Adam Wood, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Philosophy
On Faculty since 2012

Phone: (630)752-5236
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Education

PhD, Philosophy, Fordham University, 2012. Dissertation: "The Immateriality of the Intellect in Thomas Aquinas's Philosophical Psychology."

BA, Philosophy and Ancient Languages, Wheaton College, 2004.

About Adam Wood

Dr. Wood teaches ancient and medieval philosophy. He's especially concerned with bringing medieval thought to bear on contemporary philosophical concerns in metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of religion. His research has focused recently on the resurrection, souls and their powers, theories of cognition, and the philosophical transition between the late Middle Ages and modernity. He's interested as well in Islamic philosophy and environmental ethics. When he's not working Dr. Wood can usually be found outdoors, hiking with his wife Caris and son Augustine, or flyfishing.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • History of Philosophy (Ancient and Medieval)
  • Islamic Philosophy
  • Aquinas
  • Ancient and Early Christian Theories of the Soul

Research Interests

  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Mind/Philosophical Psychology
  • Aristotle
  • Medieval Philosophy

Publications (selected)

"Mind the Gap? The Principle of Non-Repeatability and Aquinas's Account of the Resurrection," Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy 3 (2015), forthcoming

"Aquinas vs. Buridan on the Substance and Powers of the Soul," in John Buridan's Questions on the Soul, ed. Gyula Klima et al. (forthcoming)

"The Faculties of the Soul and Some Medieval Mind-Body Problems," The Thomist 75.4 (2012): 585–636

"Incorporeal Nous and the Science of the Soul in Aristotle's De anima," International Philosophical Quarterly 52.2 (2012): 169–82

“Faith and Reason: The Condemnations of 1277 and the Regensburg Address,” Philosophy and Theology 21 (2009): 165–177

“Names and ‘Cutting Being at the Joints’ in the Cratylus,” Dionysius 25 (2007): 21–33

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