St. Thomas, at an age [of 49], decided to stop writing, saying that what he had written was no better than straw. As a disciple of St. Thomas, I would have to describe my writings as secondhand straw. And we know that calls for a shovel. ~ R. McInerny

• Published papers (for personal copies, please contact me):

“A Thomistic Reply to Grünbaum’s Critique of Maritain on the Reality of Space.” (under review by the Proceedings of the American Maritain Association)

“Is Personal Dignity Possible Only If We Live in a Cosmos?” (forthcoming in The Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association)

“St. Thomas and Modern Natural Science: Reconsidering Abstraction from Matter.” Forthcoming in Cognoscens in Actu est Ipsum Cognitum in Actu: Sobre los Tipos y Grados de Conocimiento, ed. by Carlos A. Casanova Guerra and Ignacio Serrano del Pozo, 431–469 (Santiago/Valparaíso: RIL Editores, 2018).

“Charles De Koninck and the Sapiential Character of Natural Philosophy.” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 90, no. 1 (2016): 1–24. doi:10.5840/acpq20161570.


• Projects in statu viae:

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at UC, Santiago, Chile.

Current articles in progress:

“How Do Thomists Discover The Universe?”
“Charles De Koninck’s Unfinished Cosmos”
“The Neo-Scholastic Reception of Relativity Theory”
“A Cosmological Powers Ontology Consistent with The Emergence of Mind”
“The Solution to the Meta-Law Problem in Cosmology”
“Charles De Koninck and the Epistemology of Form”
“Elements of a Thomistic Ontology of Space-Time”

Current book projects:

Brother Thomas and the Cosmos
Thomism and Revolutions in Modern Science

I am also working on a translation with appendices of Fr. Édouard Hugon, O.P., Marie pleine de grâce (Paris: P. Lethielleux, 1926) for Cluny Media, The Thomist Tradition Series (hopefully, to be released later in 2018!).

Friedrich - Temple of Juno (detail)