Gloria Frost

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Degree
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2009
M.A., University of Notre Dame, 2006
B.A., The Catholic University of America, Summa Cum Laude, 2004
Office
JRC 236
Phone
(651) 962-5352
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5352
Fax
(651) 962-5340
Mail
University of St. Thomas, JRC 241
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Assistant EditorAmerican Catholic Philosophical Quarterly

Areas of Specialty 
Medieval Philosophy

Areas of Competence
Philosophy of Religion
Ancient Philosophy
Early Modern Philosophy
Metaphysics

Publications
"Aquinas and Scotus on the Source of Contingency," Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy, vol. 2 (2014), forthcoming.

"Thomas Bradwardine on God and the Foundations of Modality," British Journal for the History of Philosophy, forthcoming.
  
"Thomas Aquinas on perpetual truth of essential propositions," History of Philosophy Quarterly, 27.3 (2010): 197-213.

“John Duns Scotus on God’s Knowledge of Sins: A test case for God’s knowledge of contingents,”Journal of the History of Philosophy, 48.1 (2010): 15-34.

“Thomas Aquinas on Truths about Nonbeings,” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, 80 (2006): 101-113.

Online Papers
https://stthomas.academia.edu/GloriaFrost

Selected Presentations
"Three Medieval Models of Primary and Secondary Causation," University of Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy, University of Toronto, September 20-21, 2013.

"Aquinas and Scotus on the Causal Origin of Contingency," American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy Session, December 2012 [Invited].

"Aquinas and Scotus on the Causal Origin of Contingency," Modal Logic and Modalities in Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy, Annual Ancient and Medieval Philosophy Colloquium, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada, October 18-20 [Invited].

"Thomas Aquinas on God's infallible causation of contingent effects," The Metaphysics of Aquinas and Its Modern Interpreters: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives, 31st Annual Conference of the Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University, March 27, 2011.

Awards
Founder's Prize (for best paper by a junior scholar), Society of Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, 2012.

Edward Braham Award for Academic Excellence (awarded to a graduating philosophy major), School of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, May 2004. 

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 115 - 06 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 207
CRN: 40235 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gloria R. Frost An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - 15 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 210
CRN: 42074 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gloria R. Frost An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 115 - P01 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 210
CRN: 42078 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gloria R. Frost An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 115 - 01 Philosophy of Human Person - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MHC 207
CRN: 10143 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gloria R. Frost An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 115 - 05 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 BEC LL07
CRN: 22193 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gloria R. Frost An examination of fundamental conceptions of the human person in ancient, medieval and modern philosophy. Possible topics include: the existence and immortality of the human soul, free will and determinism, the immateriality of the intellect, the relationship between mind and body, and the relevance of different conceptions of the human person for ethics and religion. Attention is given to relevant issues of human diversity. The development of logical and critical thinking receives special attention. This course, with PHIL 214, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum.

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PHIL 202 - 02 Medieval Philosophy - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 206
CRN: 20395 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gloria R. Frost An investigation of major philosophical problems in their medieval context. Possible topics include: faith and reason, free will, the role of authority, and the existence of God. Prerequisite: PHIL 115

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PHIL 202 - 03 Medieval Philosophy - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 BEC LL13
CRN: 20507 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gloria R. Frost An investigation of major philosophical problems in their medieval context. Possible topics include: faith and reason, free will, the role of authority, and the existence of God. Prerequisite: PHIL 115

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