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I seem to be an itinerant teacher and researcher in philosophy, presently teaching at Asbury University. My research focuses on a philosopher of the Spanish Golden Age, Francisco Suárez (1548-1617). Though he was long highly-regarded and was one of the primary conduits between medieval scholasticism and early modern philosophy, Suárez has been rather neglected in recent scholarship. I started out looking at his views in ethics, but I am also interested in his metaphysics.

In addition to Suárez, I am interested more generally in the history of ethics, especially the medieval and early modern periods. I am also interested in philosophy of religion, metaphysics, and epistemology, again especially as discussed in the medieval and early modern periods.

You can find a bit more about me here and a good deal more about my research here.


March 17, 2016

Uploaded a translation of the Disputatio metaphysica 10.1, which is the first section from Suárez's discussion of transcendental goodness.

December 30, 2015

Uploaded a translation of the prefatory material and first question (on substantial generation and corruption) from Suárez's commentary on Aristotle's On Generation and Corruption.

October 29, 2015

Uploaded a translation of one of Suárez's discussions of the way in which God knows future contingents: De scientia Dei futurorum contingentium 1.8.

October 27, 2015

Uploaded another revised translation: De fine hominis 1.3.

January 31, 2015

Some of the translations on this site are quite rough; occasionally, I will revise one or another of them. Today I uploaded a completely redone version of Suarez's discussion of the truth of cognition in DM 8.2.

December 6, 2014

Uploaded a translation of the first two section of Suarez's On the freedom of the divine will. In addition to the expected discussions of divine freedom, it contains some fascinating discussion of the sort of love God has for created things.

December 1, 2014

Uploaded a translation of Suarez's DM 13.3. This is one of the key sections to look at if trying to see why Suarez rejects corpuscularian accounts.

November 14, 2014

Uploaded three sections from Suarez's discussion of material causality and prime matter in DM 13 (sections 1, 2, and 5).

August 18, 2014

Uploaded Suarez, DM 12.1. In this section, Suarez discusses the relationship between principle and cause, spending significant time on principle.

June 9, 2014

I've added an updated version of the fantastic Suarez bibliography compiled by Jacob Schmutz. I know of no other bibliography as comprehensive as this one. If you know of any work on Suarez missing from this bibliography, I would be keen to hear about them.

March 31, 2014

Added links to several more volumes of the Leonine edition of Aquinas.