The University of St. Thomas

Grant, W. Matthews

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Ph.D., Fordham University

wmgrant@stthomas.edu
Phone: (651) 962-5345
Toll Free: (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5345
Fax: (651) 962-5340

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

Office Location: JRC 244


Associate Editor (Book Reviews),
American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly

Academic History
Ph.D., Philosophy, Fordham University, Bronx, New York
M.A., Philosophy, Fordham University, Bronx, New York
B.A., Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
 
Expertise
Philosophy of Religion
Medieval Philosophy (especially Aquinas)

Articles
"Aseity," Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (online), forthcoming.

"Divine Simplicity, Contingent Truths, and Extrinsic Models of Divine Knowing" Faith and Philosophy 29 (2012): forthcoming.

"Our Merits, God's Gifts," accepted in Steven A. Long and Christopher J. Thompson (eds.) Reason and the Rule of Faith: Conversations in the Tradition with John Paul II (University Press of America, forthcoming).

"Can a libertarian hold that our free acts are caused by God?" Faith and Philosophy 27 (2010): 22-44.

"Aquinas on how God causes the act of sin without causing the sin itself," The Thomist 73 (2009): 455-96.

"Anselm, God, and the Act of Sin: Interpretive Difficulties," The Saint Anselm Journal 5.2 (2008).

"Must a Cause be Really Related to its Effects?: The Analogy between Divine and Libertarian Agent Causality," Religious Studies 43 (2007): 1-23.

"Aquinas, Divine Simplicity, and Divine Freedom," Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 77 (2004): 129-144.

"The Naturalistic Fallacy and Natural Law Methodology," in Truth Matters, ed. John Trapani (Washington, DC: American Maritain Association, distributed by Catholic University of America Press, 2004): 168-181.

"Aquinas among Libertarians and Compatibilists: Breaking the Logic of Theological Determinism," Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 75 (2002): 221-235.

"MacIntyre's Interpretation of adaequatio intellectus et rei," in Jacques Maritain and the Many Ways of Knowing, ed. Douglas A. Ollivant (Washington, DC: American Maritain Association, distributed by Catholic University of America Press, 2002): 102-119.

"Counterfactuals of Freedom, Future Contingents, and the Grounding Objection to Middle Knowledge," Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 74 (2001): 307-323.