Jeffery Nicholas


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St. Catherine of Siena Hall 116


Ph.D. - University of Kentucky

Area(s) of Expertise:

Catholic social thought, ethics, political philosophy, critical theory, philosophical anthropology, philosophy of midwifery, philosophy of science fiction

Teaching Philosophy:

We must provide a safe space for students to find their interests, develop their identities, form communities, and build self-esteem in support of their full identities as bio-psycho-social bodily individuals so that they are free to learn how to learn and pursue wisdom.

Selected Publications:

Nicholas, J. (2014) “Toward a Radical Integral Humanism: MacIntyre’s Continuing Marxism,” . Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia.223-243.

Nicholas, J. (2013) In Kevin Anderson (Ed.), Of Buggers and Gods: Friendship in Ender’s Game. Wiley Blackwell

Nicholas, J. (2012) Reason, Tradition, and the Good: Frankfurt School Critical Theory and MacIntyre's Reason of Traditions. University of Notre Dame Press

Nicholas, J. (2011) Local Communities and Globalization in Caritas in Veritate. Solidarity.(1),

Nicholas, J. (2003) Rights, Individualism, Community: Aristotle and the Communitarian-Liberalism Debate. Review Journal Of Political Philosophy.(1), 223-249.

Selected Presentations:

Nicholas, J. Alasdair MacIntyre and Civic Humanism: Community, Freedom, and Tomorrow. Sergio Arboleda Universidad, Bogota Colombia - "Alasdair MacIntyre and Civic Humanism: Community, Freedom, and Tomorrow" , 2013

Nicholas, J. International Herbert Marcuse Society. , Lexington, KY - "Paper: The Dimensions of Tradition: Or how substantive reason overcomes one-dimensional thinking" November, 2013

Nicholas, J. International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry. , Grand Rapids, MI - "Paper: Do We Need Human Nature? Social Critique and Substantive Reason" July, 2013

Nicholas, J. International Critical Theory Conference of Rome. , Rome, Italy - "The Nature of Reason: Toward a Critical Theory of Nature" May, 2013

Nicholas, J. Radical Philosophy Association: What is Radical Philosophy Today. , Buffalo, NY - "Revolutionary Practices, Education, and Ideology" October, 2012

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