Reconsidering the Sources of the Self in the Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Periods


James Wetzel

Professor of Philosophy and Augustinian Endowed Chair Department of Philosophy, Villanova University, Villanova PA

B.A., summa cum laude, Princeton University (1982)
Ph.D., Columbia University (1990)

Augustine and the Limits of Virtue (Cambridge 1992); Augustine: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum 2010); City of God: A Critical Guide, ed. (Cambridge 2012); Parting Knowledge: Essays After Augustine (Cascade 2013)

Honors and Awards:
Veritas Award for Research, CLAS, 2014
LACEO/ UCAN Award for Service, 2015

Areas of focus: Augustine and Platonism, moral psychology, metaphysics of evil, mysticism and mythology

Areas of interest: Post-Hellenic philosophy (Rome and its discontents), modern philosophy and the cogito (the Cartesian turn), post-Cartesianism and philosophy’s end (Wittgenstein).

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