The University of St. Thomas

Spencer, Mark K.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Ph.D., University at Buffalo

spen8444@stthomas.edu
Phone: (651) 962-5344
Toll Free: (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5344
Fax: (651) 962-5340

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

Office Location: JRC 240

Academic History
Ph.D., Philosophy, University at Buffalo, 2012
           Dissertation: "Thomistic Hylomorphism and the Phenomenology of Self-Sensing"
           Director: Jorge J.E. Gracia
M.A., Philosophy, Franciscan University of Steubenville, 2008
B.A., Philosophy and Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville, 2007

Areas of Specialization
Medieval/Scholastic Philosophy
Metaphysics
Phenomenology

Selected Publications
"Ethical Subjectivity in Levinas and Thomas Aquinas: Common Ground?" The Heythrop Journal 53:1 (January 2012): 137-147.

"Abelard on Status and their Relation to Universals: A Husserlian Interpretation." International Philosophical Quarterly 51:1 (June 2011): 223-240.

"An Ethical Neo-Platonism: Levinas and Bonaventure in Dialogue." Quaestiones Disputatae 1:2 (Spring 2011): 226-240.

"A Reexamination of the Hylomorphic Theory of Death." The Review of Metaphysics 63:4 (June 2010) 843-870.

"Liturgy as a Foundation of Ethical Practice: Marion as a Mediator Between Levinas and Radical Orthodoxy." Fides Quaerens Intellectum 4:1 (Fall 2007): 1-20.

"Full Human Flourishing: The Place of the Various Virtues in the Quest for Happiness in Aristotle's Ethics." Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 81, Freedom, Will, and Nature (2007): 193-204.