The Philosophy Faculty offers a variety of graduate classes and seminars in aspects of of the Aristotelian tradition, some focusing on Aristotle's own texts, others on later developments, and still others pursuing contemporary work in metaphysics and ethics conducted in a Neo-Aristotelian framework. 

In addition to those listed, members of the faculty regularly conduct smaller directed readings, on topics of specialized interest.  

Current Seminars


  • Universals (Nolan and Shields)
  • Aristotle's De Anima (Kelsey)
  • Medieval Theories of Universals (Cross)

Past Seminars


  • Aristotle and Dante (Duarte and Kearns)
  • Medieval Research Seminar (Cory and Dumont)
  • Being (Van Inwagen)
  • Aristotle's Philosophical Theology (Shields and Miller)
    • Special Presenter: Klaus Corcilius (Tübingen)
    • Special Presenter: Christoph Horn (Bonn)



  • Aristotle's Physics (Kelsey)
  • Contemporary Hylomorphism (Shields)
  • Scotus's Metaphysics: Questions on Aristotle's Metaphysics (Cross and Shields)
  • A History of Self-Consciousness: From Augustine to Kant (Cory and Kraus)


  • The Philosophy of Francisco Suárez: Metaphysical Themes (Shields)
  • Classical Political Philosophy (Jech)
  • Dante and Aristotle (Karnes & Duarte)


  • Classical Islamic Philosophy (Cory)
  • Aristotle’s De Anima (Kelsey)
  • Aquinas on Faith (O’Callaghan)
  • Metaphysics: Privileged Ontology (Shields)
  • Joint Seminar: Aquinas & Scotus (Wawrykow & Dumont)
  • Aquinas, Anscombe, & Geach (O’Callaghan)
  • Aristotle: Ethical Methodology (Karbowski)



  • Joint Seminar: Aquinas & Augustine (Daley & O’Callaghan)
  • Aristotle’s Metaphysics (Shields)
  • Neo-Aristotelian Metaphysics (Shields)
  • Being vs. Seeing: Mind in Medieval Philosophy (Cory)
  • Aristotle (Kelsey)
  • Aquinas: Faith, Hope, and Charity (Freddoso)
  • Capacities & Physical Theories (Teh)


  • Aristotle (Kelsey)
  • Aquinas on Human Nature (O’Callaghan)
  • Classical Political Philosophy (Jech)
  •  The Metaphysics of Goodness in Plato and Aristotle (Shields)
  • Morality and Modernity (Solomon)
  • Aquinas on Virtue and Law (Freddoso)
  • Aquinas’ Philosophical Theology (O’Callaghan)
  •  Human Nature and Human Function in Aristotle (Karbowski)