Mark Spencer

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Degree
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
Office
JRC 240
Phone
(651) 962-5344
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5344
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(651) 962-5340
Mail
University of St. Thomas, JRC 241
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Saint Paul, MN 55105

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
Philosophical Theology

Selected Publications

“The Flexibility of Divine Simplicity: Aquinas, Scotus, Palamas”, International Philosophical Quarterly 57:2 (July 2017), forthcoming.

“Divine Causality and Created Freedom: A Thomistic Personalist View”, Nova et Vetera 14:3 (Spring 2016): 375-419.

“Christologically Inspired, Empirically Motivated Hylomorphism.” Co-written with Tim Pawl. Res Philosophica 93:1 (January 2016): 137-160.

“Quantum Randomness, Hylomorphism, and Classical Theism.” Journal of Analytic Theology 4 (2016): 147-170.

"The Category of Habitus: Artifacts, Accidents, and Human Nature", The Thomist 79:1 (January 2015): 113-154.

“Aristotelian Substance and Personalistic Subjectivity.” International Philosophical Quarterly 55:2 (June 2015): 145-164.

“Activity, Identity, and God: A Tension in Aquinas and His Interpreters.” Co-written with W.Matthews Grant, Studia Neoaristotelica 12 (2015): 5-61.

“Habits, Potencies, and Obedience: Experiential Evidence for Thomistic Hylomorphism.” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 88, Dispositions, Habits, and Virtues (2014): 165-180.

“The Personhood of the Separated Soul.” Nova et Vetera 12:3 (Summer 2014): 863-912.

“Transcendental Order in Suárez.” Studia Neoaristotelica 10:2 (2013): 157-195.

"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.

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