Kenneth W. Kemp

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Degree
B.S.Lang., Russian Language, Georgetown University, 1973
M.A., Slavic Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin, 1975
M.A., Liberal Education, St. John's College, Annapolis, 1980
M.A., History & Philosophy of Science, University of Notre Dame, 1983
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 1984
Office
JRC 217
Phone
(651) 962-5360
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5360
Fax
(651) 962-5340
Mail
University of St. Thomas, JRC 241
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Expertise
Moral Philosophy (including Just-War Theory)
The Relation between Science & Religion

Awards & Honors
Fulbright Teaching Fellowship, The Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland, Spring, 2007
Templeton Foundation Science-Religion Course Program Grant, 1996-7

Selected Publications

"Thomistic Thoughts on the Place of God and Religion in Philosophy and at Universities,"Філософська думка. Sententiae. Теологія і філософія релігії. Спецвипуск ІІ (2011): 157-169.

"Science, Theology, and Monogenesis." American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 85 (2011): 2: 217-236.

 

God & Evolution: Fundamental Questions of Christian Evolutionism (Catholic University Press, 2006). A translation with Zuzanna Maślanka of Archbishop Józef Życiński's g i ewolucja: Podstawowe Pytania Ewolucjonizmu Chrześciańskiego (TW KUL, 2002).

 

"Scientific Method & Appeal to Supernatural Agency: A Christian Case for Modest Methodological Naturalism," Logos 3 (2000): 2: 165-205.

"Euthanasia." Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 72 (1998): 315-327.

"Faith as a Virtue in Theology, Philosophy, & Natural Science." Faith & Philosophy 15 (1998): 4: 462-477.

"Punishment as Just Cause of War." Public Affairs Quarterly 10 (1996): 4: 335-354.

Review article on John Boswell's Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe, with Robert Kennedy. InGreek Orthodox Theological Review 41 (1996): 1: 57-80.

"The Possibility of Conflict Between Science & Christian Theology," in Jitse M. van der Meer, ed.,Facets of Faith & Science (University Press of America, 1996), pp. 247-266.

"Personal Pacifism." Theological Studies 56 (1995): 1: 21-38.

"Speaking Falsely & Telling Lies," with Thomas Sullivan. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 67 (1993): 151-170.

"Conscientious Objection," Public Affairs Quarterly  7 (1993): 4: 303-324.

"Civil Supremacy: Its Nature & Limits," with Charles Hudlin. Armed Forces & Society 19 (1992): 1: 7-26.

"Morality & War," in Trevor N. Dupuy, ed., International Military & Defense Encyclopedia(Pergamon-Brassey's, 1992).

"Military Research as a Civic Duty." Ethical Issues Associated with Scientific & Technological Research for the Military, Carl Mitcham & Philip Siekevitz, eds. (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences Vol. 557 (1990)), pp. 115-121. Reprinted in: Edward Erwin et al., eds., The Ethics of Scientific Research  (Garland, 1993).

Work in Progress
The War that Never Was:  Christian Theology & Evolution

"Let the Earth Bring forth Living Things":  A Catholic Account of the Creator God & His Evolving Cosmos.

Summer 2016 Courses

Summer 2016 Courses
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Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 214 - L35 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MCH 109
CRN: 40258 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kenneth W. Kemp 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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PHIL 214 - L36 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 207
CRN: 41296 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kenneth W. Kemp 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 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
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