John A. Cuddeback, Ph.D.


Department of Philosophy

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John A. Cuddeback, Ph.D.
134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630

My blog, dedicated to the Philosophy of the Household :  Bacon from Acorns

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B.A., Christendom College
M.A., Catholic University of America, Philosophy
Ph.D., Catholic University of America, Philosophy

Classes Taught

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Logic
  • Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Ethics
  • Metaphysics
  • History of Medieval Philosophy
  • History of Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Recent Philosophy
  • Philosophy of God
  • Society and the Common Good
  • Philosophy of Family and Household
  • Philosophy of Friendship
  • Contemplation and Philosophical Life

Selected Scholarship

“A Free Culture: Living the Primacy of the For-Itself” in The Human Person and a Culture of Freedom. Ed. Peter Pagan, Washington D.C.: The Catholic University Press, 2009

“Law, Pinackaers, and the Definition of Ethics” in Nova et Vetera, English Edition, Vol. 7, No. 2 (2009): 301-26

“Ordered Inclinations,” in Philosophical Virtues and Psychological Strengths. Ed. Romanus Cessario, O.P. Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2013.

“Reflections of a Green Thomist on Pope Francis’s Laudato Si,” Nova et Vetera, English Edition, Vol. 14, No. 3 (2016): 735-744.

“Renewing Husbandry: Wendell Berry, Aristotle, and Thomas Aquinas on ‘Economics’,” Nova et Vetera, English Edition, Vol. 10, No. 1 (2012): 121-34

“Restoring Land Stewardship through Household Prudence,” in On Earth as It Is in Heaven, ed. David Meconi, SJ. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2016.

Review of Friendship and the Moral Life, by Paul J. Wadell, appearing in The Review of Metaphysics, vol. XLVI, no. 4, June 1993

Review of James F. Keenan, S.J., Goodness and Rightness in Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologicae (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press,1992) in The Thomist. Vol. 58, No. 2, 1994

“Technology as a Threat to Ordinary Human Life in Households Today,” Quaestiones Disputatae, Issue 8, No. 1 (Fall 2017): 87-91.

True Friendship: Where Virtue Becomes Happiness, Greeley, CO: Epic Publishing, 2010

“Truth and Friendship: The Importance of the Conversation of Friends,” in Truth Matters. Ed. John G. Trapani. Washington D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2004

“Yves R. Simon on Willing the Common Good” in Maritain in America. Ed. Christopher Cullen, Washington D.C.: The Catholic University Press, 2009

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