Gregory J. Coulter

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Degree
Ph.D. in Philosophy, 1989, Center for Thomistic Studies, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX
M.A. in Philosophy, 1983, Center for Thomistic Studies, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX
Office
JRC 232
Phone
(651) 962-5353
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5353
Mail
University of St. Thomas, 55-S
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Areas of Specialty
Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas
Philosophy of Mind

Some Courses Taught
Philosophical Principles in the thought of John Paul II
Christian Mysteries from a Philosophical Viewpoint
Faith and Doubt
The Social and Political Ideas of Aquinas and Augustine
Philosophy of G. K. Chesterton

Recent Related Academic
2003-2006: Board member, UST Irish Studies Department
2004 Fall Semester: Faculty in Residence, UST Bernardi Campus, Rome
1999-2001, January: Co-Director and Instructor of UST's Ethics in Hawai'i Program

Some Publications/ Presentations
2006 - Fall: "Academic Freedom?" Paper, UST, Faculty Development Summer Seminar.

2005 - Spring: "Gaudium et spes: Atheism, Culture and Christian Faith," Presented at the conference, The Call to Justice, The Legacy of Gaudium et spes, 40 years later, March 16-18, Vatican City.

2004 - Winter: "On Religious Belief," presented at the Society of Christian Philosophy Pacific Meeting, Biola University, California.

2003 - Spring: "Must Religious Belief Be Rational?" invited paper at the Center for Thomistic Studies, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas.

2002 - Fall: "Hannah Arendt: On Privacy, Private Property And Authentic Human Culture," presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for European Philosophy, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

2002 - Fall: "John Stuart Mill on Private Education" in Logos.

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 115 - PW1 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 222

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

42727 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Gregory J. Coulter

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 - PW2 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 222

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

42728 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Gregory J. Coulter

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)

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 115 - A01 Philosophy in Hawai'i - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10320 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Gregory J. Coulter, John W. Martens

STUDY ABROAD: Hawai'i

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Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 460 - D02 Philosophy of God - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 118

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MCH 118

Course Registration Number:

20302 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Gregory J. Coulter

Systematic treatment of philosophical arguments concerning the existence and attributes of God. Prerequisites: PHIL 220 and 365

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 460 - D03 Philosophy of God - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 247

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC 247

Course Registration Number:

20462 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Gregory J. Coulter

Systematic treatment of philosophical arguments concerning the existence and attributes of God. Prerequisites: PHIL 220 and 365

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)