Faculty & Staff

Dr. Carl Vater

Selected Publications, Videos, Papers

Peer Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

“An Inconsistency in Aquinas’s De veritate Account of Divine Ideas” Nova et Vetera 18.2 (2020): 639–52.

With Timothy B. Noone, “The Sources of Scotus’s Theory of Divine Ideas.” In J.F. Falà and I. Zavattero, Divine Ideas in Franciscan Thought (XIIIth–XIVth century), 85–111. Flumen Sapientiae: Studi sul pensiero medievale 8. Rome: Aracane, 2018.

“The Role of the Virtus Formativa in St. Thomas Aquinas’s Account of Embryogenesis,” The Thomist 82 (2018): 113–32.

Presentations and Lectures

“St. Bonaventure on the Origin and Composition of Nature,” Meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, Minneapolis, November 2019

Commentary on Mark D. Gossiaux, “Bernard of Auvergne and the Defense of the Real Distinction between Essence and Existence,” Meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, San Diego, November 2018

“The Influence of Peter John Olivi on Scotus’s Theory of Divine Ideas,” The Morris Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, April 2018.

“Stillness and Silence: The Beginning and the End of Academic Life,” First Year Experience Speaker Series, The Catholic University of America, February 2017.

“Divine Ideas and Exemplars in St. Bonaventure,” Meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, San Francisco, November 2016.

“Henry of Ghent on Divine Ideas of Individuals,” Patristic, Medieval, Renaissance Conference, Villanova University, October 2015.

“Essence and the Giver of Forms in Avicenna,” Patristic, Medieval, Renaissance Conference, Villanova University, October 2014.

“The Key to Understanding Differentia in Aristotle,” 2013 Graduate Student Philosophy Conference on The Categories, The Catholic University of America, March 2013.

 “St. Bonaventure on Faith and the Eucharist in John 6,” Patristic Medieval Renaissance Conference, Villanova University, October 2011.

Deus Impassibilis Patietur et Morietur: St. Thomas on the Cries of the Crucified One,” Graduate Paper Presentation Series, Villanova University, February 2011.

Book Reviews

Review of John Duns Scotus, On Being and Cognition: Ordinatio 1.3, translated by John van den Bercken, in Review of Metaphysics 71 (June 2018): 819–20.

Review of Steven J. Jensen, Knowing the Natural Law: From Precepts and Inclinations to Deriving Thoughts, in Horizons 44.2 (December 2017), 471–72.