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):

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

“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)