Matthew Kent

Adjunct Instructor
Degree
Ph.D., Fordham University
Office
AQU 314A
Phone
(651) 962-5388
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5388
Fax
(651) 962-5340
Mail
University of St. Thomas, JRC 241
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Academic History
Ph.D., Philosophy, Fordham University 2006
M.A., Philosophy, Fordham University 2000
B.A., Philosophy (Minor: History) Christendom College, 1997

Expertise
St. Thomas Aquinas and Aristotle
Philosophy of Nature

Honors and Awards
Wilbur Fellowship, Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal, Micosta, MI, 2005-06

"Friend of Commuter Students" award, University of St. Thomas, 2005

Who's Who in American Higher Education, nominated by a student and listed, 2004

Teaching Fellowship, Fordham University, 2000-01

Graduate Assistantship, Fordham University, 1998-2000

Loyola Fellowship, Fordham University, 1997-98

Salutatorian, Christendom College, 1997

Invited work/study as out-of-class assistant to Logic professor (Dr. Anthony Andres),
Christendom College, 1995

Presidential Scholarship, Christendom College, 1993-1997

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship (prestigious federal scholarship), 1993-97

Lectures
"Judgment,"  third part of a series on Logic, invited lecture at the annual Assembly of the American Kinlein Association (Washington, DC), 2011

"Simple Apprehension," second part of a series on Logic, invited lecture at the annual Assembly of the American Kinlein Association (Washington, DC), 2011

"Who Do You Think You are? Symbolic Logic versus Traditional Logic," first part of a series on Logic, invited lecture at the annual Assembly of the American Kinlein Association (Cable, WI), 2010

"Connatural Knowing," invited lecture at the annual Assembly of the American Kinlein Association (Cable, WI), 2008

"Potency and Act in the Human Will," invited lecture at the annual Assembly of the American Kinlein Association (Cable, WI), 2007

"Potency and Act," invited lecture at the annual Assembly of the American Kinlein Association (Cable, WI), 2006

Selected Publications
"Is the Internet Too Platonic? Books, Electronic Media, and the Purpose of Communication," article in The International Journal of the Book, published under the auspices of the Fourth International Conference on the Book, 2006.

"De Gustibus Disputandum: Beauty According to St. Thomas Aquinas," article in Doctor Angelicus 1:1 (May 1998), 67-75.

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 115 - 18 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 MHC 208
CRN: 41386 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Matthew A. Kent 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 115 - 26 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 207
CRN: 41132 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Matthew A. Kent 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 - 17 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 207
CRN: 42104 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Matthew A. Kent 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
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 214 - 02 Introductory Ethics - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 JRC 247
CRN: 10059 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Matthew A. Kent 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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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
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