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 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 115 - P02 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 325
CRN: 42079 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.

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PHIL 115 - P03 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 247
CRN: 41167 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.

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PHIL 115 - W02 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 326
CRN: 42604 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.

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 215 - A01 Ethics in Hawai'i - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10322 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gregory J. Coulter, Michael J. Winter STUDY ABROAD: Honolulu, HI-United States

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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 115 - W18 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 401
CRN: 22199 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.

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PHIL 115 - W33 Philosophy of Human Person - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 209
CRN: 21485 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.

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PHIL 460 - D03 Philosophy of God - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 209
CRN: 20506 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Gregory J. Coulter Systematic treatment of philosophical arguments concerning the existence and attributes of God. Prerequisites: PHIL 220 and 365

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