John D. Kronen

Professor of Philosophy
Degree
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Office
JRC 231
Phone
(651) 962-5362
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5362
Fax
(651) 962-5340
Mail
University of St. Thomas, JRC 241
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

John Kronen got his undergraduate degree at Marquette University in 1985, and his doctorate at the State University of New York at Buffalo.  He studied under Jorge Gracia at Buffalo, and his dissertation concerned the substantial unity of material substances.  He has taught at St. Thomas since 1990.  His areas of specialty include Baroque Scholasticism, Metaphysics, and Indian Philosophy.  He has published several articles in such journals as Faith and Philosophy, Religious Studies, the Review of Metaphysics, and The Modern Schoolmen, and is the co-translator, with Jeremiah Reedy, of Disputation XV of Suarez's Metaphysical Disputations.   He loves opera (especially the operas of Rossini and Wagner), but he hates rap and the philosophy of Hume.  He sometimes thinks his hatred of rap and of Hume's philosophy is irrational, but he has no doubts about the rationality of his love of opera. 

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 115 - L01 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MHC 208
CRN: 42600 4 Credit Hours Instructor: John D. Kronen 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 - L02 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - - - - 1730 - 1915 JRC 222
CRN: 41644 4 Credit Hours Instructor: John D. Kronen 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 214 - L01 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 1730 - 1915 JRC 246
CRN: 42627 4 Credit Hours Instructor: John D. Kronen An inquiry into the rational foundations and methods of ethics, with attention to the application of ethical principles to areas of personal conduct, institutional behavior and public policy, and diversity within and across cultures. This course, with PHIL 115, fulfills the Moral and Philosophical Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PHIL 115 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHIL 214 may not receive credit for PHIL 215.

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 115 - L27 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 1730 - 1915 JRC 201
CRN: 21303 4 Credit Hours Instructor: John D. Kronen 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 - L28 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 247
CRN: 21140 4 Credit Hours Instructor: John D. Kronen 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 304 - 01 Modern Philosophy M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 233
CRN: 22246 4 Credit Hours Instructor: John D. Kronen An examination of major philosophers of the early modern period from Rene Descartes to Immanuel Kant, with emphasis on methodology and claims to knowledge. Prerequisites: PHIL 115 and one other PHIL course

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