Bio and Research Interests
After graduating from Wheaton College, Illinois, I attended Boston College for my graduate work. There I wrote my dissertation, titled Between Faith and Science: Gregory of Rimini on theological knowledge in his fourteenth-century context (2012). I am now an assistant professor in philosophy at Loyola University Maryland.
I am a specialist in high- and late-medieval philosophy and theology. My present works focuses primarily on the fourteenth century, but I also work on the impact of scholasticism on the Renaissance, the Reformation, and early modern philosophy. I am especially interested in questions surrounding the intersection of faith and reason, as well as the impact of this intersection on both theoretical philosophy (metaphysics/epistemology) and practical philosophy (moral/political philosophy).
I also have a growing interest in the digital humanities and the process of moving philosophical texts from their original manuscript form to media more accessible to the community of scholars (View an example at http://petrusplaoul.org).