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 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHIL 115 - W40 HONORS: Phil. of Human Person M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MHC 207

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

MHC 207

Course Registration Number:

42722 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HONR 480 - 07 HONORS Suffering Saints - T - - - - - 1330 - 1510

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- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

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Course Registration Number:

21786 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Erika H. Kidd, Thomas D. Feeney

These interdisciplinary seminars are intended to develop integrating insights through an analysis of topics chosen from different disciplines. Often they are taught by two faculty members or by a visiting lecturer who holds one of the endowed chairs at the university.

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PHIL 115 - 03 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21488 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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 - 06 Philosophy of Human Person M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

Course Registration Number:

20211 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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 304 - 01 Modern Philosophy M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21539 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Thomas D. Feeney

An examination of major philosophers of the early modern period from Rene Descartes to Immanuel Kant, with emphasis on methodology and claims to knowledge. Prerequisites: PHIL 115 and one other PHIL course

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