Thomas Feeney

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Degree
PhD, Yale University (2016)
MPhil & MA, Yale University (2012)
MA, University of Notre Dame (2008)
MSt. in Jewish Studies, Oxford University (2005)
Office
JRC 215
Phone
(651) 962-5394
Fax
(651) 962-5340
Mail
University of St. Thomas, JRC 241
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Areas of Specialty
Early Modern Philosophy, Metaphysics

Areas of Competence
Medieval Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Logic

Publication
"Compossibility and the Unity of the Will in Leibniz." In: Leibniz: Compossibility and Possible Worlds. The New Synthese Historical Library (Book 75). Edited by Gregory Brown and Yual Chiek Springer, 2016.

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 115 - PW1 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 207
CRN: 42598 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas D. Feeney 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 - W01 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 204
CRN: 42601 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas D. Feeney 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 365 - 01 Natural Phil & Metaphysics M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 SCB 326
CRN: 40465 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas D. Feeney This course examines central topics in the philosophy of nature and in metaphysics. Possible topics include substance and accident, change and the conditions of substantial generation, matter and form, causality, necessity and possibility, time and persistence through time, universals and particulars, essence and existence, and the transcendentals (unity, truth, goodness, beauty). Attention will be paid both to classical and to contemporary authors. Prerequisite: PHIL 220, plus one other PHIL course

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PHIL 365 - 02 Natural Phil & Metaphysics M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 207
CRN: 40538 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas D. Feeney This course examines central topics in the philosophy of nature and in metaphysics. Possible topics include substance and accident, change and the conditions of substantial generation, matter and form, causality, necessity and possibility, time and persistence through time, universals and particulars, essence and existence, and the transcendentals (unity, truth, goodness, beauty). Attention will be paid both to classical and to contemporary authors. Prerequisite: PHIL 220, plus one other PHIL course

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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 - 41 HONORS: Phil. of Human Person M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 JRC 201
CRN: 22206 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas D. Feeney 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 - W21 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC LL62
CRN: 20450 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas D. Feeney 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 - W22 Introductory Ethics M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 452
CRN: 21307 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas D. Feeney 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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