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Prof. John Haldane


John Haldane is the J. Newton Rayzor Sr Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at Baylor University, and Professor of Philosophy, Senior Fellow, and Co-Director at the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs in the Department of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews.

He is a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for Culture and a Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life and of the Pontifical Academy for Thomas Aquinas, as well as Chairman of the Royal Institute of Philosophy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (since 1995). He is also a visiting professor in the Jubilee Center for Character and Virtues at Birmingham University. He has held the Royden Davis Chair in Humanities at Georgetown University, Washington DC; and been Stanton Lecturer in Cambridge University, Gifford Lecturer in Aberdeen University,  Joseph Lecturer at the Gregorian University, Rome, and MacDonald Lecturer in Oxford University.

He has also held fellowships at the universities of Edinburgh, Oxford, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame, and is an ongoing Senior Fellow of the Center for Ethics and Culture at Notre Dame, and Senior Fellow of the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton.

Among many other books, Professor Haldane has written Reasonable Faith (Routledge, 2010), and edited “Analytical Thomism” (The Monist Vol. 80, no. 4, October 1997), Mind, Metaphysics and Value in the Thomistic and Analytical Traditions (Notre Dame, 2002), and Modern Writings on Thomism (Bristol: Thoemmes/Continuum, 2003).

His many articles and chapters include “Analytical Philosophy and the Future of Thomism” (Cogito 13 (1999)); “A Thomist Metaphysics” in R. Gale (ed.) Blackwell Guide to Metaphysics (Oxford: Blackwell, 2002); “Contemporary Philosophy of Mind and the Need of Thomism” (Iride, 17 (2004)); “Analytical Thomism: how we got here, why it’s worth remaining, and where we may go to next” in C. Paterson & M. Pugh (eds.) Analytical Thomism: Traditions in Dialogue (London: Ashgate, 2006); “Kenny and Aquinas on the Metaphysics of Mind” in J. Cottingham & P. Hacker (eds.) Mind, Method, and Morality (Oxford: OUP, 2010); “Is the Soul the Form of the Body?” (American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 87 (2013)).

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