Matthew Kent

Adjunct Instructor
Degree
Ph.D., Fordham University
Office
AQU 314A
Phone
(651) 962-5388
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5388
Fax
(651) 962-5340
Mail
University of St. Thomas, JRC 241
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Academic History
Ph.D., Philosophy, Fordham University 2006
M.A., Philosophy, Fordham University 2000
B.A., Philosophy (Minor: History) Christendom College, 1997

Expertise
St. Thomas Aquinas and Aristotle
Philosophy of Nature

Honors and Awards
Wilbur Fellowship, Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal, Micosta, MI, 2005-06

"Friend of Commuter Students" award, University of St. Thomas, 2005

Who's Who in American Higher Education, nominated by a student and listed, 2004

Teaching Fellowship, Fordham University, 2000-01

Graduate Assistantship, Fordham University, 1998-2000

Loyola Fellowship, Fordham University, 1997-98

Salutatorian, Christendom College, 1997

Invited work/study as out-of-class assistant to Logic professor (Dr. Anthony Andres),
Christendom College, 1995

Presidential Scholarship, Christendom College, 1993-1997

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship (prestigious federal scholarship), 1993-97

Lectures
"Judgment,"  third part of a series on Logic, invited lecture at the annual Assembly of the American Kinlein Association (Washington, DC), 2011

"Simple Apprehension," second part of a series on Logic, invited lecture at the annual Assembly of the American Kinlein Association (Washington, DC), 2011

"Who Do You Think You are? Symbolic Logic versus Traditional Logic," first part of a series on Logic, invited lecture at the annual Assembly of the American Kinlein Association (Cable, WI), 2010

"Connatural Knowing," invited lecture at the annual Assembly of the American Kinlein Association (Cable, WI), 2008

"Potency and Act in the Human Will," invited lecture at the annual Assembly of the American Kinlein Association (Cable, WI), 2007

"Potency and Act," invited lecture at the annual Assembly of the American Kinlein Association (Cable, WI), 2006

Selected Publications
"Is the Internet Too Platonic? Books, Electronic Media, and the Purpose of Communication," article in The International Journal of the Book, published under the auspices of the Fourth International Conference on the Book, 2006.

"De Gustibus Disputandum: Beauty According to St. Thomas Aquinas," article in Doctor Angelicus 1:1 (May 1998), 67-75.

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 197 - 13 Topics-The Person and the Good M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MCH 232

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

MCH 232

Course Registration Number:

43571 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Matthew A. Kent

The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online, View Searchable Class Schedule

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 197 - 14 Topics-The Person and the Good M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 232

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MCH 232

Course Registration Number:

43572 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Matthew A. Kent

The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online, View Searchable Class Schedule

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 197 - 25 Topics-The Person and the Good - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 ARC 205

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

ARC 205

Course Registration Number:

43573 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Matthew A. Kent

The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online, View Searchable Class Schedule

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHIL 214 - 22 Introductory Ethics - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MCH 235

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MCH 235

Course Registration Number:

42139 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Matthew A. Kent

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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