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TIMOTHY J. PAWL
Curriculum Vitae
November 2016

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Saint Louis University, October 2008
    • Dissertation: A Thomistic Account of Truthmakers for Modal Truths
      Committee: Eleonore Stump (Chair), Scott Berman, and Joseph Salerno
  • M.A., Philosophy, Saint Louis University, August 2007
  • Graduate coursework as a visiting student at the University of Notre Dame, Department of Philosophy, 2005-2006
  • B.A., Philosophy and Theology, Magna Cum Laude, Valparaiso University, May 2003

ACADEMIC POSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENT

  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Saint Thomas, 2014-
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Saint Thomas, 2008-2014
  • Visiting Assistant Professor through the Analytic Theology Residential Fellowship, funded by the John Templeton Foundation and the Center for Philosophy of Religion, at the University of Notre Dame, 2012-2013
  • Dissertation Fellow, Center for Philosophy of Religion, University of Notre Dame, 2007-2008
  • Instructor, Saint Louis University, 2006-2007
  • Research Assistant, Alvin Plantinga, 2005-2006
  • Henle Research Assistant, Eleonore Stump, 2004-2005

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Analytic Metaphysics, Thomistic Philosophy (esp. Metaphysics), Philosophy of Religion

AREAS OF COMPETENCE

Medieval Philosophy

PUBLICATIONS: BOOKS

  • 1.  In Defense of Conciliar Christology: A Philosophical Essay.  Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology.  Oxford University Press, 2016

PUBLICATIONS: PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

  • 23. “Nine Problems (And Even More Solutions) for Powers Accounts of Possibility” in Putting Powers to Work: Causal Powers in Contemporary Metaphysics (ed. Jonathan D. Jacobs, Oxford University Press, USA, 2017): forthcoming.
  • 22. “Freedom and the Incarnation” (coauthored with Kevin Timpe), Philosophy Compass, 11 (2016): 743-756.
  • 21. “Paradise and Growing in Virtue” (coauthored with Kevin Timpe) in Paradise Understood: New Philosophical Essays about Heaven (eds. T Ryan Byerly and Eric Silverman, Oxford University Press, USA, 2017): forthcoming.
  • 20. “Truthmaking and Christian Theology,” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, forthcoming (winner of the 2015 Young Scholar Award from the ACPA).
  • 19. “Temporary Intrinsics and Christological Predication,” Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion vol. 7 (ed. Jon Kvanvig, Oxford University Press, 2016): 157-189.
  • 18. “Christologically Inspired, Empirically Motivated Hylomorphism” (coauthored with Mark K. Spencer), Res Philosophica, 93.1 (2016): 137-160.
  • 17. “Brian Hebblethwaite’s Arguments Against Multiple Incarnations,” Religious Studies 52:1 (2016): 117-130.
  • 16.  “A Thomistic Truthmaker Principle,” Acta Philosophica, 25:1 (2016): 45-64 (invited and peer-reviewed).
  • 15.  “Thomistic Multiple Incarnations,” The Heythrop Journal, forthcoming.
  • 14.  “Conciliar Christology and the Problem of Incompatible Predications,” Scientia et Fides, 3.2 (2015): 85-106 (invited and peer-reviewed).
  • 13.  “Change, Difference, and Orthodox Truthmaker Theory,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 92.3 (2014): 539-550. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00048402.2013.839726.
  • 12.  “A Solution to the Fundamental Philosophical Problem of Christology,” The Journal of Analytic Theology, 2 (2014): 61-85.  http://journalofanalytictheology.com/jat/index.php/jat/article/download/jat.2014-1.190824150011a/226.
  • 11.  “The Freedom of Christ and The Problem of Deliberation,” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 75.3 (2014): 233-247.  DOI 10.1007/s11153-014-9447-4.
  • 10.  “The Freedom of Christ and Explanatory Priority,” Religious Studies, 50.2 (2014): 157-173. DOI:10.1017/S0034412513000309.
  • 9.  “Stone’s Evidential Atheism: A Critique,” Faith and Philosophy, 30.3 (2013): 317-329.
  • 8.  “Heavenly Freedom: A Response to Cowan” (coauthored with Kevin Timpe), Faith and Philosophy 30.2 (2013): 188-197.
  • 7.  “The Five Ways” in The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Aquinas (ed. Brian Davies and Eleonore Stump, Oxford University Press, USA, 2012): 115-131.
  • 6.  “Traditional Christian Theism and Truthmaker Maximalism,” The European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 4.1 (2012): 197-218.
  • 5.  “Transubstantiation, Tropes and Truthmakers,” The American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 86.1 (2012): 71-96.
  • 4.  “The Five Ways” in Just the Arguments: 100 of the Most Important Arguments in Western Philosophy (ed. Michael Bruce and Steven Barbone, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011): 9-17.
  • 3.  “The Possibility Principle and the Truthmakers for Modal Truths,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 88.3 (2010): 417-428.
  • 2.  “Incompatibilism, Sin, and Free Will in Heaven” (coauthored with Kevin Timpe), Faith and Philosophy 26.4 (2009): 398-419.
  • 1.  “St. Thomas Aquinas on Blameworthiness and the Virtue of Faith,” Journal of Postgraduates in Wuhan University 21.4 (2005): 21-26 (invited).

PUBLICATIONS: ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES

PUBLICATIONS: REVIEWS AND BOOKNOTES

  • 8. Jeffrey Brower’s Aquinas’s Ontology of the Material World: Change, Hylomorphism, & Material Objects. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.  American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, 89:4 (2015): 723-727.
  • 7. Gould, Paul M., ed., Beyond the Control of God?: Six Views on the Problem of God and Abstract Objects, New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014; Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 93:3 (2015): 627-628. [booknote]
  • 6.  James E. Dolezal’s God without Parts: Divine Simplicity and the Metaphysics of God’s Absoluteness, Pickwick Publications, 2011; Faith and Philosophy, 30.3 (2013): 480-486
  • 5.  Lukáš Novák, Daniel D. Novotný, Prokop Sousedík, and David Svoboda (eds.) Metaphysics: Aristotelian, Scholastic, Analytic, Ontos Verlag, 2012; Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2012.  http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/36444-metaphysics-aristotelian-scholastic-analytic/
  • 4.  Paul Weingartner’s God’s Existence: Can it be Proven? A Logical Commentary on the Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas, Ontos Verlag, 2010; The European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 3:1 (2011): 243-248.
  • 3.  Mark Ian Thomas Robson’s Ontology and Providence in Creation: Taking Ex Nihilo Seriously, Continuum, 2008; Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2009. http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=1670
  • 2.  Peter van Inwagen’s The Problem of Evil (O.U.P, 2006), in Religious Studies Review 36.1 (2010): 52-53. [booknote]
  • 1.  Christian Moevs’ The Metaphysics of Dante’s Comedy (O.U.P., 2005), in Religious Studies Review 32.2 (2006): 115. [booknote]

PRESENTATIONS: PAPERS

  • 28.  “Responding to the New Atheism: Doing as Thomas Does.” Fellowship of Catholic Scholars.  Washington, D.C., September 2016.
  • 27.  “Sin, Impeccability, and Temptation” Notre Dame.  South Bend, IN, May 2016.
  • 26.  “Is the Incarnation of God Impossible?”  Pepperdine College.  Malibu, CA, April 2016.
  • 25.  “Is the incarnation of God impossible?”  Wheaton College. Wheaton, IL, March 2016
  • 24. “Transubstantiation and Philosophy.” Evangelical Theological Society (ETS). Atlanta, GA, November 2015.
  • 23. “Truthmaking and Christian Theology.”  American Catholic Philosophical Association.  Boston, MA, October 2015.  Winner of the ACPA Young Scholar Award.
  • 22. “Christ and the Interim State.”  Exploring the Interim State Writing Workshop.  McCall, ID, July, 2015.
  • 21. “The Philosophy and Theology of the Interim State.” Immortality Project Capstone Conference (with Kevin Timpe). California State, Riverside. Riverside, California, May 2015.
  • 20. “Paradise and Growing in Virtue.” The Philosophy of Paradise Essay Contest Winner (with Kevin Timpe). Christopher Newport University. Newport News, Virginia, April 2015
  • 19.  “The Philosophical Coherence of Conciliar Christology.” A weeklong seminar (12 hours) at the Dominican House of Studies, Krakow, Poland, June 2014.
  • 18.  “A Philosophical Problem for Christology.” Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University. Warsaw, Poland, June 2014.
  • 17.  “Change, Difference, and Orthodox Truthmaker Theory.” Minnesota Philosophical Society Meeting. St. Paul, MN, October 2013.
  • 16.  “Conciliar Christology: A Metaphysical Model.” Wake Forest Hylemorphism Workshop. Winston-Salem, NC, June 2013.
  • 15.  “Temporary Intrinsics and Christological Predication” Notre Dame Center for Philosophy of Religion Discussion Group. South Bend, IN, April 2013.
  • 14.  “A Second Problem of Foreknowledge and Freedom: Aquinas on Christ’s Human Knowledge.” Unum, Verum, Bonum. Lisbon, Portugal, April 2013.
  • 13.  “Conciliar Christology and the Problem of Incompatible Predications.” The Eighth Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference at Baylor University, Waco, TX, March 2013.
  • 12.  “Conciliar Christology and the Problem of Incompatible Predications.” First Annual LA Theology Conference, Los Angeles, CA, January 2013.
  • 11.  “Conciliar Christology and the Problem of Incompatible Predications.” Notre Dame Center for Philosophy of Religion Discussion Group. South Bend, IN, November, 2012.
  • 10.  “The Freedom of Christ.” Writing Retreat and Workshop on Divine Freedom, Tallahassee, FL, March 2012.
  • 9.  “A Problem (and Solution) for Powers Accounts of Possibility.” Putting Powers To Work Conference Workshop, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, April 2011.
  • 8.  “Another Problem of Foreknowledge and Freedom: Aquinas on the Knowledge of Christ’s Human Soul.” The Metaphysics of Aquinas and its Modern Interpreters: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives, Fordham University, New York, NY, March, 2011.
  • 7.  “Transubstantiation and Truthmakers.” American Catholic Philosophical Association, New Orleans, LA, November, 2009.
  • 6.  “Prayer to an Immutable God.” Departmental Colloquium, University of St Thomas, St. Paul, MN, March, 2009.
  • 5.  “A Critique of Armstrong’s Possibility Principle.” Central States Philosophy Association Conference, St. Paul, MN, September, 2008.
  • 4.  “A Thomistic Account of Truthmakers for Modal Truths. University of Saint Thomas, St. Paul, MN, February, 2008.
  • 3.  “The Pairing Problem: An Analysis and a Dualistic Response.” Saint Louis University Graduate Student Conference, Saint Louis University, MO, October, 2007.
  • 2.  “Aquinas on Blame for Lacking Faith.” Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, February, 2007.
  • 1.  “Heavens No; Don’t Take My Freedom: Incompatibilism, Sin, and Free Will in Heaven.” Co-authored with Kevin Timpe. Society of Christian Philosophers Western Regional Meeting, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, February, 2007. (Presented by Kevin Timpe).

PRESENTATIONS: COMMENTS

  • 6.  “Comments on ‘Causation, Time, and God’s Omniscience’ by Richard Swinburne.” Response to a paper by Richard Swinburne at the Randomness and Foreknowledge Conference, Dallas, TX, October 2014.
  • 5.  “Comments on ‘The Divided Brain and the Spiritual Sense of Scripture’ by Andrew Pinsent.” Response to a paper by Fr. Andrew Pinsent at the LOGOS workshop on Divine Revelation, Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, June 2011.
  • 4.  “Comments on ‘Powerful Perdurance: Linking Parts with Powers.” Response to a paper by Neil Williams at Putting Powers to Work, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO, April 2011.
  • 3.  “Comments on ‘Substance and Personal Identity.’” Response to a paper by Alexander Pruss at the American Catholic Philosophical Association, New Orleans, LA, November, 2009.
  • 2.  “Salvation and Indirect Doxastic Voluntarism.” Response to a paper of Josh Heter’s at the 2006 Saint Louis Philosophy Graduate Student Conference, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO, September, 2006.
  • 1.  “Three Remarks Concerning Moral Responsibility and Transfer Principles.” Response to a paper of Andrew M. Bailey’s at The Society of Christian Philosophers. Western Regional Meeting, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, February, 2006

 

POPULAR AUDIENCE, INTERVIEWS, ETC.

 

GRANTS

  • Curriculum Development Award from Fuller Theological Seminary’s Analytic Theology for Theological Formation grant, funded by the John Templeton Foundation.
  • Distinguished Early Career Grant from the University of St. Thomas.  Half teaching load for research, academic years 2016-7; 2017-8. http://www.stthomas.edu/fdc/internalgrants/distinguishedearlycareergrant/
  • Principal Investigator (along with Dr. Gloria Frost), “Perennial Conceptions of the Divine: An Analytical Investigation.” Award from the John Templeton Foundation. Amount: $198,358. Funding Period: January 2015 to August 31, 2017.
  • Principal Investigator (along with Dr. Kevin Timpe), “Exploring the Interim State.” Award from the Immortality Project at UC-Riverside: . Amount: $41,059. Funding Period: October 2014 to August 2015.
  • Environmental Stewardship Curriculum Grant, University of St. Thomas, 2014.
  • Analytic Theology Cluster Group Grant Recipient (with Mark McInroy), sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame, Spring 2013.
  • Teaching Enhancement Grant, University of St. Thomas, 2012.
  • Research Grant Recipient, University of St. Thomas, 2011.
  • Aquinas Chair Grant Recipient, University of St. Thomas, 2009.
  • Faculty Partnership Grant Recipient (with William Cavanaugh), University of St. Thomas, Spring 2009.
  • Aquinas Chair Grant Recipient, University of St. Thomas, 2008.

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Young Scholar Award, American Catholic Philosophical Association, 2015.
  • The Philosophy of Paradise Essay Contest Winner (with Kevin Timpe) for “Paradise and Growing in Virtue.”
  • Analytic Theology Summer Stipend Recipient, sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame: Summers 2012, 2013, and 2014.
  • Analytic Theology Residential Fellowship, funded by the John Templeton Foundation and the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame, 2012-2013.
  • Publication Incentive Award, St. Thomas Summer Seminars in Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology (sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation) for:
    • (i) “The Five Ways” in The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Aquinas (ed. Brian Davies and Eleonore Stump, Oxford University Press, USA, 2012): 115-131.
    • (ii) “Traditional Christian Theism and Truthmaker Maximalism,” The European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 4.1 (2012): 197-218.
    • (iii) “Transubstantiation, Tropes and Truthmakers.” The American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 86.1 (2012): 71-96.
    • (iv) “Heavenly Freedom: A Response to Cowan” (coauthored with Kevin Timpe), Faith and Philosophy 30.2 (2013): 188-197.
    • (v) “Stone’s Evidential Atheism: A Critique,” Faith and Philosophy, 30.3 (2013): 317-329.
    • (vi) “The Freedom of Christ and Explanatory Priority,” Religious Studies, forthcoming.
    • (vii) “A Solution to the Fundamental Philosophical Problem of Christology,” The Journal of Analytic Theology, forthcoming.
    • (viii) “Temporary Intrinsics and Christological Predication,” Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion, forthcoming.
  • Presentation Incentive Award, St. Thomas Summer Seminars in Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology (sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation) for:
    • (i) “The Freedom of Christ.”
    • (ii)-(iii) “Another Problem of Foreknowledge and Freedom: Aquinas on the Knowledge of Christ’s Human Soul”
    • (iv)-(v) “Conciliar Christology and the Problem of Incompatible Predications”
    • (vi) “Conciliar Christology: A Metaphysical Model.”
    • (vii) “A Philosophical Problem for Christology.”
  • Alpha Sigma Nu (The National Jesuit Honor Society), Member, Saint Louis University, 2007.
  • Pass with Distinction, Saint Louis University doctoral oral comprehensive examination, Department of Philosophy, December, 2007.
  • Phi Beta Kappa (Academic Honor Society), Member, Saint Louis University, 2007.
  • James Collins Memorial Scholarship for excellence in graduate studies in philosophy, Saint Louis University, 2005-2006.
  • Fellowship from Saint Louis University to study at the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Philosophy through the Midwest Consortium of Catholic Graduate Schools Inter University Visitation Program, 2005-2006.
  • Phi Sigma Tau, Valparaiso University, 2002.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Workshop Organizer (along with Kevin Timpe), Exploring the Interim State, sponsored by the Immortality Project.  McCall, ID, July, 2015.
  • Leader (along with Mark McInroy), Analytic Theology Cluster Group Grant, sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame, Spring 2014.
  • Participant, Logos Philosophical Theology Workshop, The Center for Philosophy of Religion (Notre Dame), Notre Dame, each May, 2009 – 2016 (2010 meeting held at Rutgers). Chair: 2009, 2010, 2015. Commentator: 2011. Speaker: 2016.
  • Participant, Wake Forest Hylemorphism Workshop. Winston-Salem, NC, June 2013.
  • Participant, Writing Retreat and Workshop on Divine Freedom, Tallahassee, FL, March 2012.
  • Participant, St. Thomas Summer Seminars in Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology, University of St. Thomas (MN): June 15- July 2, 2010 and June 13- July 1, 2011.
  • Participant, “Metaphysics, Ethics, and Politics in the Thomistic and Analytic Traditions.” A weeklong seminar sponsored by the Witherspoon Institute, Princeton University. August, 2006.
  • Participant, Calvin College Seminars in Christian Scholarship, CCCU Disciplinary Workshop on Philosophy: “What Does it Mean to Be a Christian Philosopher Today?” July, 2005.
  • Member, The American Catholic Philosophical Association
  • Member, The American Philosophical Association
  • Member, Society for Catholicism and Analytical Philosophy
  • Member, The Society of Christian Philosophers
  • Member, The Society for Medieval Logic & Metaphysics

SERVICE: PROFESSION-WIDE

  • Editorial Committee, TheoLogica, 2016-
  • Member, Executive Committee, Society of Christian Philosophers (2014-)
  • Organizer, Society of Christian Philosophers Satellite Sessions, American Catholic Philosophical Association (2014-)
  • Committee Member, Society of Christian Philosophers Satellite Sessions, American Philosophical Association, Central Division (2014-)
  • Assistant Editor, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly (2013-)
  • Committee Member, Midwest Annual Workshop in Metaphysics (MAWM), mawm.org.
  • Member, Society of Christian Philosophers Committee for Outreach to Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Article Referee:
    • American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, American Philosophical Quarterly, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Bloomsbury, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Erkenntnis, Faith & Philosophy, History of Philosophy Quarterly, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, The Journal of Analytic Theology, Mind, Modern Theology, Nova et Vetera, Oxford Bibliographies, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophia, The Philosophical Quarterly, Polish Journal of Philosophy, Religious Studies, Res Philosophica, Sophia, TheoLogica, The Thomist.
  • Book Manuscript Referee:
    • Bloomsbury Publishing, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Routledge Press.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Philosophy 365: Natural Philosophy and Metaphysics, University of St. Thomas (x14)
  • Philosophy 214: Introductory Ethics, University of St. Thomas (x7)
  • Philosophy 115: The Philosophy of the Human Person, University of St. Thomas (x11)
  • Philosophy 105: Historical Introduction to Philosophy, Saint Louis University (x3)

GRADUATE COURSEWORK IN PHILOSOPHY (* indicates course audited)

Contemporary Philosophy

Metaphysics (Peter van Inwagen)
Contemporary Metaphysics (Alicia Finch)
Physicalism and Dualist Alternatives (Jaegwon Kim)
Epistemology (Joe Salerno)
Experimental Knowledge (Kent Staley)
Advanced Logic (Joe Salerno)

Philosophy of Religion

Christian Theism and Philosophy (Alvin Plantinga)
Religion & Science: Conflict or Concord?* (Alvin Plantinga)
The Problem of Evil (Eleonore Stump)
The Existence of God (Richard Swinburne)

History of Philosophy

Plato and Metaphysics (Scott Berman)
Aristotle’s Metaphysics* (Michael Loux)
Aristotle’s Metaphysics (Monte Johnson)
Augustine’s City of God (Jack Marler)
Aquinas’s Metaphysics (Eleonore Stump)
Aquinas’s Ethics (Colleen McCluskey)
Aquinas on Truth* (John O’Callaghan)
Medieval/Early Modern Skepticism (Dominic Perler)
Kant’s First Critique (William Charron)

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