As a philosopher, Catholic layman, and Dominican tertiary, my studies, teaching, and scholarship aim at continuing the philosophical tradition of St. Thomas Aquinas, Aristotle, and their heirs. I attempt to bring their insights into meaningful dialogue with modern theories. My central interests lie in the philosophy of nature and the philosophy of science.
My wife writes about theology, philosophy, and the life of faith here.
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I am a member of various academic societies, including the American Catholic Philosophical Association and the American Maritain Association. Due to my interest in the relationship between faith and reason, I am also a scholar associate of the Society of Catholic Scientists and an affiliate member of The Sacra Doctrina Project. I also edit The Charles De Koninck Project.
During 2017–2019, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. As of the 2019 academic year, I am an assistant professor of philosophy at the School of Catholic Studies at Newman University.
“ὑμεῖς μέντοι, ἂν ἐμοὶ πείθησθε, σμικρὸν φροντίσαντες Σωκράτους, τῆς δὲ ἀληθείας πολὺ μᾶλλον.” ~ Phaedo, 91b–c
“Faciendi plures libros nullus est finis; frequensque meditatio, carnis afflictio est.” ~ Eccl. 12:12