas 5.1 (Fall, 1992): 34-56.

"Logic, Law and Abortion," with Russell Pannier, Linacre Quarterly (February, 1992): 53-58.