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Douglas Flippen


Professor & Chairman
Philosophy

Where were you educated?
B.A., University of St. Thomas, Houston, Philosophy with a minor in mathematics.
M.A., University of Toronto, Medieval Studies, concentration in philosophy.
L.M.S., Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Philosophy.
Ph.D., University of Toronto, Philosophy.

What classes do you teach?
Historical - Historical Introduction to Philosophy, Greek Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy, Aristotle, St. Augustine, Later Medieval Epistemology (graduate), Analytic Philosophy, Senior Seminar on Linguistic Philosophy, The Thought of Pope Saint John Paul II, The Ethics of Dietrich von Hildebrand, John Dewey, Development of Husserl's Thoughts, The Ethics of John Paul II, Development of Natural Law, Plato

Systematic - Systematic Introduction to Philosophy, Formal Logic (Aristotelian), Critical Thinking (Wittgensteinian), Philosophy of Man, Philosophy of Nature (graduate), Ethics, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of God, Social and Political Theory, Near Death Out of the Body Experiences (Elderhostel), The Will and the Virtues (Thomas), Philosophy of Education, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Psychology

Do you have any hobbies?
Hiking, reading, alternative medicine

What are your areas of expertise and/or research? 
History of Philosophy, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Natural law

Where have you been published?
"A Problem Concerning Relation in Sensation," Atti del Congresso Internazionale: Tommaso d'Aquino nel suo settimo Centenario, 9 (1974-78): 307-14. (Naples)

"Immanence and Transcendence in Human Knowledge: the Illumination of a Problem in St. Thomas," New Scholasticism 53 (1979): 324-46.

"Intentionality and the Concept in Jacques Maritain, or, The Complexity of Maritain's Doctrine of the Concept. Criticism of Father Roland-Gosselin," in Jacques Maritain: philosophe dans la cite/A Philosopher in the World, University of Ottawa Press, 1985: 93-102.

"On Two Meanings of Good and the Foundations of Ethics in Aristotle and St. Thomas," Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, 1984: 56-74.

"In and Out of Idealism," Proceedings of the ACPA, 1985, 340-47.

"Natural Law and Natural Inclinations," New Scholasticism 60 (1986) 284-316.

Review of Josef Pieper's Guide to Thomas AquinasFaith and Reason 18 (1992): 215-22.

Contact Information:
Dr. Douglas W. Flippen
134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630
(800) 877-5456 ext.1308
dflippen@christendom.edu